7 Reasons why women shouldn’t be pastor or preachers

7 Reasons why women cannot be church leaders, pastor, or preacher

1. Only men were tasked to preach and lead a church

There are no records in the Bible that Jesus appointed a woman to be an apostle, though they were essential in the early church, as they are still today (Luke 8:1-3).

Likewise, evangelists and church leaders were exclusively men. Although Mary and Magdalene first brought the good news, the Bible does not identify them as pastors or preachers.

1 Timothy 2:11–12
“A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.”

The early church leaders were men

  1. Jesus Christ
  2. John the Baptist
  3. Peter (Simon Peter)
  4. Paul (Saul of Tarsus)
  5. John the Apostle
  6. James (James the Just)
  7. Stephen

2. Women help spread the Gospel, not become a preacher

In ancient Israel and most cultures, women had the least roles in society, as men have always taken the lead. But this doesn’t mean women were not needed in church or ministry.

For example, Jesus instructed Mary Magdalene to tell his disciples about his resurrection (John 20:17), and Priscilla actively participated in teaching and preaching the Gospel (Acts 18:26).

However, nowhere in the Biblical context or tradition imply that these women led the church or interpreted doctrines the way the apostles did.

Understandably, feminists advocate for strong female leadership roles. After all, they are, and have been, mere commodities in certain cultures, along with an oppressive patriarchy in East and West.

Today, women continue to be important in spreading the Gospel, while men lead the church.

Roles of women in the Old Testament

In the Old Testament, God also tasked women to save His people, be prophets, or uphold God’s laws, which is not the same as being a preacher or pastoring a church, which women are doing in “woke churches.”

Great women of the Bible

Mary Magdalene
Mary, Mother of Jesus
The mother of John Mark

The Bible does not prohibit women’s leadership in a civil society. However, becoming the head of the church or the nuclear family is not God’s design for women.

3. Altering gender roles undermines God’s authority.

Women in church leadership is essentially a demonic attempt to alter gender roles. Equalizing the roles of men and women in the church removes hierarchies that God Himself has determined since the beginning of time.

Ordained by God, the roles of men and women have inherently been distinct since Adam and Eve were created.

Prominent Bible teachers John MacArthur and John Piper, proponents of complementarianism, have spoken against gender equality because it undermines God’s design and authority.

Likewise, Dr. Voddie Bochaum, Dean of Theology at ACU, says modern society has “feminized” the pastor’s office with a new trend of gender equality. It is a subtle attempt to undermine the divine order and diminish the authority of God Himself.

Christian feminism flows from Satan’s attempt to undermine authority by being “equal with God.” A “Luciferian ideology” where the devil is confusing kids with gender dysphoria and the church with women pastors.

The objective of the enemy is evident

  • Calling the “culture of domesticity” a cult that limits women.
  • Placing women in church leadership
  • Labeling men with “toxic masculinity.”
  • Defaming Biblical patriarchy as evil—and so is God, who first created man and designated the father, not the mother, to be the “responsible head” of the church and family.

1 Timothy 3:1-2:
The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he* desires a noble task. Therefore, an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife,* sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach…*

[* Even if women can teach, the verse doesn’t explicitly mention women as overseers; it uses masculine language (“he“) and not a “they” and describes him as a husband.]

4. Female preachers are endangering the Gospel

Historically, men dominated the pulpit, and many have been the “face of corruption.” However, the recent meteoric rise of “woke-liberal” female preachers has created a new kind of Christianity that paints a different message of Christ.

For example, Jesus often spoke about trials and tribulations. He emphasized the importance of a “transformed life” through faith and repentance.

However, we hear little, if none, of these from female preachers. Their lips overflow with the “benefits” of being a Christian rather than sanctification and worship. They paint God as a moralistic theistic deity.

MacArthur on women interpreting doctrines

Prominent Bible Teacher John MacArthur openly opposed women from preaching and interpreting doctrines. He said, “God’s standards are clear: The leadership role is reserved for men.

He rebuked, in particular, Beth Moore, Joyce Meyer, and Paula White for heresy and perpetuating moralistic theistic deism along with the false promise of the prosperity gospel.

The rest, like them, are champions of LGBTQ rights who nod at “holy gay union.”

These women who profess to be Christians have created “another Christ.” A different Jesus who was sent to enrich our lives without the need for repentance—a necessary response to the gospel message.

Popular “women preachers” criticized for their theology:

Ann Voskamp
Aimee Semple McPherson
Anne Hutchinson
Beth Moore
Christine Caine
Elena G. White
Jen Hatmaker
Joyce Meyer
Kay Warren
Jennie Allen
Lisa Bevere
Lysa TerKeurst
Mary Baker Eddy
Nadia Bolz-Weber
Paula White
Sarah Jakes Roberts
Victoria Osteen

Christianity Today on female leaders

Female pastors have also gained support from the magazine Christianity Today (CT), which MacArthur referred to as “Christianity Astray” when it joined the bandwagon of wokeness by supporting Black Lives Matter and backing female preachers.

