Quoting from the Bible: Okay, guys... here is the question, I had a guy at our Church try and tell me, that the scripture above basically is saying that, unless I am married with Children, I cannot be a Pastor of a Church. Is this true? I've heard of Pastors of Baptist Churches not being married. or is this guy full of hot air, I believe the Lord has called me to Preach and Teach the Word of the Lord. and I am 33 years old, and I am not married, nor have I any Children. does this keep me from becoming a Pastor? or no? Opinions Please... Not wishing to start a debate now, I just want some other opinions. For the Record, I more than likely would NOT accept a Pastorite of a Church, being unmarried, as it is quite dangerous, But is that supposed to be a "hard and fast" rule? or was Paul mearly saying, if you are married, have one wife, and if you have children, let them be under subjection. Again, Opinions and thoughts, Please. Blessings in the Name of Christ, our Lord and Risen Saviour. Matthew Henry A Pastor to Be!