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Preacher vs. Pastor

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The main difference between Preacher and Pastor is that the Preacher is a person who delivers sermons or gives homilies and Pastor is a ordained leader of a Christian congregation.

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  • Preacher (noun)

    Someone who preaches a worldview, philosophy{{,}} or religion, especially someone who preaches the gospel; a clergyman.

  • Pastor (noun)

    A shepherd; someone who tends to a flock of animals.

  • Pastor (noun)

    Someone with spiritual authority over a group of people

  • Pastor (noun)

    A minister or a priest in a Christian church.

  • Pastor (verb)

    To serve a pastor

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  • Preacher (noun)

    One who preaches; one who discourses publicly on religious subjects.

  • Preacher (noun)

    One who inculcates anything with earnestness.

  • Pastor (noun)

    A shepherd; one who has the care of flocks and herds.

  • Pastor (noun)

    A guardian; a keeper; specifically (Eccl.), a minister having the charge of a church and parish.

  • Pastor (noun)

    A species of starling (Pastor roseus), native of the plains of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. Its head is crested and glossy greenish black, and its back is rosy. It feeds largely upon locusts.

Webster Dictionary
  • Preacher (noun)

    someone whose occupation is preaching the gospel

  • Pastor (noun)

    a person authorized to conduct religious worship

  • Pastor (noun)

    only the rose-colored starlings; in some classifications considered a separate genus

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