75 Pastor Appreciation Quotes, Sayings, Words & Messages

Are you looking for a heartfelt message to express gratitude to your pastor?

This collection features the finest pastor appreciation quotes, sayings, verses and messages that you can use to thank your pastor for guiding you towards spiritual growth.

Pastors, as spiritual and jurisdictional leaders of a parish, church, or community, play a crucial role. Pastor Appreciation Day, observed annually on the second Sunday of October, is a special occasion to express gratitude.

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Drawing inspiration from Jeremiah 3:15, pastors enlighten people with knowledge and understanding about God.

They preach, organize charitable events and assist congregation members in strengthening their faith and navigating major life changes.

Expressing your appreciation throughout the year reassures them that their efforts are genuinely valued.

Top 10 Pastor Appreciation Quotes, Sayings, Words & Messages


Thank you for the work you do in preaching and teaching us. You truly deserve all the honor. ~ Unknown.


You are the light in the path of my spiritual journey. I love you, Pastor! ~ Unknown.

You are an amazing pastor and we highly appreciate your work. ~ Unknown.


Pastoring is the most important work with a great reward in the whole world. Thank you for pastoring the church of God. ~ Unknown.


You carry in our world that flourishes the worlds that have failed. ~ Unknown.


Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. ~ 2 Timothy 4:2


You like the cloud who stand humbly in a corner of the sky, the morning crowned it with splendor. ~ Unknown.


Dear Pastor, you have been such a blessing to my family. May God bless your household and your ministry. ~ Unknown.


Thanks for leading us the right way. ~ Unknown.


You are a man of God whose mind is full of wisdom and a heart of love. Thank you, Pastor! ~ Unknown.

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Best Pastor Appreciation Quotes

I thank God for giving you the knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. Your sermons are so touching that they inspire me to always strive hard to do the will of God. Thank you for all you do. ~ Unknown.

Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father. ~ 1 Thessalonians 1:3


Thank you for your spiritual guidance and leadership. ~ Unknown.

Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. ~ Robert A. Heinlein.


Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. ~ 2 Timothy 2:15

Aside from being a pastor, you are a counselor, advocate, teacher, and friend. Thanks for always going above and beyond your pastoral duty to fulfill every one of these roles. We do appreciate you. ~ Unknown.

As both a servant of God and a servant of His people, you are the intermediary between the spiritual world and our own. Thank you for bringing the gift of faith into the hearts of everyone in this congregation! ~ Unknown.

Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you. ~ Hebrews 13:17


The service of the priest is invaluable and service of a pastor is selfless…. Thanks for making world a better place. ~ Unknown.

The role of a Pastor is NOT to grow a big church. The Pastor’s role is to grow mature disciples WHO MAKE DISCIPLES. ~ Rick Howerton.

Powerful Pastor Appreciation Quotes

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you. ~ William Arthur Ward.


Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. ~ Hebrews 13:7

When God wants to speak and deal with us, he does not avail himself of an angel but of parents, or the pastor, or of our neighbor. ~ Martin Luther.


Kindness is language we all understand. Even the blind can see it and the deaf can hear it. ~ Mother Teresa.

Thank you for being tenderhearted and compassionate in the face of grief and joy-filled events. Thank you for becoming part of our family, even when it demanded you to sacrifice time with your own family. ~ Unknown.

When God wants to connect with us, he connects us through parents and pastors… Happy Pastor Appreciation Day. ~ Unknown.


Thank you for being a great pastor and leading us to the right path. ~ Unknown.

Thank you for being a wonderful pastor. We are deeply grateful for the hard work and sacrifice you make. ~ Unknown.

You are a blessing to me and I thank God for the great and life-transforming message you deliver every Sunday to the church. ~ Unknown.


Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine. ~ 1 Timothy 5:17

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Famous Pastor Appreciation Quotes

If I never met you, I wouldn’t like you. If I didn’t like you, I wouldn’t love you. If I didn’t love you, I wouldn’t miss you. But I did, I do, and I will… ~ Unknown.


