Old Cambridge Baptist Church in Harvard Square
Position – Pastor
The Old Cambridge Baptist Church (OCBC) in Cambridge, MA is seeking a part-time pastor to provide leadership and vision for a growing congregation committed to living out God’s forgiveness, justice, and resurrecting love in ways that transform individuals, move us toward Beloved Community, and engagement in mending the world.
OCBC is a progressive and inclusive Christian community in the American Baptist tradition that seeks to offer God’s radical hospitality to all, holding fast to love and justice for the earth and all its peoples, welcoming all who are seekers. Through our common life of prayer, worship, spiritual development, and the arts, we strive to follow the example of Jesus and to work, through active nonviolence, for social, racial, economic, and ecological justice, and for peace. OCBC, a Welcoming and Affirming congregation since 1983, has a long history of supporting the civil and ecclesiastical rights of all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We are fully committed to racial equity, gender equality, and accessibility to persons of all abilities. We invite people from all backgrounds and walks of life to worship with us on Sunday mornings and in our daily lives.
The church building is an historic landmark located in Harvard Square, just steps away from Harvard University. Tourists from all over the world visit the church and gardens daily. OCBC is a strong supporter of the arts. OCBC’s vibrant music program is a highlight of our worship. OCBC also rents space to the Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre and other non-profit organizations.
We hope to welcome a gifted preacher and a warm, empathetic, and outgoing minister with a background in local church ministry, an understanding of organizational dynamics, and experience in leadership development.