When Edgar Stubbersfield was a much younger man, he spoke with one of his state's leading evangelists. The evangelist shocked Edgar that night when he said, "It is the easiest thing in the world to start a new church; the hardest thing is finding it a good pastor." Edgar is now certain that the evangelist overstated the simplicity of starting a church but, in his advancing age, Edgar feared at times that he understated the difficulty in getting it a good pastor. Yet, difficult as it may be, it is not impossible.
The quest for the perfect pastor will be fruitless. But a good pastor? That is an entirely different matter; they do exist but may well be a threatened species. This book is intended to set a very high yet, with God's help, still achievable bar for anyone considering Christian ministry. However, while it is a gentle reminder to the church about what a pastor should be, this book is also a gentle reminder to the pastor of what a member should be like!