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Preacher & Pastor

Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by El_Guero, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. El_Guero

    El_Guero New Member

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    How should we view Preachers & Pastors.

    I know that I have grown up with the feeling that the two are close to being synonyms.

    How about anyone else?
     
  2. dianetavegia

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    Nope. You can preach to a crowd without ministering to them as their pastor. Our last pastor was my preacher, my pastor and a good friend.

    Diane
     
  3. blackbird

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    I am a Pastor who is at his best while he's preaching!!

    Brother David
     
  4. Gershom

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    The two are not necessarily the same. But thank God for both.

    We had a pastor who was a gifted preacher. I'd say he was more of an evangelist than pastor. Gifted man who loves the Lord, but I believe because of the evidence that he should have given himself to just preaching. He retired from the pastorate and now preaches on occasion.
     
  5. SaggyWoman

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    They aren't the same.

    I have had good pastors who stunk as preachers.

    I have heard good preachers that were pitiful as a pastor.

    God bless the church that has both in one man.
     
  6. dianetavegia

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    Our minister of education had a church but honestly felt he didn't have the gift to pastor but to administer and he does a wonderful job! He SURE CAN PREACH too! Just not a real people person. [​IMG]
     
  7. DavidsAngel

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    Our pastor in the Church that I just joined, is a wonderful preacher and pastor.
     
  8. Dr. Bob

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    Preacher = kerux or herald of tidings

    Pastor = poimen or shepherd of flock

    Two vastly different jobs and two different gifts of the Holy Spirit. Rare to find them both in one man.
     
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