As I recall Chuck Swindoll said once that if you can become anything else don’t become a pastor. James Dobson’s father didn’t want to be a pastor but in the end he did choose to become one. Now that most careers are open to women some women are choosing to become pastors. Apparently it is a very stressful yet fulfilling career. When I think of the jobs of a pastor they would include everything from a shepherd, administrator, counselor, writer, researcher, to a janitor, and more. The job is never done ---similar to a housewife’s job.
Now there is a debate as to whether a woman should be a pastor. If I look into the Bible I see Lydia being a leader of women who believe in God and her group meeting at a river to pray. Paul and his companions meet her there and after a conversation with her she believes the good news and her whole household is baptized. It sounds to me that Lydia was a leader of the church by the river. Then there are Pricilla and Aquila co-workers with Paul in Acts 18. They taught the good news and supported themselves by making tents. I Timothy 2:12 could mean that Paul prohibited teaching only by women who were not properly instructed.
If a woman has a passion to see the lost come to a saving knowledge of Jesus, one way to preach the good news, would be to become a pastor. I’m not a pastor but my family calls me Billy Bob after Billy Graham. Sometimes I can’t help myself and I preach!