After years of research, the profile of the "perfect pastor" has been developed. The perfect pastor preaches exactly 15 minutes. He condemns sin, but never embarrasses anyone. He works from 8:00 a.m. until midnight and is also the church janitor. He makes $60 a week, wears good clothes, drives a new car, and gives $50 a week to the poor. He is 28 years old and has been preaching for 25 years, is wonderfully gentle and handsome, loves to work with teenagers, and spends countless hours with senior citizens. He makes 15 calls daily on visitors, shut-ins, and hospital patients, and he is always in his office.
If your pastor does not measure up to this profile of the perfect pastor, simply send this description to 6 other churches that are tired of their pastor. Then bundle up your pastor and send him to the church at the top of the list. In one week you will receive 1,643 pastors. One of them should be perfect.
Of course this is facetious. There's only one Perfect Leader, the Man Christ Jesus, whom v. 4 calls the Chief Shepherd.
And in His plan, He has ordained that pastors would serve His church as under shepherds. Shepherds under the Chief Shepherd.
There are 3 main titles used for pastors in the Bible. And they're all found in vv. 1-2.
The word "feed" in v. 2 means to "shepherd" or "pastor."
In v. 2 we also have the word "oversight," from the Greek word "episkopos" where we get the title "bishop" or "overseer."
And in v. 1 we see the word "elder."