This research will discuss the issue of pastors’ remuneration within the Biblical Baptist churches of Antananarivo. The actual circumstances of each pastor and the context will be discussed in order to understand the reality and current praxis, as well as the basic principles that are applied to this matter. In so doing, seven pastors and members in charge of finances will be interviewed. Within the field of literary study, a biblical analysis of 1 Timothy 5:17-18 and an overview of two other NT texts (Luke 10:1-7 ; 1 Corinthians 9:1-14) will be undertaken in order to establish biblical principles concerning the remuneration of pastors. Reality shows that pastors are not supported as they should be, and that the amount they earn is not appropriate to the work they perform. Most pastors are also obliged to do other remunerative activities to make ends meet, to provide for their family and even for their ministry needs. In order to improve the current situation of the churches, practical suggestions will be proposed.

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