Do I have to obey the pastor?

Here's the answer:

You should follow your pastor's instructions if he is teaching you the truth found in the Bible.

The Bible tells us that God gives us pastors to take care of God's people. Pastors are supposed to teach us about God and the Bible. Many pastors also give good advice. But pastors are people—just like you. And sometimes they can make mistakes. So, it is always good to check the Bible to make sure that your pastor is teaching the truth. If your pastor teaches you something or asks you to do something that you think might not be right, ask your parents or another adult you respect.

The Bible teaches us that children should obey their parents. Teachers, pastors, and coaches teach children many different things. They also ask children to follow instructions. If you ever think that an adult might be asking you to do something that is wrong, it is wise to see if your parents agree. If either your parents or the Bible disagree with the adult, you should do what your parents and the Bible teach. If both your parents and the Bible agree with the adult, then you should obey.

Bible Truth

"Children, obey your parents as believers in the Lord. Obey them because it’s the right thing to do" (Ephesians 6:1).

"Don’t just listen to the word. You fool yourselves if you do that. You must do what it says" (James 1:22).