Why is a single pastor OUT OF ORDER? Because marriage is considered a normal state, the married pastor has the protection of his wife. Not his mother, lover or undercover brother but the protection of his wife.
Your married pastor is supposed to have the status of a leader in the home, the fulfillment of the marital relationship and thus the freedom to relate to the congregation as one who is already committed within the covenant of marriage. Your pastor should also be one who is able to serve as a model for other men within the congregation and the watching community. If he (your pastor), is NOT operating within all of these and more, he’s OUT OF ORDER!!!
In 2012 I semi-addressed this topic in a blog post as to why I would not belong to a church where the Pastor is single. Why? Because I believe in this particular leadership position, one ought to have a partner to be an example for its members that; love, faithfulness and heterosexual relationships are God’s ultimate plan for man.
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