St. John’s Episcopal Church in Decatur, Alabama


Associate Rector

Job Description: 

St. John’s Church in Decatur, Alabama, seeks a full-time Associate Rector. Located in the heart of the “River City,” St. John’s was admitted as a parish in the Diocese of Alabama in 1891. We are a vibrant, multi-generational parish known for our dedication to outreach and our sense of mission. We are home to a wide variety of lay-led ministries focused on pastoral care, outreach, evangelism, and fellowship in our common life together. We regularly offer two opportunities for worship on Sunday mornings. The 8:00 service is Rite I with congregational hymns. The 10:30 service is Rite II, and includes offerings from our spectacular choir and as well as children’s chapel. In addition, we have a regular noontime Holy Eucharist on Wednesdays that include prayers for healing and anointing.

Decatur is located on the banks of the Tennessee River, approximately 25 minutes southwest of Huntsville and five minutes west of Interstate 65. Among the many amenities the city has to offer are 27 parks, including Point Mallard, with its famous wave pool and public golf course. Located a few blocks from St. John’s is Decatur’s growing and historic downtown, which boasts the historic Princess Theater as well as the recently completed Alabama Center for the Arts. The Decatur City school system continues to score above the state average in test scores, and both high schools moved into entirely new, state of the art campuses in 2018. St. John’s is part of the Diocese of Alabama, a dynamic, healthy diocese that offers opportunities for clergy collegiality as well as an active Clergy Spouse Association. Compensation for this position is dependent upon experience and is based on diocesan guidelines.


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St. John’s Episcopal Church in Decatur, Alabama








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