A Letter To My Pastors*

What a beautiful tribute.

Jordan W. Smith

“And now, friends, we ask you to honor those leaders who work so hard for you, who have been given the responsibility of urging and guiding you along in your obedience. Overwhelm them with appreciation and love!”

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13(MSG)

Pastor Gary and Diane Hoffman of Faith Fellowship Church

You are gifted in serving, therefore have been made leaders. You are motivated to mentor, therefore you are teachers. You are moved with compassion, therefore you are shephards. You are obedient to the Father, therefore you are Pastors.

Today is Pastor Apprecation Day and I want to take this opportunity to love on my own Pastors as well as highlight what the Word says about a good leader. I have had the honor of growing up under excellent leadership in my home church. Here is just a few of the lessons I’ve learned from watching my Pastors:

Leading means being the…

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