I am interested in hearing about the kind of role your pastor plays in your church. I know there are several different opinions and this may be a dead horse, but I havent been here that long so I do not know what is or what isnt. In my church, the pastor is the final authority over the local assembly as long as he is biblical and just in his decisions. He of course does the preaching but always leaves the pulpit open to other called Men of God to preach also. How much authority does the pastor have in your church?