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Does this statement in our church Bylaws mean that the

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Does this statement in our church Bylaws mean that the pastor should be voted on on an annual basis?
Statement from the Bylaws
B. Unless otherwise provided in the Bylaws, all officers of the church and its organizations shall be elected to service for a one year period.
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Business Lawyer: Gerald, Esq, Lawyer replied 1 year ago
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Business Lawyer: Gerald, Esq, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

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I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

This clause has to do with the Executive Personnel of the Church. Whether it applies to the Pastor depends on how the Pastor is positioned in your Church. If your Pastor is an Officer then yes.

BUT most churches have the Pastor established as an employee of the Church and have them on a contract.

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I don't think my question was fully answered.
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Business Lawyer: Gerald, Esq, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Can you tell me whether the Pastor also holds an officer position?

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Business Lawyer: Gerald, Esq, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Usually, the Pastor is not an Officer, but rather they are on a contract. Do you know how your Pastor is engaged?

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I need to go off line. I will Opt out so that another expert can assist you at no additional charge. Do not rate me or respond so that the question can remain open for you.

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Business Lawyer: Irwin Law, Attorney replied 1 year ago
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Hello. Another expert here and I will be happy to assist with your question. I have worked with religious organizations and served on the board of several. As the previous expert said, the pastor is an employee of the church board. He is almost never an officer of the congregation which are established in the bylaws.There will always be a written contract for services between the board and the pastor. I don't see any other parts to your question, but if I'm missing something there, please send me a reply and I will be happy to respond today.

Please rate the answer so I may receive credit. There is no additional cost to you. Thanks for your understanding and for using JUST ANSWER.

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