God has gifted men as pastors and teachers in his church to edify the body of Christ. Pastors are appointed by the Holy Ghost as a shepherd of a local flock. Pastors are given a special love for the local church that is as deep as a parent for a child, willing even to impart their own souls unto the church. God has appointed pastors and teachers to build up his flock in unity, to protect the sheep from false teaching, and strengthen every single member of the church.