Pastor And Deacons
Biblical Qualifications, Scriptural Roles, And Right Relationships
About the Book
Pastor and Deacons begins with a chapter on church dictators, followed by a call for unity among church leaders. The remainder of the work is divided into three parts.
Part One explores the office of a pastor from a biblical point of view, including his God-ordained qualifications—negative and positive, the relationship with his wife and children, his reputation in the church and community, and his heavenly reward.
Part Two examines the office of deacons. The study begins with the origin of their office and continues with their character requirements—both negative and positive. This section also discusses the deacons’ relationship to their families and summarizes the subject of deaconesses versus deacons’ wives. Part Three delves into the role of the pastor and that of the deacons. This section of the book sheds some light on their God-given ministries and the attitude God wants them to evidence as they carry out these ministries. Thus, this section includes a brief study on the types of pastoral leadership and a look at how the pastor and the deacons should relate to one another. The appendix includes a challenge to laymen to esteem those in the pastorate, and it contains a word about women’s ministries, followed by a brief catalog of biblically valid ministries for women.
About the Author
In addition to Pastor and Deacons, John Hartog II has authored Enduring to the End as well as these Sunday school booklets: The Fall of a Kingdom (Jeremiah), When the Church was Young and Bold (Acts), Abounding Grace (Ephesians), Ruin and Restoration (Minor Prophets); and he has co-authored with his sons: Knowing GodÕs Will, Old Testament Survey, and New Testament Survey. Hartog ministered as professor at Montana Institute of the Bible, and Calvary Bible College (MO), and is currently Senior Professor at Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary (IA). He has served as librarian at Dallas Theological Seminary, Grace Theological Seminary, Montana Institute of the Bible, Calvary Bible College, and FBBC&TS (IA). The Author was born and reared in Iowa. His education includes: an A.A. in history, Northwestern College (IA); Studies in Bible, Moody Bible Institute (IL); B.A. in history, Wheaton College (IL); M.S.L.S. in Library Science, East Texas State University; Th. M in Hebrew and Old Testament, Dallas Theological Seminary (TX); D. Min. in Pastoral Studies, Central Baptist Theological Seminary (MN); and a Th. D. in Systematic Theology, Grace Theological Seminary (IN). John Hartog II is married to Martha, and has two sons, John III and Paul Anthony. Both sons are also in full time ministry in the teaching and pastoral fields.