Pinelake Church

Pinelake is passionate about reaching college and university students throughout the Metro-Jackson area for Christ, and we're looking for the next college pastor to lead the charge! Here, our vision is to see Mississippi changed one life change story at a time! College students at Millsaps, Belhaven, The University Medical Center, Jackson State University, Holmes Community College, and Hinds Community College make up a population of over 14,000 students right in our back yard.

If your greatest desire is to see college and university students experience the truth of Jesus and live passionately in an authentic community, we need to talk soon!

We'll connect quickly if you are:

  • Connected to university culture and have at least two years of experience leading in a thriving collegiate ministry with a reach over with over 100 students;
  • Focused on college students and they're drawn to you;
  • Raising up a movement of college students within the local church and unconnected students are on your mind when you wake up in the morning;
  • Actively multiplying leadership by recruiting, developing, and inspiring student and adult leaders;
  • Great at communicating with others in large crowds and in small circles; and,
  • Challenging students to "live sent" into their university context and the world!

You'll thrive with us if you:

  • Have the drive to create and build, but thrive with visionary leadership and coaching;
  • Love creating fun environments to connect young adults to Christ; and,
  • Always go the extra mile.

Educational requirements:
Bachelor's degree minimum, higher education is even better.

Our story: The story of Pinelake Church began in February of 1971 in Brandon, Mississippi in a mobile chapel in a rural area near The Reservoir. By God's grace and power, our faith family has grown into a dynamic church spanning five cities throughout our state -- Clinton, Madison, Oxford, the Reservoir, and Starkville. Weekly, we serve over 10,000 people, but we celebrate stories of life change one person at a time.

Reservoir Campus: Pinelake Church started in 1971 in the community we call the Reservoir. Today, the Reservoir campus welcomes over 5500 people every week to one of our worship gatherings. This campus draws attendees from the Metro-Jackson area, the Reservoir community, and beyond! Our college ministry connects to six main campuses throughout our area, and has the opportunity to make an incredible impact for Christ!