Mark started the conversation about Hillsong’s pastor, Brian Houston, making a whopping $300,000. I didn’t mean whopping sarcastically – It’s eye boggling. Of course, I’m a teacher and my whopping will never even see $75,000 (or be close enough to touch it).
The thing with pastor’s salaries is that you don’t really know what all the monies are allotted for or what exact little perks they get that is counted as salary. And the size of the church has to matter to some extent. It’s such a fine line. I don’t want pastors living in squalor simply because they are servants of God. I’ve heard that before from people. Not exactly that way, but they do feel that the pastor should have less than the rest of us. Makes me wonder about control issues.
But, what is the upper end of a reasonable salary? What really is excessive?