“More often than not, these people don’t meet the biblical criteria for leadership but are given a platform—and immense influence—due to their musical prowess and stage presence.”
(The Dissenter) Welcome to a discussion that dives deep behind the fog machines, laser light spectacles, and thunderous sound systems, addressing not just one, but multiple elephants in the room. First, the theological disarray among a plethora of megachurch worship pastors—those brand-conscious trendsetters with hair styled more for a photo shoot than the pulpit, sporting skinny jeans and a sleeve of tattoos as they wield guitars and microphones like rock gods….
With them, we often find not merely a lack of reverence in favor of self-promotion, but also a disconcerting fluidity when it comes to matters of theology and doctrine. The title they often carry—”Worship Pastor” or “Worship Leader”—seems at odds with the shallowness of their biblical literacy and spiritual leadership.
But hold on, there’s more—these circus ring-leaders are not merely deficient in their understanding of Scripture—their personal lives often mirror this theological chaos. Disturbingly, many of them are known to openly endorse or practice lifestyles and beliefs that fly directly in the face of sound biblical doctrine. Things like the endorsement or even celebration of LGBTQ activism, extramarital sexual relationships, or abortion—a worldview that clashes horrifically with the tenets of the very faith they claim to represent in song and leadership.
CRN’s homepage contains a list of professing Christians to keep an eye on. Scroll down to WARNING. The list contains many people you’ll want to mark and avoid as per Rom 16:17-18 such as J.D. Greear