First Baptist Cleveland has a passion for developing leaders for the greater Church.
The Lockerman Leadership Institute, announced on Sunday, August 4, 2019, is a program designed to develop and equip leaders to do the work of ministry. The Institute provides practical training, discipleship, direction, wisdom, and opportunities to people called to ministry.
Most notably, the Lockerman Leadership Institute emphasizes placing bivocational pastors in the surrounding region, who may lack seminary training and experience, alongside leaders like Dr. Allan Lockerman, Pastor Jordan Easley, and Dr. Ernest Easley in order to effectively equip them to shepherd their churches for the betterment of the kingdom of God.
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Dr. Allan Lockerman
Pastor Jordan Easley
Dr. Ernest Easley
Frequently Asked Questions
What can you expect out of this residency program?
Which departments are hiring this summer (2022)?
- Children's Ministry
- First Students
- First College
When is the residency program?
Who is eligible?
The residency program is open to young adults ages 20-25.
Are these paid positions?
Yes! Residents will receive a stipend of $225 per week to offset living expenses such as gas and food.
Can I have a second job?
Due to the nature of the residency program, we ask that applicants not work an additional job while in the program. The program requires many late hours and sometimes last minute requests that may conflict with your ability to work a second job.
I’m not from Cleveland, TN; where will I stay?
If you’re not from Cleveland, your department will place you at a host home for the semester.