Ask Your Preacher

Ask Your Preacher

“Checking For Rings”

Categories: PREACHING/TEACHING, WORSHIP
Can a preacher who has divorced his wife still preach?

Sincerely,
Flummoxed

Dear Flummoxed,

It would depend on a lot of factors.  A preacher isn’t expected to be perfect, but at the same time, he should attempt to live a life that models Christian virtue (1 Tim 4:12).  It would depend on why he was divorced, what type of life he is living currently, and how he is viewed by the brethren.  In short, it is a case-by-case issue, but a divorce in a preacher’s past certainly would be something that should give us pause.