By Johnnie Godwin
Contributing Columnist, B&R
Everybody needs a pastor! Even a pastor needs one. But just what is a pastor to be and do to meet our needs? Today we use so many words to describe the role of pastor that I feel the need to put a laser focus on why I say everybody needs a pastor. I’m talking just about the one “somebody” God gives a church to preach and shepherd our souls in and at all of life’s turns.
No one person can be and do all that a church of any size expects of its pastor. I know that because I was a pastor for 11 years in Texas. I served for a time on the staff of a mega-church. Also, over a dozen years during the last 50, I’ve been an interim pastor in Tennessee. Interim pastors are kind of like granddads: while they’re present, they’re going to love on the church and be loved. Then they’re gone. [Read more…]