Ministry Opportunities

Revised: May 2022

Ministry Opportunities – Cornerstone Conference IPHC

Pastoral appointments will be made according to one of the following tracks. The Conference Superintendent or his appointee shall meet with the Local Church Administrative Council to determine the best method of selection. Pastoral candidates may be considered from any Conference in the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. In all situations, Senior Pastors and churches are subject to the appointing powers of the Conference. Unless an alternative structure has been approved by the Conference Executive Council, the office of Senior/Lead Pastor shall be held by only one person, who must be a credentialed IPHC clergy member.

Track 1: The Conference Executive Council may appoint Senior Pastors to local churches in consultation with the Local Church Administrative Council.

Track 2: The Conference Executive Council may appoint Senior Pastors to local churches in consultation with the Local Church Administrative Council and election by the local congregation.

Track 3: The Local Church Administrative Council may appoint a pastoral search committee to offer candidates to the local congregation. This committee shall initiate its work with the Conference Superintendent and work through the Conference Superintendent in making contacts with its candidates.

The process as described above is defined in its entirety in the IPHC Manual.  If you would like more information about one or more of the following churches, please contact the Cornerstone Conference Ministry Center at 336-656-7936.

Available Churches: 

*The following is a list of churches actively seeking a Pastor.  

Congo PHC
201S Holiness Church Rd,
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Hickory PHC
261 21st St SE
Hickory, NC 28602

Mt. Calvary PHC
350 A L Philpott Hwy.
Axton, VA 24054

Pleasant Garden PHC
5201 Davis Mill Rd,
Greensboro, NC 27406


Interested in pastoral ministry?

If you would like to be considered for one or more of these available churches, please contact Bishop Mike Ainsworth at (336) 656-7936, Ext. 128 or (828) 228-1959.  Please note that all applicants must meet the criteria of a Credentialed Minister In Good Standing as stated in our Conference Bylaws and IPHC Manual. Please send your resume to:
Cornerstone Conference IPHC
Attention: Bishop Mike Ainsworth
P.O. Box 150, Browns Summit, NC 27214


Interested in starting a new church?

We ask that you join with us to pray for new congregations/churches to be birthed and established in Cornerstone Conference!  Also, we would like to see a new congregations in our West Elkin, NC property.

If you are interested in starting a new congregation, please contact Jonathan Hill ([email protected]), our Resident Director of Evangelism Ministries or Joel Pava ([email protected]), our Resident Director of Hispanic Ministries today!


Additional Opportunities For Ministry


River of Life Church, Greensboro NC – Praise & Worship Leader
Searching for a compassionate and dedicated Praise and Worship Leader who is able to sing and play the keyboard. Please contact Pastor David Lineback at 336-500-7962 for more information and to schedule an interview.

The Message Community Church, Kannapolis NC – Children’s Pastor
The Children’s Pastor is responsible for overseeing the entire children’s ministry to ensure a smoothly operating, safe and effective program. The Children’s Pastor will recruit and train leaders who will touch children’s lives with God’s love, teach them God’s Word and provide fellowship with God’s people – laying a foundation that will keep children interested in the things of God and involved in church.
The Message Community Church – Children’s Pastor Job Description



Check back for additional opportunities for ministry. They are listed as they are made available to the conference.