Logos Bible Software
Products>Portraits of a Pastor: The 9 Essential Roles of a Church Leader

Portraits of a Pastor: The 9 Essential Roles of a Church Leader


Digital list price: $7.99
Save $2.00 (25%)


As a pastor, do you feel like you’re wearing too many hats?

If you’re a pastor, you know the tension of balancing (or trying to) the many roles and expectations that come with leading a church. But are you able to distinguish which roles are truly essential? And can you measure how you’re fulfilling them?

Portraits of a Pastor features contributions from evangelical leaders like Jason Allen, Jared C. Wilson, Daniel L. Akin, and Owen D. Strachan on the essential roles and aspects of pastoral ministry. Together the book answers three important questions:

  • What does it mean for the pastor to hold all nine roles?
  • Why should the pastor fulfill these roles?
  • How can the pastor most faithfully fulfill them?

A pastor must be a preacher, shepherd, missionary, evangelist, church historian, theologian, man of God, leader of his household, and leader of others—a tall order! After reading Portraits of a Pastor, you’ll:

  • Have a clearer vision of the roles you should fulfill in the life of your congregation
  • Be inspired to fulfill your calling by growing in new areas of leadership
  • Know the unbiblical visions of pastoral leadership that may distract you from your core calling

It’s true: much is demanded of pastors. But it’s also true that too much is demanded of most pastors. Know what God has called you to, how to fulfill that calling, and what may be distracting you from it.

Resource Experts

Key Features

  • Examines 9 different aspects of pastoral ministry
  • Provides Biblical references for each pastoral role
  • Encourages pastors to examine the various aspects of their ministry and inspires them to grow in each


  • Pastor as Shepherd
  • Pastor as Husband and Father
  • Pastor as Preacher
  • Pastor as Theologian
  • Pastor as Church Historian
  • Pastor as Evangelist
  • Pastor as Missionary
  • Pastor as Leader
  • Pastor as Man of God


Praise for the Print Edition

It is comforting and encouraging to find a book that takes pastoring seriously, that rightly prioritizes the character of the pastor, and that grounds the practice of pastoring in the words of Scripture. This is a wonderful book from Jason Allen, and his talented team of contributors, that will help equip the young pastor and encourage the established pastor.

—Micah Fries Pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church

Talk about a book that’s hard to put down; what pastor doesn’t want to be fully equipped? This book challenges, informs, and inspires.

—Johnny Hunt Pastor of Woodstock Baptist Church

The world at its worst needs the church at its best. Faithful churches require faithful pastors. Unfortunately, there are many who are confused about what the pastor is to be and do. Portraits of a Pastor paints a clear picture of the biblical role of the Christian pastor. Read this book!

—H.B. Charles Jr. Pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Tabernacle, Jacksonville, FL

Product Details

  • Title: Portraits of a Pastor: The 9 Essential Roles of a Church Leader
  • Editor: Jason K. Allen
  • Publisher: Moody
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 194
  • Resource Type: Collected Essays
  • Topic: Pastoral Theology

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

About Jason K. Allen

Dr. Jason Allen is the fifth and youngest president of Midwestern Baptist Seminary. He has served as pastor and interim pastor of Southern Baptist churches in Alabama and Kentucky over the past fifteen years. He currently serves the church more broadly through writing and preaching ministries, including his own website www.jasonkallen.com, where he writes on various topics including higher education, theology, preaching, and cultural and local church issues. He and his wife, Karen, have five children: Anne-Marie, Caroline, William, Alden, and Elizabeth.

Sample Pages from the Print Edition


0 ratings

Sign in with your Faithlife account


    Digital list price: $7.99
    Save $2.00 (25%)