Of Their Pastor

“And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Jeremiah 3:15

My striking memory of the 35th Pastoral Anniversary Services of Pastor and Mrs. Harold Kern in Bellevue, WA. is the love and respect demonstrated by the saints in their church. It was profound, and obviously sincere. It was genuine. Repeatedly, throughout the four days of services, accolades and gestures of gratitude and love were heaped on this deserving couple.

Harold and Pam Kern are not perfect, just as your pastor is not perfect. Harold and Pam Kern have made mistakes and errors in judgment just as your pastor has. Be assured there is not a man or woman alive who is perfect and totally free from fault. Doesn’t exist.

Stick with your pastor. Encourage him, lift him, support him. Tell him of your love and admiration for him and for your church. Involve him in your life, in your joys and in your sorrows. Make room for him to minister to you, to guide you, and to direct you.

A pastor is a blessed gift…a gift from God…to be cherished, loved and honored.


About Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 78 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She has been married to Jerry for 60 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)
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2 Responses to Of Their Pastor

  1. Kevin Hopper says:

    Shirley, Pastor Mike Conn from Topeka, KS spoke to our church about this same topic on Sunday night! We all need to hold our Pastor up in prayer and show our support constantly!

  2. Shirley says:

    Hello, Kevin–

    By the very nature of their jobs, pastors live in constant stress. To have understanding saints who truly care for their leaders makes the work so much easier. In the long run, saints “get back” every unit of energy they expend in blessing their pastor, for the pastor is enabled then to preach and teach more effectively. It’s a wonderful, holy circle of giving and receiving.

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