Hampstead Baptist Church Job Posting



Hampstead Baptist Church is seeking an associate pastor to fill a full-time position responsible to provide pastoral leadership to the Youth/Family Ministry and Music Ministry of HBC.


  • Must meet the biblical qualifications for overseer found in 1 Timothy 3:1–7 and Titus 1:5–9.
  • Must possess and demonstrate ability to preach and teach, relate to and mentor people of various age groups, oversee various ministries, and equip others for ministry.
  • Must affirm the Baptist Faith & Message 2000.
  • Must be willing and capable of teaching and preaching.
  • Must possess abilities to lead musical worship on Sunday Mornings
  • Education: Master of Divinity or equivalent is desired but not required.
  • Experience: Related ministry experience is desired but not required.


  • This is a full-time position that will split time between Youth/Family Discipleship and Music.
    • 60% of time will be spent working with Youth/Family Discipleship.
    • 20% of time will be spent assisting the Lead Pastor with various tasks including funerals, visitation, counseling, etc.
    • 20% of time will be devoted to preparing for and leading worship on Sunday Mornings.


  • $50–60k
  • Medical Insurance
  • Milage
  • Retirement Matching

Application Process

Please submit a resume and music sample to office@hampsteadbc.org

Lead Pastor: Cole Peck
Years at HBC: 3 Years
Family: Cole is married to Christin, and they have a daughter named Charleigh Rose and their Toy Aussie Mr. Beau Jangles.
Favorite Verse: Judges 16:30 Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines.” He pushed with all his might, and the temple fell on the leaders and all the people in it. And those he killed at his death were more than those he had killed in his life.
Bio: Pastor Cole grew up north of Kansas City, MO in a small town called Lawson. He accepted Christ in the 6th grade and has felt a call to ministry thereafter. He attended Hannibal Lagrange University in Hannibal, MO, where he received a B.A. in Bible. He then moved to Fort Worth, TX to attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he received a M.Div. and Th.M. in Old Testament, and is continuing in a Ph.D. in Old Testament. Cole enjoys reading, eating, and Kansas City sports.
Discipleship/Missions Pastor: John Warnken
Years at HBC: 13 years

Family: Pastor John has a son John L Warnken and daughter Laurie A Fyock

Favorite Verse: James 1:22 “Be ye doers of the Word and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”

Bio: After John’s military service, he joined the Maryland State Police and served for 17 years. John was saved in 1973 and began attending a Christian College part time. In 1977, he resigned from the State Police and began the training with New Tribes Mission. In December 1979, upon completion of the mission training, he, his Wife Barbara, and their two teenage children flew to Senegal West Africa to begin their ministry. They did tribal evangelism among the Bainouke people, who were almost totally Muslims. John and his family served a total of 24 years in Africa. They served in that capacity until the late 1990s when John had a heart attack. They came home to the U.S. for treatment and then returned to Senegal. The harsh weather environment affected John’s health and the mission forced John return to the U.S., where he served as a Representative for New Tribes Mission on the east coast.  It was during the latter part of this time, 2006 John was asked by Pastor Chris to come as Missions and Discipleship Pastor at Hampstead Baptist Church.

John has one daughter and one granddaughter are still serving with the mission as this time.
Office Administrator  Melissa Ruby
Years at HBC: 2 Years
Family:  Melissa is married to James and they have two adult sons.
Favorite Verse: 

Psalm 103:8-11  The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in faithful love. He will not always accuse us or be angry forever. He has not dealt with us as our sins deserve or repaid us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his faithful love toward those who fear him.


Bio: Melissa was born and raised in Maryland. She accepted Christ in 1985. Since then, Melissa has found great joy in serving in various ministries throughout the church. In 2006, she became a member at HBC. Melissa has been blessed to have the opportunity to serve in the Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Music Ministry, and various Outreach Ministries of HBC. In May of 2019, she was hired as the temporary, part-time Administrator for HBC. In August of 2020, she accepted a full time position as Office Administrator for HBC. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys crafting, reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family.

Secretary: Linda Wheat
Years at HBC: 10 Years
Favorite Verse: Proverbs 3: 5 & 6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Bio: Linda is the Church Secretary at HBC. Originally from Manchester, MD, she now resides in Hanover, PA. She is married, has two adult children, and is a grandmother to two terrific grandchildren.