IN another thread someone said that the problem with pastors preaching what the congregation wants to hear is that they are professional and are afraid to lose their job. Personally, I believe that a pastor should be paid. In fact we have two paid elders at our church and I am very grateful for that. To have more than one man fully dedicated to the ministry is a great blessing. It is a slightly different topic but those I have seen who oppose the minister being often also oppose formal education for pastors. A pastor should be an expert in his field just as anyone in a secular vocation. And he is worthy of the same financial remuneration as well.