I get the impression some folks around here consider Bi-vocational pastors and/or their churches to be second rate. In statistics I have heard, there are many pastors and churches that prefer that arangement. I know 2 men who have had "good" seminary educations who have spent most if not all of their ministry time as Bi-vocational pastors. They chose to remain in that capacity. Is there something wrong with a man who would choose to remain 30 years in a small church in a small community which will likely never become a full time ministry?