Reverend? …Oh, come now.
The use of the word “Reverend” has it roots in the un-biblical practices of the Roman Catholic Church, which is a false church. It is not used in the Bible to refer to God’s ministers and is not a proper description of the position. The title “Reverend” to men seems to denote a touch of pride in one’s position and elevates the man. The term “pastor” correctly denotes one who humbly serves and cares for the flock. I think it is clear that to use the term “Reverend” sends the wrong message as to what God’s leader in the local church is to be. So, I do not use the term “Reverend,” nor do I use it in addressing ministers. Only God is to be revered.