I know several of my readers are members of this church, so maybe one of you may have an answer.
I overheard a conversation about Pastor Ed Young Jr and his salary.Â It was stated that he makes over $500,000 a year, drives a Hummer, and lives in a mansion.Â I don’t really care about the car he drives or the house he lives in, but I was curious to know what his salary is at Fellowship.Â I wouldn’t doubt he makes $500,000 a year combined from other interests and his church salary, but I was wondering what does the church itself pays him?Â I tried to find the financials at the church’s website, but came up short, as well as a Google search.
While searching for the above info I learned the following from this article:
- The campus is $36.5 million and 313,000 square feet on a 140 acre campus.
- 165 full-time employees.
- 20,000 attend each weekend.
Also, while searching for this information I did find this article which I found interesting, here’s an excerpt:
Presbyterian senior pastors have a higher salary than those of any other denomination, a new survey showed.
The average salary for the head pastor in Presbyterian churches was $78,000 (plus housing/parsonage), according to Christianity Today’s latest church salary survey. Baptist senior pastors earned next to last with $67,000.
The survey found that Presbyterian churches have the highest-reported church income among churches with senior pastors, and some of that income goes to the head behind the pulpit.
Notably, however, while Baptist and Presbyterian churches that have youth pastors generate virtually identical church income, Baptist youth pastors earned near the top with a salary plus housing of $44,000 while Presbyterian youth pastors earned only $36,000.
The first comment was also quite interesting.