Thank you, Oceolo, for your contribution! I thought it better to make a new/separate thread with it, though. I have, personally, wrestled with this same subject. I need further clarification myself as to the Biblical teachings/tenets of women pastors. The main Biblical "bone of contention" is that women are not to have "spiritual teaching authority" over men. They can be "ministers of the gospel" or "prophesy" or be "helpers" but they are not to have "spiritual authority," i.e., pastors. That is my present understanding of it. But, again, if there is further clarification out there, I'm all ears.