Where would our world and nation be without the great men and women of God that we call Pastor, Rabbi, Priest, Evangelist, and Minister? It has been these individuals that have made a unique and significant contribution in shaping the value system of America. These men and women have caused to occur and continue to exist, the unique pluralistic religious society found only in the United States of America.
According to surveys and studies in this arena, religious practitioners are three times more likely than those not belonging to religious congregations, to be involved in social services, such as feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, caring for the elderly and sick, and providing child care.
Independent studies have determined that Church members provide money, apart from their own expenses, for such services twice that given by all corporations and foundations combined.
In the forefront of these religious congregations are those we call Pastor, Reverends, Priests, Bishops, Rabbis, and Ministers. Leading such an awesome group called the Church or Synagogue takes a heavy toll.