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Pastor or Preacher?

Preachers among churches of Christ, as in first century congregations, should pattern their work after men like Timothy and Titus.  These men were not pastors or reverends; they were gospel preachers, evangelists, ministers and teachers (2 Tim 4:2, 5; 1 Tim 4:6, 11; 6:2; 2 Tim 2:2, 24) – these were not their titles, but descriptions of their service.  Since Jesus taught against wearing religious titles (Matt 23:8-12), a gospel preacher would just prefer that you call him by his given name.

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