Job Opportunities

Senior Pastor

Religious | Evangelical Covenant Order (ECO)

Windwood Presbyterian Church
10555 Spring Cypress Rd
Houston, TX 77070



Posted: Nov 18, 2021

Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2022


Background: Windwood Presbyterian Church is a 770 member church located on 57 acres in Harris County, Texas, about 35 miles northwest of downtown Houston. Windwood is a member of ECO, A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. Windwood's key community ministries include The Adventure Preschool, Kardia Christian Academy, and A Future and A Hope Counseling Ministry. Windwood's Senior Pastor is retiring after 27 years. Further details on the church and the position may be found at

Overview: Windwood Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas is seeking a Senior Pastor to lead the

church in fulfilling our commitment to faithfully share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and equip the

congregation for the work of ministry. This position includes diverse responsibilities in the categories of

spiritual leadership, development of a vision for our future, and administration of the church. The

Senior Pastor shall fulfill these responsibilities submitting to the leadership of the Holy Spirit and in

prayerful collaboration with Session, staff, and lay leaders. Key duties and responsibilities include, but

are not limited to the following:

Spiritual Leadership

Expositorily preach and teach the whole word of God to increase comprehension of and

inspire obedience to Scripture

Lead the church in worship and administration of the sacraments

Facilitate the discipleship of all age groups of the church

Courageously proclaim Christ and defend reformed, Biblical faith and values in a culture

increasingly adversarial to Christianity

Oversee and ensure effective pastoral care in routine and emergency situations


Prayerfully collaborate with staff and Session to sense God’s specific vision for the church

and develop implementation plans

Identify our specific approach to fulfilling the Great Commission and the Great

Commandment in an era of rapid cultural change

Discern how to effectively evangelize greater northwest Harris County and to build upon

the church’s established community ministries


Moderate the Session

Lead, encourage, develop, and mentor ministry leaders and staff

Foster a working environment that exhibits high levels of trust, transparency, competency,

and efficiency

Oversee the administration of church finances and property

Coordinate and communicate with key on-campus outreach ministries: The Adventure

Preschool, Kardia Christian Academy, and A Future and A Hope Counseling Ministry

Essential Personal Traits

Unwavering commitment to the authority of scripture and the calling of pastoral ministry

Inspiring and organized preaching and teaching ability

Exceptional interpersonal, collaborative and team-building skills

Warm personal presence that invites connection through listening

Courageous on matters of faith and truth

Committed to personal devotion and prayer disciplines

Salary: Undisclosed



Master’s of Divinity required, Doctorate a plus

Minimum of five years experience with church pastoral care and duties

Exceptional interpersonal, collaborative and team-building skills

Vision for effectively evangelizing our community and building on established outreach ministries

How to Apply

Email resume and cover letter to

Primary Contact: Harold Merkel


Phone: 2813784040