65 Pastor Quotes On Success In Life

These pastor quotes will inspire you. A pastor is the leader of a Christian congregation who also gives advice and counsel to people from the community or congregation.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging pastor quotes, pastor sayings, and pastor proverbs.

Best Pastor Quotes

  1. “The Bible is the ultimate authority and infallible, not the pastor and not the elders. And it doesn’t mean that you believe everything he says without examining it.” ~ John Piper
  2. “God’s grace is so powerful that it has the capacity to overcome our natural resistance to it.” ~ R. C. Sproul
  3. “The Kingdom of God is not a matter of getting individuals to heaven, but of transforming the life on earth into the harmony of heaven.” ~ Walter Rauschenbusch
  4. “The church is not a campus but a community. Pastors are not CEOs; they are shepherds.” ~ Dillon Burroughs

  5. “The first and principal duty of a pastor is to feed the flock by diligent preaching of the word” ~ John Owen
  6. “I have tried to devote my life – with all my husband failures, father failures, pastor failures, friend failures, any other possible failures I’m sure I’ve done them – to the God-centeredness of God and my aspiring, yearning to join Him in that activity. God is passionate about hallowing the name of God.” ~ John Piper
  7. “The reason why many fail in battle is because they wait until the hour of battle. The reason why others succeed is because they have gained their victory on their knees long before the battle came. Anticipate your battles; fight them on your knees before temptation comes, and you will always have victory.” ~ R. A. Torrey
  8. “Don’t allow your past or present condition to control you. It’s just a process that you’re going through to get you to the next level.” ~ T. D. Jakes

  9. “Jesus taught that your highest priority must be your relationship with Him. If anything detracts you from that relationship, that activity is not from God. God will not ask you to do something that hinders your relationship with Christ.” ~ Henry Blackaby
  10. “Remember, when something leaves your life, God is making room for something much better to enter! Get ready!” ~ Paula White
  11. “Prayer, study, and suffering make a pastor.” ~ Martin Luther
  12. “I continue to be a pastor who speaks to the people of God about the things of God.” ~ Jeremiah Wright

  13. “God uses millions of no-name influencers every day in the simplest selfless acts of service.  They are the teachers whose names will never be in the newspaper, pastors who will never author a book, managers who will never be profiled in a magazine, artists whose work is buried in layers of collaboration, writers whose sphere of influence is a few dozen people who read their blogs.  But they are the army that makes things happen.  To them, devotion is its own reward.  For them, influence is a continual act of giving, nothing more complicated than that.” ~ Mel Lawrenz
  14. “God didn’t give you the strength to get back on your feet so that you can run back to the same things that knocked you down.” ~ Marvin Sapp
  15. “Don’t concern yourself with being right in others’ eyes. And don’t secretly hope that their lives will fall apart so that your opinion will be vindicated. Instead, concentrate on obeying God in your own life and, when possible, helping others to obey Him as well. You don’t have to prove others wrong to continue on the course you know God has shown you.” ~ Joshua Harris , Pastor quotes about life
  16. “This is how God works. He puts people in positions where they are desperate for his power, and then he shows his provision in ways that display his greatness” ~ David Platt

  17. “Citizenship means standing up for the lives that gun violence steals from us each day. I have seen the courage of parents, students, pastors, and police officers all over this country who say ‘we are not afraid,’ and I intend to keep trying, with or without Congress, to help stop more tragedies from visiting innocent Americans in our movie theaters, shopping malls, or schools like Sandy Hook.” ~ Barack Obama
  18. “God sometimes answers our prayers by giving us what we would have asked for had we known what He knows.” ~ J. D. Greear
  19. “Christianity does not begin with our pursuit of Christ, but with Christ’s pursuit of us.” ~ David Platt
  20. “A dream becomes a reality as a result of your actions, and your actions are controlled, to a large extent, by your habits.” ~ John C. Maxwell

  21. “Worry is not believing God will get it right, and bitterness is believing God got it wrong.” ~ Timothy Keller
  22. “To pray is to accept that we are, and always will be, wholly dependent on God for everything.” ~ Timothy Keller
  23. “IN THE WORLD OF advertising, every copywriter knows the power of two magic words: “Free!” and “New!” We see them in the supermarket, in the newspaper, on billboards. And consumers respond. In the church today, we are falling prey to the appeal of “New!” The old truths of the gospel don’t seem spectacular enough. We’re restless for the latest, greatest, newest teaching or technique. We pastors, in particular, seem to search for a shortcut or some dynamic new strategy that will fire up our churches.” ~ Jim Cymbala
  24. “The first step to becoming what God made you to be is to stop worrying about what others want you to be.” ~ Rick Warren

  25. “We are all hypocrites in transition. I am not who I want to be, but I am on the journey there, and thankfully I am not whom I used to be.” ~ Erwin McManus
  26. “Our culture says that feelings of love are the basis for actions of love. And of course, that can be true. But it is truer to say that actions of love can lead consistently to feelings of love.” ~ Timothy Keller , Pastor quotes about love
  27. “We are saved to worship God. All that Christ has done in the past and all that He is doing now leads to this one end.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer
  28. “We should not pray for God to be on our side, but pray that we may be on God’s side.” ~ Billy Graham

