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Tactics for Pastors Battling Depression and Thoughts of Suicide

Rachel Chimits
February 11, 2019
Man sitting on steps with face in his hands

We are posting this article on behalf of the recent events that took place at Real Life Church in California. Our thoughts and prayers are with Pastor Jim Howard’s family and church who lost him to suicide after a long battle with mental illness.

There’s a saying in ministry, “Higher levels, higher devils.”

Gary Wilkerson, president of World Challenge, even stated, “I believe there’s more depression in America’s pastoral ministry than in other countries I visit.”