I used to belong to a non-baptist church which was somewhat independent in that they "called their pastors" by a vote of the membership. However, the pastors had more control over decisions than in most Baptists chunches. It is a common practice in that denomination for pastors who had sons in the ministry to bring them on staff as associate or assistant ministers. My question is: Is this ethical? A pastor is supposed to be "called of God" to that church. Is it ethical for pastors to treat the church as their business and hire their sons with the potential of passing the church (business) on to their family? What do you think about this?