Thank you for the words of encouragement and that inspires me. ~ Unknown.

One who is taught the word must share all good things with the one who teaches. Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. ~ Galatians 6:6 – 6:9

Pastor, I know I didn’t get to say it enough, but I appreciate you. ~ Unknown.


Thank you for being our pastor. ~ Unknown.

Thank you for the word you spread and the lives you touch. ~ Unknown.

A pastor is like a moon who has her light all over the sky, her dark sports to herself. You are deeply loved, dear Pastor. ~ Unknown.


Thank you for your empathy and compassion that is gladly given during our difficult times. ~ Unknown.

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, Your God reigns. ~ Isaiah 52:7


I appreciate you, pastor for the encouraging verse you send me every day, May God bless you abundantly. ~ Unknown.

Your messages are full of insight, revelation, and truth. Thank you for preaching the whole counsel of God. I am forever grateful. ~ Unknown.

Pastor Appreciation Sayings

Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader, and commander to the people. ~ Isaiah 55:4

One of the very special people who truly care about other people is you, Pastor. Thank you for your caring heart! ~ Unknown.


Thank you for your words of wisdom and strong faith. ~ Unknown.

Thank you for the extraordinary work you do of encouraging us and guiding us to the principles of God. ~ Unknown.

The level of your wisdom and unwavering faith in Christ is what I have always admired. Thanks for all you do in the church and for the church. ~ Unknown.


Dear Pastor, thank you for being protective, attentive, sacrificial, tender, and obedient to God. Thank you for finding your calling in life. ~ Unknown.

Pastor, we are grateful for sparing your precious time to come and pray with us when everything seemed not working. The word of hope you shared with us brought light to our family. God bless you! ~ Unknown.

From the bottom of my heart, I wish to thank you for your love and care throughout the years. May God constantly bless you with the strength to do your work. ~ Unknown.


The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.’ ~ Psalms 37:23

Thank you pastor for sharing God’s love not only with your words but with your life. ~ Unknown.

Great Pastor Appreciation Quotes

And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers. ~ Ephesians 4:11


Thank you for the important role you play in our congregation. ~ Unknown.

Thanks a lot for letting God minister through you. ~ Unknown.

A pastor is a true example of a man who earnestly seeks to serve the Lord with all of his heart and with a spirit of excellence. Accept my sincere appreciation for your countless hours of labor in love for this ministry and your faithful dedicated service to God. ~ Unknown.

Dear man of God, thank you for allowing God to minister through you. You’re always a channel of blessing to us. You are blessed in Jesus’ name. ~ Unknown.


A heart felt thanks to you for making a significant different to the world…. Happy Pastor Appreciation Day. ~ Unknown.

Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. ~ 1 Corinthians 9:14

Wise Pastor Appreciation Quotes

And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you. And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake, and be at peace among yourselves. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:12 – 5:13


I’m grateful that I know Christ through you. Thank you for answering God’s call. I’ll forever be grateful. ~ Unknown.

Ever since you started pastoring this church, you have proven time and time again that you were truly called by God into ministry. Thanks for everything you do as a shepherd. ~ Unknown.


Pastor, you are highly appreciated for telling us the truth. May God help and support you in the ministry. ~ Unknown.

Thank you for being a difference-maker and life changer in our church and community. ~ Unknown.

I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus. ~ 1 Corinthians 1:4


We are thankful for the sermon you give us every Sunday. May God bless you always. ~ Unknown.

Father, with grace of your palm you touched my things and order came out like music. ~ Unknown.

How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? ~ Romans 10:14

Excellent Pastor Appreciation Quotes

There is sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love. ~ Washington Irving.


You are the boots below the earth claim no rewards for making the branches fruitful. ~ Unknown.

And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. ~ Jeremiah 3:15


Your voice, my pastor, wanders in my heart, like the muffled sound of the sea among these listening pines. ~ Unknown.

Thank you for helping me grow in God’s love, Pastor. May you continually experience and enjoy God’s grace in life and ministry. ~ Unknown.

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