At the height of the BLM protest, CT magazine rebuked ‘silent churches’ through an article that said, “Portland is still protesting; where is the church?” along with editorials that support the group and its cause. 1

In 2012, Christianity Today published a list of 50 women who shaped modern evangelism. This amazing list included Corrie Ten Boom and Harriet Tubman, among others.

However, CT’s recent narrative has also referred to Beth Moore and Kay Warren, among others, as “notable women in Christian leadership positions.” CT has published several articles that speak positively of women in church leadership. 2

5. Women are more dangerously far-left than men

Religious faith strongly correlates with right-conservatism and agnosticism or atheism with left-liberalism.

Young women in the USA, Canada, Germany, and the UK tend to be more left-wing in their political leanings than males and are more likely to vote for left-wing parties pushing anti-Bible policies.3

Recent data also indicates that more younger women lean left, which explains the unprecedented acceptance of same-sex marriage, divorce, and even abortion in “woke Christian churches” that appoint women as preachers and church leaders.

In 2021, approximately 44% of younger women are liberal compared to 25% of younger men, according to data analyzed by the Survey Center on American Life. The rise of liberalism among young women has marched apace with the increase of women identifying as LGBTQ. [The Hill]

In 1999, 14% of senior women were liberal. By 2023, this rose to 25%. In contrast to women, men’s self-identification as politically liberal has remained relatively stable with a slight increase. 4


Liberal feminists dominate the cry for equality

After 2015, there was an unprecedented rise of neo-feminists and gay “liberal activists” who are atheists and advocated anti-Christian policies. Incidentally, 89% of liberals who are atheists identify as a Democrat, according to Pew statistics.

Some left-liberal feminists are not necessarily atheists. For example, Rev. Gretta Vosper of the West Hill United in Toronto does NOT believe Jesus is God’s son. Vosper affirms and celebrates same-sex marriage. She is one of the many women pastors and preachers who advocate for gay marriage. [NYT]

In contrast, conservative women are the ones who push for Biblical morals. For example, Phyllis Schlafly is best known for her fight against the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the 1970s.

Wheaton professor Karen Jobes elected in ETS

The Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) has been criticized by its “woke members” for “marginalizing women.” A 2014 study authored by a female Episcopal priest, Emily Zimbrick-Rogers, found “an atmosphere that feels hostile and unwelcoming” in ETS gatherings.

For the last 75 years, the ETS has always held a conservative stand on putting women into high leadership. After all, this has been the tradition for the previous 2,000 years until 2024, when Wheaton professor Karen Jobes was elected as the first female president. [CT]

In 2019, John MacArthur said, “Perhaps women pastors and women preachers are the most obvious evidence of churches rebelling against the Bible.” ETS has not only broken tradition but has rebelled against the teachings of the apostle.

TNIV “Gender neutral Bible”

Karen Jobes is referred to as an “expert” in biblical studies and New Testament interpretation. She was one of the 13 evangelical scholars who worked on the TNIV translation (Today’s New International Version).

One of the most criticized departures from the NIV to TNIV is the use of gender-neutral language to refer to people. Two examples of this kind of translation decision are found in Genesis and Matthew.

According to John MacArthur, “TNIV is distinguished by its deference to the Feminist Movement. It has altered the Word of God, changed the Word of God to make it compatible to the contemporary Feminist Egalitarian Movement.”

Women: Strongest supporters of gender equality and social justice

Social justice activism and LGBTQ advocacy ties women together. Women preachers like Kay Warren, wife of author Rick Warren, are a strong voice for marginalized people. At the same time, a Lutheran denomination has ordained transgender male pastors and a gay Lutheran Bishop, who advocates for these as well. [ECLA]

The point is that women and feminists dominate the cry for equality. We see the same pattern when Lucifer claims equality with God.

  • Women, along with gay people, dominate the advocacy and strong support for LGBTQ+ rights.
  • Women, not heterosexual men, attend Pride parades. A University of Gothenburg poll in 2014 found that 60% of parade participants were women; the rest were homosexuals. [Pink News]
  • Women lead DEI (Diversity Equality and Inclusivity Training), as well as women who advocate for gender equality.
  • In Western Europe and Canada, young women are more left-wing than men.
  • The rise of women social activists undermines nuclear families. [Black Lives Matters]

Women are enablers of the “global homo regime”

According to the right-wing group Public Advocate, “Women are enablers of the global homo regime.” They cited transgender female Dylan Mulvaney, whose Bud Light controversy in 2023 cost Bud Light billions of market value.

They claim that Mulvaney’s supporters, audience, and handlers are 90% biological women.

An estimated 90% of “transgender celebrity” Dylan Mulvaney’s audience and supporters are biological women, claims an ultra-conservative group.

6. Psychological difference between men and women

Women are more neurotic than men

Neuroticism is a personality trait marked by anxiety and emotional instability. Those who have them are generally unfit for leadership due to their difficulties in decision-making, handling stress, and maintaining consistency.

Old and recent studies have consistently shown that compared to men, women have demonstrated a stronger association with neuroticism. [NCBI]

Clinician Jordan Peterson, who is currently the most outspoken psychologist against DEI initiatives, said that women are higher on trait neuroticism and that women are more sensitive to negative emotions than men.

