The River Conference of the Free Methodist Church

Angel Fire NM – Lead Pastor

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Appointed Full-time Pastor
Village Church
12 Crestview Dr, PO Box 1507, Angel Fire, NM 87710


Village Church, a dynamic, Spirit-filled church located in Angel Fire, NM  is seeking a full-time lead pastor after its founding pastor resigned in June 2023.  On any given Sunday morning, 30 to 80 people engage in Spirit-filled worship.  The membership consists of full-time residents, 9 to10 month residents, and numerous vacationing families.  Village church has experienced significant and consistent growth over its 6 year history.   The current worship space is rented – not uncommon in the valley due to real estate costs associated with a resort community.  The Local Board of Administration is spiritually mature and consists of a diverse number of community leaders.  The Church is financially stable and has been debt free.  It is purchasing a home to serve as a parsonage for its next pastor.  Currently, the church employs a children and youth minister and a custodian.


  • Spirit-filled Sunday worship.
  • Vibrant Small Group Ministry.
  • Active childrens and youth ministries.
  • Collaborates with the Moreno Valley Ministerial Group in hosting a community-wide Vacation Bible School.
  • Supports a local food and clothing pantry to provide for those in need.


Angel Fire NM is located in the Moreno Valley that includes the cities of Eagle Nest, Angel Fire, and Black Lake.  Angel Fire is located 4 hours from Colorado Springs CO, 2 hours from Santa Fe NM, and 1 hour from Taos NM (closest hospital and primary care doctors).

Angel Fire is the home of Angel Fire Resort – skiing in the winter, mountain biking in the summer, gold course, RV park, etc. Angel Fire’s resident population is a little over 1100, with significant enlargement during resort seasons. Its resident population does have ethnic diversity with over 10% of its resident of Latino heritage.  It is a unique mountain town with 1 grocery store, 2 gas stations, 2 banks, several ski / mountain biking shops, several restaurants with limited operations based on seasons, lumber yard, hardware store, 2 “dollar” stores.  Angel Fire has cold, snowy winters but very mild summers.  It is a highly desired vacation location.


  • Biblical Preaching / Teaching.
  • Outgoing personality that can engage the community, community leaders, and other church leaders.
  • Organizational skills that express the Mission, values and importance of the Free Methodist church connection.
  • Continuing the discipleship focus through small groups and one-on-one connections.
  • Enjoy the unique nature of a mountain town and its diverse outdoor opportunities.
  • Worship leading / musician skills would be helpful.


  • Is a full-time ministry position.
  • Parsonage or Housing Allowance.
  • Discretionary Ministry Allowance (purchase Angel Fire Resort membership)
  • Partial Medical Insurance offset
  • Reimbursable Expenses Allowance based on receipts.
  • FMC Retirement.


Rev Dr Michael Traylor, Superintendent
Email, 216-407-3757

Rev Mark W Douglas, Assistant Superintendent
Email, 719-307-9502