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9:00 am –  English Language
11:00 am – Spanish Language


29734 Nuevo Road

Nuevo, California 92567 

PH: 951-928-2052



Tuesday-Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm

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The Disciple-making journey at Olive Grove Church starts with asking others to “join me” in following Jesus.

Discipleship is the process we use at Olive Grove Church to ground a follower of Jesus in the way of Jesus.  We start with the classic message from Jesus known as the Sermon on the mount.

Pastor Search

Pastor Prospectus

Gotta Have’s

  • Male
  • Subscribes to (or willing to work within) OGC form of local church government
  • Appropriate use/appreciation of humor
  • Even-tempered/self-controlled
  • Discretion/maintaining confidentiality
  • Healthy relationships, particularly family
  • Love for people/mercy
  • Ability to mentor and delegate
  • Ability to leverage technology in ministry
  • Expositional Teacher
  • Spiritual gifting – exhortation
  • Ability to engage with people on an intellectual level
  • A heart for community outreach
  • Resilience, energy, stamina
  • Good listener, discernment
  • Respects traditions of the church
  • Passionate about God and about the church
  • Biblical view of marriage and abortion
  • Uniter/relationship builder
  • Able to work with a Hispanic pastor
  • Willing to be ordained
  • Good group and individual conflict resolution skills
  • Deep Biblical Training

Wish List

  • Extrovert
  • Confidence/tenacity
  • Small group ministry experience
  • Spiritual gifting – teaching
  • Spiritual gifting – evangelism
  • 10+ years of ministry (at least 5 as senior or exec pastor)
  • Married, with children
  • No criminal record
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish)
  • Likes blended worship style
  • Counseling experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Seminary degree


Could God be calling you to Olive Grove Church?

We are OGC…

Olive Grove Church is a 100-member, 97 year old evangelical church located in the town of Nuevo in rural Riverside County in Southern California, and we are seeking God’s provision for our next Senior Pastor.

Our property includes a 100-seat sanctuary, church office, the Annex (multi-use facility) sitting on two acres, as well as 18 acres of undeveloped land nearby.  We currently have about 80 people attending worship on Sunday mornings.  Our worship style is contemporary, accompanied by guitars, drums and keyboard. The congregation is affiliated with the Missionary Church, Western Region.

Nuevo is a rural community, and most of its residents commute to their work. Major nearby residential developments are in the planning stages, so our area will experience significant growth in the coming years. Nuevo enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot summers, sunny autumn and falls, and mild winters.  It has a small-town feel (July 4th Parade) with a population of 5000 but is nearby to Perris, Menifee and Hemet which offer a wide range of shopping, recreational, educational, and medical opportunities. Nuevo is also close to the mountains, deserts, beaches and major Southern California attractions.

We are seeking a senior pastor who has an authentic living, breathing, dynamic relationship with God.  That someone has a strong calling of God and is capable of bringing His presence home to our congregation.  Our PastorNext is someone who is in tune with the Holy Spirit, seeks and knows how to hear God’s voice, and practices personal spiritual disciplines.  He is a leader who desires to live out the Great Commission and the Great Commandment and is able to inspire others to join in the mission and vision of our church.  Our area is ripe for transformation and our new senior pastor should be gifted in creating a climate and environment where people grow spiritually into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.  

We need a dynamic person who reflects the Biblical description of a spiritual leader with a servant’s heart.  PastorNext has highly effective communication skills and the ability to connect with people both from the pulpit as well as in person-to-person interactions.  Powerful preaching is highly valued here.  We seek Biblically based messages that are delivered in a way that challenges people to respond and grow in their faith. 

Our congregation has a wide range of ages and a children’s and youth ministry.  We are seeking a pastor who recognizes these young people as Christ’s future church and who shares in our love for them.  Our men’s and women’s ministries are actively striving to equip people with a real and growing relationship with Christ.  OGC has a real passion for Missions.  We support several long-term, overseas missionaries as well as church members on short-term missions trips. 

Our senior pastor will have a solid experience in leading a vibrant church through growth. We need a leader who can identify, recruit and develop leaders and staff.   PastorNext can articulate, communicate and implement a vision – all under the mantle of prayer and spiritual guidance.  His home life, with strong attention to family, should complement his church ministry life.  His personal life needs to be balanced – physically, mentally, and emotionally.  Our pastor will also have a warm and steady character, an obvious love for people, and a real and open nature.

Olive Grove Church is looking for a senior pastor.  Are you a man of integrity and a man of vision?  Has God blessed you with the gift to teach and inspire with His Word? Do you have a passion for families and children?  Can you picture God using you to lead a church through spiritual growth as well as through congregational growth?  Can you imagine an entire community being transformed by the ministry of a church which believes in the power and purpose of God?

As you read through this material, please join us in asking God for His direction.  As you open your heart and mind, could God be calling you to Olive Grove Church?







Olive Grove Church


OUR VISION:  To reach people for Jesus Christ in our current and changing community.

OUR MISSION:  Olive Grove Church exists to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ who seek God’s heart, live God’s Word, love God’s people and reach God’s world.




Seek God’s Heart

Value Statement: We are committed to bring glory to God as our fundamental reason for living.

Behavioral StatementWe glorify God in our daily lives, both individually and corporately, through Christ-centered worship, prayer, service and Bible study.

Biblical Basis: 1 Chronicles 22:19, Matt 6:33, 1 Corinthians 10:31, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Col 3:1-2, 2 Thessalonians 3:5, 1 Peter 1:7


Live God’s Word

Value Statement: We are committed to the Bible as the true and inspired Word of God that changes and sustains lives.

Behavioral StatementWe read, teach, and apply Scripture in order to make disciples of Jesus Christ who genuinely seek to know God personally and grow into spiritual maturity.

Biblical Basis: Joshua 1:8, Proverbs 30:5, Psalm 119:11, 2 Timothy 3:14-17, Hebrews 4:12


Love God’s People

Value Statement: We are committed to value each person by demonstrating Christ’s love.

Behavioral StatementWe provide fellowship, care, support and intercessory prayer for each child of God. We serve all age levels and diverse needs. We hold one another accountable in truth and love.

Biblical Basis: Psalm 133:1, Mark 12:29-30, John 13:34-35, Philippians 2:1-4, 1 Thessalonians 4:9, 1 Peter 4:8, 1 John 4:7-8


Reach God’s World

Value Statement: We are committed to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ in our world.

Behavioral StatementWe are a compassionate, generous and loving church that serves and cares for the physical, financial and spiritual needs in our local and global communities. We use these service opportunities to glorify God and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Biblical Basis: Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8, Acts 4:12, Romans 1:16, Romans 10:13-15, Philippians 2:4, Hebrews 13:16, James 1:27