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
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.
The complete job description and church profile are available online.
If you are interested in becoming a candidate for this position, please
send your current American Baptist profile PDF or the equivalent