There is a common practice found within the organizational church – the practice of paying someone a salary to fulfill the role of pastor. Usually there is one man, considered to be the senior pastor, who is paid for fulfilling this role. There are often certain tasks associated with the salary – as with any salaried job. These tasks often include visitation, preaching (especially on Sunday mornings), growing the numbers, counseling, and more.
Question(s): Does doing these tasks make you a pastor? Is it possible to pay someone to fulfill a staff position called pastor without having an actual pastor?