“The Pastor” of a church, ministry or whatever …

Is a phrase and a concept utterly absent from the New Testament.

Nope, not, nada …

It just ain’t there.

Instead, it comes from reading post-Biblical assumptions, presumptions and meanings not found in Scripture back into Scripture.

In the New Testament, some minister pastorally …

As simply one of many different functions expressed within a healthy church by a diversity of people.

But it is never used in the original language of the New Testament as a title or office …

Nor as justification for one person to be over a church.

Be a Berean …

Search Scripture to see if these things be so.

Then have the courage to follow what God’s Word actually says …

Rather than subsequent human traditions.