What is the function of a pastor?


The denominational world uses the term "pastor" in a way that you do not find in the Bible. Among the denominations a pastor is a person who preaches and runs a local congregation. It is a blend of the duties the Bible assigns to preachers and elders. In biblical terms a pastor is just another name for those who serve a congregation as an elder.

For the duties of a preacher, evangelist, or minister, see the article "Preachers." For the duties of an elder, bishop, overseer, or pastor, see the sermon outline "Our Need for Guidance."