Louisiana pastor Jerry DeWitt unexpectedly became an atheist celebrity when he lost his faith.
He became a pastor when he was released from prison in 2001.
Her target was the Rev. Howard Bess, a local Baptist pastor who had opened the doors of his church to openly gay Christians.
late 14c. (mid-13c. as a surname), "shepherd," also "spiritual guide, shepherd of souls," from Old French pastor, pastur "herdsman, shepherd" (12c.), from Latin pastorem (nominative pastor) "shepherd," from pastus, past participle of pascere "to lead to pasture, set to grazing, cause to eat," from PIE root *pa- "to tend, keep, pasture, feed, guard, protect" (see food). The spiritual sense was in Church Latin (cf. Gregory's "Cura Pastoralis"). The verb in the Christian sense is from 1872.