I am not Southern Baptist and do not believe in a board ran church. I am also do not believe that a pastor should run rough-shod over a church and being a dictator. I believe that the scriptures teach that a church is to be lead by the pastor as the pastor follows Christ and the body is to act as the one who gives final approval to the directions that the pastor sets. So here is what I am asking: 1. Who agrees or disagrees and why 2. Can you provide scriptural support for or against the position that I have outlined. Here is why: Frankly, I am having trouble finding scriptural proof text for my position. The above is what I believe and what I have been taught but I don't have any of my notes or resources available to me right now to research it on my own. I kind of need to find scriptural support in the next few days. I appreciate all the comments to come.