California megachurch ousted from Southern Baptist Convention for having woman pastor

 Its scriptural officers are pastors and deacons. While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.

Baptist Faith and Message 2000, Chapter VI

image source: Saddleback Church YouTube channel screenshot

The Southern Baptist Convention expelled California-based Saddleback Church, one of America’s largest, because the megachurch installed a woman in the office of pastor, Baptist Press reported Tuesday.


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