What We Appreciate About Our Pastors


Pastor Appreciation Month is a great time to encourage and thank our pastors for what they do for us, on Sunday and every other day of the week. Being a leader can be a lonely, hard job, and we should help by letting them know how much they mean to us. Here at WORDsearch, we wanted to share with you some of the great things we love about our pastors here in Austin.

What I appreciate about my pastor is that he passionately pursues practical, intellectual and scholarly study, but treats that study as a doorway to the wondrous mystery of God’s kingdom. More than anyone I’ve known, he respects the lessons we can learn in this life as a reflection of Heaven and values both faith and sight as gifts from God. – Joe Hendley, senior e-book developer

I admire and respect my pastor for his absolute devotion to both the spiritual and real-world needs of his flock. – David Henderson, OCR technician

I appreciate my Pastor for the fact that he stands up for what he and our church believes in. Whether it is from the Altar or from the steps of the Capitol Building, He causes GOD’s voice be heard in the wilderness. Some day this may come back to bite him as far as the new laws that are trying to be enacted, but he is steadfast in getting GOD’s views out no matter the cost. He meets with many of the area pastors every month to stay in touch with the community and to get the other Pastors views. He preaches good sound Biblical sermons. He walks the walk and talks the talk. We love him. – Larry M. Connally, technical support agent

I appreciate my pastor’s awareness of the issues his congregation is facing and his willingness to honestly and courageously address them with biblical truth. – Kristina Vandiver, e-book development manager

What I appreciate most about my pastor is his commitment to community. And not within the context of the walls of the church building, but how we as believers interact within our community. He always looks for opportunities for to serve and be involved in our schools, city events and activities. Its one thing to read the Word, but its another to live it out by following His commands to love one another. –Mike Cooper, senior acquisitions editor

I appreciate my pastor’s ability to really study the Gospel’s true meaning and then communicate it in a way that is very easy for me to comprehend and apply to my everyday life. – Austin Bush, manager of sales and support

What I like about my pastor is his passion.  He wants everyone to know that God loves them and that they can have a real, true, meaningful and loving relationship with Him and that life with God is so wonderful in so many ways. In fact, he is so passionate about telling us this that often times he will raise his voice, push out the words, and his face crinkles up and his whole body will contract.  That’s how much he wants us to know that God loves us and wants us. –Julian Aram Garcia, WORDsearch technical support

What I love about my pastor is that he is a teaching pastor. He uses Scripture, Greek and Hebrew word studies, and he has a great sense of humor. – Kelli Kelly, operations manager

I appreciate my pastor (and my dad) for his dedication to study and to teach. He teaches at our church at least five times every week, and for every hour he teaches that means many more hours of study beforehand. I look up to him as my pastor and as my father as an example of what kind of man I should be. – Bob Bolender III, e-book developer

I love that my pastor is wise. He always uses logical, smart points that make sense and challenge me in my faith. What do you appreciate about your pastor? Share with us, or more importantly, share with them! If you are a pastor, don’t forget to check out our appreciation page, with some free books and great deals!

Katie Cornett

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