At puberty, women become more sensitive to negative emotions than men, and that’s permanent on average through the entire life course, which is associated with hormonal change. Loneliness is a pain-related emotion, and women are more susceptible to that,” he said in an interview with atheist host Bill Maher in 2023.

Dr. Peterson also affirmed that men are most likely to be aggressive and alcoholic, and they are overrepresented in learning disability and negative emotions, which would appear that women would be a better fit for church leadership.

However, it’s important to note that Jesus handpicked “unqualified men” because the ability to preach or lead a church comes from the Holy Spirit, a power bestowed by God for His purposes.

Women are more impulsive and less objective than men

Objectivity is critical in making decisions. This is why men are mostly elected or appointed top executives, though few women share similar traits on the extreme.

Women are also impulsive. For instance, women make more unplanned purchases than men. They are also more emotionally driven, which can affect their decision-making. 5

The point is that these mental instabilities pose challenges to individuals. While men can also suffer from neuroticism, it’s the women who are mostly vulnerable, studies show.

What studies say

  • “Women have higher levels of impulse buying in comparison to men.” Of course, the liberal mainstream media are quick to debunk it by saying men are equally, if not more, impulsive. 6
  • In the car insurance industry, women usually have higher premiums because data show they are more impulsive and less able to concentrate while driving. 7
  • In 2021, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that men cause an average of 6.1 million accidents per year in the US, and women are behind at 4.4 million casualties. However, 62% of drivers are men, which means that women cause slightly more accidents per capita than men.

7. Female activists led the erosion of Christian values

Over the last thirty years, a string of powerful female lawmakers like Dianne Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi have shaped California’s political landscape, along with their male counterparts. They pushed for abortion and LGBTQ rights that discriminate against conservative Christians.

In New York, Hillary Clinton also led the way for these policies, while four female US representatives known as “the Squad” advocated woke policies and antisemitism.

The Philippines, the only Catholic nation in Asia, is largely conservative. Senator Risa Hontiveros, also a liberal, is the strongest voice for divorce and gender equality.

Women are more liberal than men

According to Gallup Poll data analyzed by the Survey Center on American Life in 2021, 44% percent of young women are liberal, compared to only 25% of young men. [ASC]

The strongest feminist liberal voice in the USA:

  • Female activist Madalyn Murray O’Hair was responsible for banning Christian prayers in schools.
  • Female professors lead in promoting liberal and demonic ideologies such as the woke Critical Race Theory (CRT). [David Brown]
  • Female politicians, known as the “Squad,” led the growing antisemitism in the United States.
  • Margaret Sanger founded the largest network of abortion clinics (Planned Parenthood) in the USA.
  • Liberal icon Chief Justice Ruth Ginsburg pushed laws to ensure abortion, women’s equality, and LGBTQ+ rights. [PBS]
  • Lutheran transgender pastors are the prime movers of same-sex marriage that are acceptable in woke churches today. [ECLA]
  • Most of the liberal professors in universities are females who are militant, anti-conservative, and anti-Christian.
  • Female social activists, such as the founders of Black Lives Matter, are leading to the destruction of nuclear families and normative society.
  • Far-left liberal ideology is at war with the scriptures. Young women are more left-wing liberals than men, a study reveals.

Phyllis Schlafly: “Housewife activist”

Of course, not all “female activists” oppose Biblical morals. For example, Phyllis Schlafly, an activist in the 1970s, fought against left-liberal politics. Despite leading a movement, she self-described herself as a housewife.

She campaigned against communism, abortion, and the ‘Equal Rights Amendment‘ (ERA), which aimed to legalize gay marriage, deprive mothers of their children in case of divorce, or create an all-gender restroom.

Schlafly’s female liberal counterpart, Betty Friedan, fought for legalizing abortion and “women’s equality.” She compared Schiafly to a “religious heretic.” 8 Friedan was also a signatory to Humanist Manifesto II, which declares “there’s no need for God” and “heaven and hell is not real.”

Universal application of gender roles

Just because only “men should lead the church” does not discount women’s critical role in supporting the pastor and congregation.

Women are valuable in God’s eyes and critical to spreading the Gospel—but men are tasked with leadership and preaching. The order of creation has universal application in the family (Ephesians 5:22–33) and the church.

While there are more vile and wicked men, it was Eve who convinced Adam to disobey God, and it’s women who advocated for the most destructive “demonic ideologies” we see rampant today.

1 Timothy 2:11–14
“Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man; instead, she remains quiet.

Adam was formed first, then Eve; Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.”

  1. Christianity Today (August 2020) ↩︎
  2. Christianity Today (June 2020) ↩︎
  3. Sage Journal (2018) ↩︎
  4. Gallup Survey. (2024) ↩︎
  5. Research Gate (2012) ↩︎
  6. Tifferet, Sigal & Herstein, Ram. (2012) ↩︎
  7. Consumer Federation of America. (2017) ↩︎
  8. New York Times (2022) ↩︎
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