21 Things You Might Not Know About Your Pastor & Family

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Things to Know About Pastor Life 

1. He cannot afford the books he just bought to help him serve you better.

2. He has worked over five weeks in a row without a day off several times this year, and the only ones who know this are his wife and kids.

3. Yes, he probably knows all the gossip about you (though he will say he has heard nothing) and loves you like family anyway.

4. He is always on call. If he has been a pastor for five years, he has been on call over 40,000 hours.

5. His children and wife hate the phone.

6. He has probably visited or received help from the food bank this year.

7. He can’t sleep without some kind of medication.

8. He is probably on or has been on some kind of antidepressant.

9. He is probably not telling the truth about certain personal theological changes because he’s afraid you will fire him.

10. He and his wife cannot afford childcare and a date at the same time. So they have probably not been alone together for months.

11. He is the loneliest person in the church, no matter how many friends he has. He can only allow certain people to become very close to him, and if he’s smart, it’s not a person in the congregation.

12. He wants to hide after every sermon.

13. His hardest day is Monday (most pastors’ day off).

14. He has performed many weddings, funerals and counseling sessions for free. Most of the time it’s the wealthy and middle-class families that don’t pay or pay very little.

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Able Baker
Able is the lead pastor of Christ Evangelical and Reformed Church in Hardin, Montana he has been a senior pastor for 10 years. He has a passion for rural ministry and the rural way of life, he enjoys reading, movies, playing sports, chess, coffee, beer, watching MMA, hunting, fishing, and songwriting (he's written over 25 songs and recorded three CD’s). He's been married to his wonderful wife, Abbe, for 15 years. Together they have three beautiful children (Jackson, Chloe, and Lucy).”