Minister of Music and Worship

Yates Baptist Church

Durham, NC


Yates Baptist Church in Durham, NC is seeking a skilled, energetic Christian woman or man as full-time Minister of Music and Worship.  This person will provide leadership in our inclusive ministries for all ages. Yates has a membership of about 600, with approximately 225 regularly attending our two Sunday services.  The sanctuary was renovated in 2017.  Yates affiliates with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the Southern Baptist Convention, and other Baptist bodies.  Many members, children, and visitors participate in our graded choirs, orchestra, and handbell choir. The ideal candidate will:

  • Model mature, Christian discipleship.
  • Understand, appreciate, and uphold Baptist traditions and practices.
  • Lead by inspiring church members and visitors to use their Spirit-given gifts in the worship of God through music and the arts.
  • Plan for uplifting and creative worship experiences using a blended musical approach.
  • Supervise and provide guidance to accompanists, orchestra members and choir leaders.
  • Maintain approachability and flexibility.
  • Collaborate with the ministerial staff and church leaders.
  • Embrace the full range of ministerial responsibilities.
  • Explore the creative use of technology in worship and church ministry.


Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in music or related field.

Theological education required; Master of Divinity or equivalent preferred.


Experience Qualifications:

Possess experience in:

Choral conducting, instrumental conducting, arranging choral and instrumental music, planning worship, leading a full range of church music programs, and providing a broad range of music offerings.


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To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to:


Or mail to:

Minister of Music and Worship Search Committee

Yates Baptist Church

2819 Chapel Hill Road

Durham, NC  27707



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