Pastoral Search

The Orthodox Congregational Church in Lanesville (OCCL), is now accepting applications for the position of Pastor/Teacher. OCCL is a member of the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference (4Cs), and was established in 1830 as an orthodox response to the Unitarian/Universalist controversy of the day. Since then it has held firmly to an orthodox evangelical faith and sought to be a congregation of both truth and grace. OCCL is a vibrant, multi- generational congregation of Christians who are committed followers of Jesus Christ, lovers of God’s word, and eager to love one another and our larger community.

OCCL is a unique congregation of around 200 members. We are Reformed in theology, but welcoming to those of other theological traditions. We are truly congregational; affirming pastoral leadership while remaining committed to shared governance. Our Elders, both male and female, are deeply involved in the care and shepherding of the congregation.  The congregation includes a diversity of occupations and careers and we are accustomed to exegetical biblical preaching and teaching that goes deep and challenges us to take action.

Our Pastor/Teacher of over 20 years retired at the end of October 2019. We began our search for a new Pastor/Teacher with a significant time of prayer and preparation and are now ready to invite applications.  Please use the links below to review documents that will give you further insight into the Orthodox Congregational Church in Lanesville. If, after prayerful consideration, you are interested in the position, please click the “Apply” link below to be directed to the information that you will need to include in your application.

Church Constitution

Statement of Faith

Doctrinal Convictions

Pastor/Teacher Job Description

If you have further questions, please contact the Search Committee at

Grace and peace,

The Pastoral Search Committee of the Orthodox Congregational Church in Lanesville


Posted January 25th, 2020