Often in churches and ministries, the pastor is untouchable. He has an entourage that follows him, but never leads or advises. Take Rev. Phillip Haltom, pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Chicago.
Haltom dabbling in another old profession and what some priests have done to altar boys do have one thing in common – the leader of the church had no ACCOUNTABILITY.
Pastors and preachers think they are above keeping in check because they are so in-tune with the Holy Spirit. MEMO to big-headed shepherds everywhere: ANYONE can ignore the phone when it’s ringing, even you.
This must change if the Church has any future chance of penetrating stigma and promoting dogma.
Jesus Christ, himself, was accountable to the ‘sons of thunder‘ (i.e. Peter, James and John). His posse was a dozen, but his inner court was a trio. There is power in numbers, even if that power is keeping you out of trouble when temptation comes knocking on your door, Pastor.