People often complain that ministry does not pay well, but I bet it does pay well, or at least allot more than what I make. How much does ministry pay in a small church for an assistant pastor? Perhaps it all depends on the church, geographic location, and tithing power of the members. I do not believe in the tithe but in free will giving and I bet if everyone thought like me pastors may not make as much as I do not feel bound to always give 10% to the church as sometimes I will give my money to missions, and para church ministries instead. So what is it? Numbers please. 30K? 40K? 60K? 20K? 10K? Or what? Someone will say its not about the money and yes its not. However one needs money to live on as I am not aware of any money trees one can grow.