  29. “To us, waiting is wasting. To God waiting is working.” ~ Louie Giglio
  30. “There is more grace in God’s heart than there is sin in your past.” ~ Erwin W. Lutzer
  31. “Too often we argue about Christianity instead of marveling at Jesus.” ~ John Ortberg
  32. “All human problems are ultimately symptoms, and our separation from God is the cause.” ~ Timothy Keller

  33. “God’s salvation does not come in response to a changed life. A changed life comes in response to the salvation, offered as a free gift.” ~ Timothy Keller
  34. “When you follow God’s will for your life, you can see how yesterday’s events prepared you for today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities.” ~ David Jeremiah
  35. “You’d be surprised at the things that look great on the outside but are dysfunctional on the inside. Be sure to function as good as you look” ~ T. D. Jakes
  36. “Fear-based repentance makes us hate ourselves. Joy-based repentance makes us hate the sin.” ~ Timothy Keller

  37. “Humility is so shy. If you begin talking about it, it leaves.” ~ Timothy Keller
  38. “[Spiritual friendship] is eagerly helping one another know, serve, love, and resemble God in deeper and deeper ways.” ~ Timothy Keller
  39. “God answers our prayers not because we are good, but because He is good.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer
  40. “Faith and repentance are the same; they are not two separate decisions. One cannot trust Christ as Savior without repenting or changing his mind. The very fact that he trusts Christ for salvation shows that he has changed his mind regarding sin, salvation, and God.” ~ Curtis Hutson

  41. “Mercy and forgiveness must be free and unmerited to the wrongdoer. If the wrongdoer has to do something to merit it, then it isn’t mercy, but forgiveness always comes at a cost to the one granting the forgiveness.” ~ Timothy Keller
  42. “God never uses anyone greatly until He tests them deeply.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer
  43. “When God wants to judge a nation, He gives them wicked rulers.” ~ John Calvin
  44. “The most dangerous trap is just living and forgetting that God exists.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

  45. “Without worship, we go about miserable.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer
  46. “Vision is something pastors and churches cannot afford to live without.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  47. “A man’s respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck.” ~ Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
  48. “Leading with integrity is embracing honesty! We should always use our weaknesses to point others to Christ’s strength.” ~ Perry Noble

  49. “God is looking for those with whom He can do the impossible – what a pity that we plan only the things that we can do by ourselves.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer
  50. “It was in the mid-’70s, ’74 or ’75 I started doing leadership conferences for pastors and in ’79 I wrote my first book “Think On These Things”.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  51. “God often hides His blessing in trouble or trial, which makes it all the sweeter when it comes our way.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer
  52. “…when I was angry at God because I couldn’t go to my son, hold him, and comfort him, God’s son was holding my son in his lap.” ~ Todd Burpo

  53. “Your life is not your own: it belongs to God. To “be yourself” is to be and do what God wants you to be and do, knowing that God created you for a mission and knows you and your mission better than you do.” ~ Leonard Sweet
  54. “There is nothing–no circumstance, no trouble, no testing–that can ever touch me until, first of all, it has gone past God and past Christ right through to me. If it has come that far, it has come with a great purpose, which I may not understand at the moment. But as I refuse to become panicky, as I lift up my eyes to Him and accept it as coming from the throne of God for some great purpose of blessing to my own heart, no sorrow will ever disturb me, no circumstance will cause me to fret, for I shall rest in the joy of what my Lord is–that is the rest of victory!” ~ Alan Redpath
  55. “Who knows who’s waiting right now for one of us to invite them into God’s family?” ~ Louie Giglio
  56. “In Christian marriage, love is not an option. It is a duty.” ~ R. C. Sproul

  57. “When our trials come, when we feel pain and suffering when our tears flow again, it is our joy and comfort to lift our faces heavenward and to go on, standing on the promises of God.” ~ W. A. Criswell
  58. “I am convinced that the devil has caused the subject of giving to stir up resistance and resentment among God’s people because he knows there are few ways of spiritual enrichment like the exercise of faithful stewardship.” ~ Stephen F Olford , Pastor quotes faith
  59. “Friends become wiser together through a healthy clash of viewpoints.” ~ Timothy Keller
  60. “While other worldviews lead us to sit in the midst of life’s joys, foreseeing the coming sorrows, Christianity empowers its people to sit in the midst of this world’s sorrows, tasting the coming joy.” ~ Timothy Keller

  61. “Sin is not just breaking the rules, it is putting yourself in the place of God as Savior, Lord, and Judge… There are two ways to be your own Savior and Lord. One is by breaking all the moral laws and setting your own course, and one is by keeping all the moral laws and being very, very good.” ~ Timothy Keller
  62. “Love looks around to see who is in need” ~ T. B. Joshua
  63. “Not everyone is your brother or sister in the faith, but everyone is your neighbor, and you must love your neighbor.” ~ Timothy Keller

  64. “During the last times, men will be lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God. When you think of our sports-driven society, and our media-driven society, and our leisure-driven society, then you understand we are living in the last days.” ~ Jerry Falwell
  65. “Your identity is firmly anchored in Christ’s accomplishment, not yours; his strength, not yours; his performance, not yours; his victory, not yours.” ~ Tullian Tchividjian

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