Three questions for the forum folk. First: Do the Scriptures lump the pastor - teacher as a single gift? Second: As a Baptist, I was taught that the pastor was the elder. That there were only two biblical offices of the church the pastor/elder and deacons. What is the real scriptural proof of a division of "labor" separating pastor and elder(s) into two different political units? The last question has to do with the parameters of leadership qualifications: It is historically accurate that in the SBC some "fallen" pastors became evangelists or home missionaries. In the IFB, the fallen were merely conveniently moved to a different location that some powerful "man of god" would scheme. What Scripture qualifications should a man have to be an evangelist, or missionary? I suppose the question revolves around - would you support someone who is known to have moral failure(s) and give money and support meetings held by that person?