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Website First Church of Wellston

An independent, non-denominational, Bible-believing church

Pastor needed!

The First Church of Wellston – a fundamental, Bible-believing, undenominational church established in 1909 – is prayerfully seeking a full-time Senior Pastor. We are looking for a committed, born-again Christian man who will preach God’s Word for the salvation of souls and the edification and spiritual growth of Believers. A successful candidate for this position will demonstrate a mature faith, possess skills in administration and communication, and have at least 10 years of church leadership experience. The Pastor will perform all the normal functions of the ministry as directed by the Board.  He will be in charge of all worship services and along with the Deacons decide who will be able to fill the pulpit in his absence or for special services.  The Pastor will be an “ex officio” member of all committees, boards, and organizations within the church.

First Church of Wellston is located in the heart of the Manistee National Forest in the village of Wellston, MI with an approximate population of 240. Wellston is the heart of Norman Township with a population of 1553. Our congregation is drawn from the entire township. We are surrounded by pristine natural resources, including many nearby lakes and rivers. Our church and parsonage are located only 1 block from beautiful Crystal Lake. Swimming and fishing are at your doorstep!

Our parsonage has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, full walk-out basement, central air, gas heat, furnished with all major appliances, large front deck, and a detached 2-car garage.  Again, our church/parsonage are located just 1 block away from Crystal Lake!

First Church is currently governed by an elected Board consisting of 3 male Deacons, three female Trustees, a female Treasurer, and a female Clerk who meet monthly.  We hold annual meetings with the congregation in September.  Our revised constitution was adopted on June 30, 2021.

Current membership is 30.  Our adult Sunday School (Life Way studies) averages 15-20, but sadly at this time we have no children.   Sunday Morning Worship varies with added visitors in the summer months giving us numbers over 40, whereas the winter months often drop to a low of 20/30. Wednesday prayer service has between 10-15.

Our budget for the 2020-2021year is just under $65,000.00.  Pastor’s benefits include a parsonage, money for fuel gas and electricity, cash salary, and 14 days annual vacation to include two Sundays.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to “First Church of Wellston Search Committee”, PO Box 91, Wellston, MI 49689. Or E-mail to Please include at least 2 personal references and a video or link to a video showing you preaching during a service.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

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