«Home

Should Pastor's Wife Preach In Their Husband's Absence?

i was in church yesterday and the pastor was away in nigeria and his wife preached in his stead,i must confess i didnt really connect to her preaching neither did many and even her tone and way of speaking was as if she was actually speaking to some people who she has issue with i.e some ushers and church members who either have to be cajoled to sing or church members who see being ferried by the church bus as a right rather than a priviledge(even though their tithes and offerings bought the bus in the first place)

i have noticed this trend with mostly pastor's wives while preaching and then going on to make veiled accusations and throwing innuendos,trying to reply critics of their husbands or church through sermons e.t.c

my question is this,should pastor's wives automatically step in to preach on sundays when their husbands are away?is it in the bible, because it seems to be a universal thing with all the churches i have attended, i must confess at times its glaring that some of them dont have the same calling as their husbands.

this is about a pastor's wife not women preaching, a woman preaching or leading a church might have a divine calling to set up a church but im on about a pastor's wife, sensible contributions with biblical backings if you can thank you

Avatar
Newbie
12 answers

This seems to be the RCCG model, I don't recall Kumuyi's late wife being an ordained Pastor or the current one for that matter. The "Pentecostal/WOF/SOF" Churches came up with this model to "keep it all in the house", A lot if not all their children are "Pastors" as well and have plum positions in the "Church"(looks more like business) hierarchy.

This model was definitely made in the USA, the late archbishop B. Idahosa could have imported it to Nigeria via his "partnership"? with Oral Roberts in the 80s.

0
Avatar
Newbie

It's not a must. But if she has the grace of preaching why not?. But a pastor have to be sure of her capability to do such. If it's not her area of grace,she should find her level maybe teaching children Sunday school or, decorations.

But if she has yielded herself to the word of God enough, it is not unscriptural to do what her husband is doing. There are examples from the bible where family members get involved with ministerial work.

0
Avatar
Newbie

How come almost EVERY pastor has a wife who happens to be annointed as well ? It is ridiculous - we should open our eyes, these people are frauds!

0
Avatar
Newbie

Luca,

Get this clear in your mind and you will get an objective view of what it should be regarding the ministry of a Pastors' wife. The bilble tells us that a wife is an helps meet/mate for her husband which goes to say there is nothing bad in a pastor's wife helping her husband to hold view in his abscence only if she is capable in terms of ministerial grace to preach or share the word of God. Now, occassions like that presents an opportunity for the woman to AUTHORITATIVELY address some issues of concern which will best be understood by those concerned while others are expected to learn.

Also, we have some women who sees the ministry of their husbands as their personal business and as such would not want to interfere since the man doesn't interfere in her own business, such women even if they have the grace to preach will never go near the altar. In Judges 4:4 Deborah was a prophet and at the same time wife of Lapidoth, she was able to judge Isreal successfully at that time because her husband did not only give her a chance but also supported her. Most of our pastors that falls these days have bad history of no or little support of their wives and as a matter of fact this is one factor that determine being a pastor (1 Timothy 3:1-5). At Jubilee Parish in Manchester the pastor's wife is a great woman of God that I know personally from Nigeria before they were transfer to start that parish. She is a woman of the WORD and knows the implications of miss using it in such an occassion. Endure the word that is able to safe you and not enjoying the word. Bola Arinola

0
Avatar
Newbie

@bindex

you talk brash! may God help you

0
Avatar
Newbie

The family business has to survive with or without the husband.

0
Avatar
Newbie

Luca,

Did you sit through her service? Sitting through the service with doubts and questions in your mind is counter to the purpose of going to temple to offer prayer to God. You are there for God, not for man or woman, husband or wife.

0
Avatar
Newbie

I doubt it is poverty that causes some of the issues you mention. More like ignorance, credulity and gullibility.

0
Avatar
Newbie

ATTENTION PLZ

No matter how spiritual the wife is, she didn't have permission to preach in her Husband absence. If that happen that means the Church belong to the Husband and Wife also the resposibility of other Men Reps. in the church is useless.

Note: Women are to minister mostly to women in the church

They must learn under Men in silence as in the book of 1 Tim 3

thnks to the poster

0
Avatar
Newbie

A Pastor's wife should preach in the absence of her husband if she's already an ordained Deaconess or Pastor or an Officer of the Church who ordinarily should be able to preach in the absence of the head of the Church.

It will therefore not matter whether the preacher is male or female.

0
Avatar
Newbie

What I have a problem with is Pastor's wives automatically assuming the role and title of "Pastor Mrs." once their husbands are called into the ministry.

0
Avatar
Newbie

@Jo 'I can raise people' Agbaje

Even your fradulent and lying brain should tell you that the numbers dont add up - more than 80% of pastors also have annointed wives. It does not make any sense!

The obvious conclusion is that neither the pastor nor his wife are annointed - they are both hungry people who are trying to maximise the proceeds of their crimes.

0
Avatar
Newbie
Your answer
Add image

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.