Q. What is the Biblical justification for the modern day “pastor”?
A. The major roles of church leaders are outlined in Ephesians 4:11-13. The Greek word translated pastor there means shepherd, and the responsibilities are similar. Take care of the flock, see that they’re fed, keep the wolves away, bring back the lost ones. These days most churches ask their pastors to do quite a bit more, and when they do everybody suffers for it.