We can understand what a Pastor is by looking at the meaning of the word ‘shepherd’. The role of a shepherd is to lead the flock. In the same way a pastor leads and guides a church and congregation.
In the Christian Science church, the 'pastor' is the two books, The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Individuals study and practise Christian Science at their own pace according to their understanding of the spiritual truths found in the Bible. This allows and encourages self-instruction and contemplation.