The New Testament uses three different words for church leaders: overseer, (or bishop), shepherd (or pastor), and elder. A study of the usage of these words shows that the three were used interchangeably. In Acts 20:17-28, Paul calls for the elders of the church. He exhorts them to shepherd the flock of God over which the Holy Spirit had made them overseers. Other passages also show these terms to be synonymous and they appear, in almost every instance, in the plural. There is little support for a solo pastor from the teaching of the Bible.
For this reason I left you in Crete, that you would set in order what remains and appoint elders in every city as I directed you, 6 namely, if any man is above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion. 7 For the overseer must be above reproach as God’s steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain, 8 but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled, 9 holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.