What is Pastor?

  • (noun): A person authorized to conduct religious worship.
    Synonyms: curate, minister, parson, rector
    See also — Additional definitions below


A pastor is usually an ordained leader of a Christian congregation. When used as an ecclesiastical styling or title, the term may be abbreviated to "Pr" or often "Ps."

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Pastor (surname)
... Pastor or Pastore family name is descriptive for the profession of a religious (usually Christian) Pastor and the profession of a shepherd pastor ...
List Of Alumni Of The Immaculate Heart Of Mary Seminary - International Diocesean
... Floro Arcamo – Pastor, Star of the Sea Church, San Francisco Msgr ... Tungol – Pastor, Church of the Epiphany, San Francisco, USA Chairman, Council of Priests, Archdiocese of San Francisco Fr ... Manuel "Boboy" Curso – Pastor, Holy Angels Church, Colma, California, USA Fr ...
La Symphonie Pastorale - Plot
... It is about a pastor who adopts a young blind girl whom his daughter, Charlotte, names "Gertrude" ... Symphony (also known as the Pastoral Symphony) which the pastor takes Gertrude to hear ... It also refers to the pastor's own symphony with Gertrude ...
Leonard Woolsey Bacon - Biography
... He was also pastor of the First Church in Stamford, Connecticut (1862-65), and of the New England Congregational Church in Brooklyn, New York (1865-70) ... time preaching to "American sojourning there." From 1878 to 1882 he was pastor of the Park Congregational Church in Norwich, Connecticut, and later of ... In 1887, he was the pastor of the Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Georgia ...
Pastor - Leaving The Ordained Ministry
... such as clergy counselor Rowland Croucher suggest that the numbers of "ex-pastors" roughly equals that of serving clergy throughout the Western world ... More pastors and priests may be leaving parish ministry than are lost to most other professions ... Other writers have explored ex-pastors within particular denominations and/or focused on particular related issues such as burnout, stress, marital ...

More definitions of "Pastor":

  • (noun): Only the rose-colored starlings; in some classifications considered a separate genus.
    Synonyms: subgenus Pastor