A Christian congregation’s ordained leader, a pastor is charged with the duty of overseeing a particular church and the local community linked to it. Responsible for guiding the church members in both spiritual and worldly matters, the pastor’s role has been referred to in the Holy Bible as the elder shepherd, who is charged with feeding the sheep (followers) with knowledge and understanding. There can also be multiple pastors within a single congregation or church, all of whom are charged with different tasks – e.g. the Pastor of Family and Children's Ministries will be responsible for overseeing matters linked to the families and children of the congregation.
Preachers are individuals who deliver sermons or give homilies, and while these are generally on religious topics, they can also extend to moral and social world-views and philosophies. In the Christian faith, preachers are frequently alluded to in the Holy Bible – e.g. the Book of Ecclesiastes is authored by Preacher (believed by many to be Solomon), and the Book of Acts refers to Saint Paul travelling far and wide to preach the message of God.