Licensed Local Pastors
Local pastors are licensed for pastoral ministry to perform the duties of a pastor in a specific local church setting or extension ministry. Local pastors are not required to itinerant. The license of local pastors must be annually renewed by the district committee on ministry. Local pastors are equipped primarily through Course of Study classes or seminary (if on the ordination track).
In order to be licensed as a local pastor, you first need to be certified as a candidate for ministry. To learn about the certified candidacy process, please click here.
If you have any questions about the licensing process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-846-4430.