Can a man who is obese be a preacher?


Our church of Christ congregation employs a minister who is morbidity obese. His wife is also obese but not to the degree of the minister. The minister claims that his weight is not related to his ministry. Does the Bible have any teachings on this matter?

May God bless you and the wonderful work you do.


I'm sorry, but there isn't a weight requirement on people in the Bible, including preachers. While a person can have problems with gluttony, there are other reasons, such as diabetes, that can lead to weight problems. The only appropriate questions are: is he doing his duties and is he teaching the truth.