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I Am a Pastor's Kid

Any other "PKs" out there? 147 People

    Going Through Somewhat Of A Struggle

    my mom has been preaching since she was in her 20's. she became a pastor to her own church when i was in first or second grade, so i have pretty much spent my whole life as a pastor's kid. to add onto that, she's a filipino immigrant, so she was raised as a very conservative...
    archesjd archesjd 18-21 2 Responses Jan 29, 2012

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    I AM A Pastor's Kid

    As a PK its been quite difficult i mean there are good times and also very bad times. I have no choice people will always look at me my parents never let me forget that even other people in my church will be telling that people are always looking at me and how i act because am a...
    Julessss Julessss 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    Child Of The Manse

    Hi there, I'm a PK too, oldest of three sisters. My sisters have totally rejected the faith and one has a husband that is an atheist. He won't even let my dad pray grace when he is around and he disagrees with me about my waste of time life and studies in theology. Anyway...
    makwhyte makwhyte 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2013

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    Why Do We Keep Blaming Others?

    I'm a P.K, and I am grateful to be a P.K. Not because my family is luckier, Not because I'm more special than anyone else, but because i know that god loves me, and he helped me alot :) My parents both came from a broken background and family, and have experienced endless...
    happyPK happyPK 13-15 Nov 11, 2012

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    Having A Christian Reverend For A Dad

    I have grown up in variousstrict Christian schools and churches denomnational and nondenominational. I was extremely sensitive to a lot of things. I was also under a microscope. Certain authority figures in my life paid closer attention to me as a result. I was asked to lead...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 7, 2013

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    Caught Between Two Cultures

    CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO CULTURES  In my book, Divine Betrayal, I write about moving from America to Brazil in 1939 and back to America in 1945.  Then, in 1948, we returned to Brazil and three years later came back to America.  By the time I graduated from high school...
    freeatlast34 freeatlast34 70+, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2009

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    Hi! I also grew up as a pastor's kid.

    My parents were also missionaries for a few years. It can be challenging navigating through our teen and young adult years, not to mention all the dynamics being in a pastor's family adds! I too dealt with many issues growing up, such as who am I, who is God to me, dealing with...
    book1 book1 31-35, F Mar 4

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    Fed Up

    Im a pastors kid, but I feel like I might as well be a politicians kid. I know everyones secrets and I have to put on a smile anyways. I dont have anyone to talk to because theres always a good chance it will get back to bite my family in the butt. Everything I say and do can and...
    BriAnni BriAnni 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 31, 2013

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    A Pk's Resentment And Let Downs.

    Being a Preacher's is not easy.      Ever since I could remember I have been helping my father with his ministry. Now that I am older I don't have time to help out. Don't get me wrong I kept my morals. I'm a good girl. I'm 19 and still haven't kissed a guy and I don't date...
    Igottosaysomething Igottosaysomething 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2013

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    Is This Selfish?!

    So my dad is a youth pastor at a small church where there's lots of kids who don't have dads in their lives. Tonight especially I am in need of someone to talk to. My friend and I are fighting and I've drifted away from most of my other friends. I was at youth group tonight and...
    Kleememi000 Kleememi000 13-15, F Oct 9, 2013

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    Im A Pastors Kid And I Hate It

    It is so hard to be a kidcof someone who stands for what u see as a lie.... I do not believe in god....never have never will. I can't wait to get out of this house
    darkangel6977 darkangel6977 18-21, F 8 Responses May 15, 2013

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    "A Female, Gay, Black, "pk" Is Not The Way!!" says my mom.

    Here's a little background about me: I'm black and grew up in Kansas. Not Kansas City or wWichita or some other urban area though, I grew up on a ranch. My parents moved out here to help start a church and my dad was head pastor by the time I was starting school. I've always...
    pk1991 pk1991 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 12, 2010

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    Growing Up Under A Microscope

    I love being a pastors daughter and, i am glad god has chosen me to a pastors kid. there are times when i feel i am being watched under a microscope. when people from church are just wait for me to make a mistake so they can start judging me. i know i have to be role model but i...
    angiereyes031296 angiereyes031296 16-17 2 Responses Dec 7, 2012

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    My Simple Advice To Any Lost Pks.

    Ey :) I'm Daniel ( known as Dan D-Man), 14 turning 15 this year. Ever since I was 7, I've gone through hell and noticed all these PK stuff nd' all.. My parents are the founders of my church, and my dad's the founder/senior pastor. I've been through many things too. I know what...
    DManisDan DManisDan 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 20, 2013

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    A Pk's Story

    My experience as being a PK has had its ups and downs. Lots of traveling, secrets, and responsibility. I have moved 8 times, from Texas to Germany to Texas to more Texas to Indiana to Illinois to more to Kansas to Chicago. I don't remember ANY of the places we lived before Kansas...
    natatwee natatwee 13-15, F Oct 7, 2013

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    The Fishbowl, The Magnifying Glass, And The Mirror

    Everyone has different lenses from which they view the world. And everyone has different lenses through with the world views them. For me as a PK, the fishbowl, the magnifying glass, and the mirror were profound lenses, both for how I viewed the world and for how it felt the...
    Outdoorsman1970 Outdoorsman1970 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 4, 2013

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    My twin and I are 21 years old we have been

    forced to go to church all of our lives causing us to drift away from God. I used to love going to church but now I feel like I have no choice. My parents (who are both pastor) don't see that they are forcing us. They preach that everyone must account for their own relationship...
    jodjo1 jodjo1 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 23

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    Spirituality Versus Religion

    Just a quick note on this one, it's been rattling around in my brain for a while now. I'll probably write something more meaningful and thought through another time. But for now... For me as a PK I learned about the huge chasm that separated spirituality from religion. Going to...
    Outdoorsman1970 Outdoorsman1970 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 4, 2013

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    For awhile ive been looking

    for something like this, where I can see stories and other people that know exactly what pastors kids go through. Only pks know what it is to live under a microscope. We are the only ones who really know what goes on in church. How our parents (pastors) are at home and how...
    adrianasparkles adrianasparkles 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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    Just Your Normal Pastors Family Up-bringing

    Greetings all. I stumbled upon this site in search of someone...anyone who may have had a similar life as mine. As the groups name indicates, I am a PK. I was born in a small Pennsylvania town. My father was at first assistant pastor/organist and then the full time pastor...
    chiarascuro chiarascuro 36-40, M Jan 29, 2012

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    The Pk Life

    I am an eldest daughter of Mabua Southern Baptist Church's current Pastor. I live with my parents in the church 'manse' or 'parsonage' and my life revolves around the following: Jesus, Family, Ministry and Traveling :) People say I live the most boring life ever but for me, it is...
    TheYoungWifey TheYoungWifey 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2011

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    Life As A Pk

    Ok yes im a pastor kid, i know what you're thinking "ooh she's a pastor kid, she's bad" no im not and not all pk are bad well i just..i just don't understand why my parents do certain things like i can't wear pants i have to wear skirts and dresses below my knee and yea it sucks...
    pastorkid143 pastorkid143 16-17, F Aug 24, 2013

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    I Love God But Hate Church.

    Right now, I'm so mad at God for telling me, no forcing me to "belong" to church. Growing up as a PK, I always loved God and had a very intimate relationship with Him. I lived in the USA due to my Dad's studies for 3 years starting when I was 6. So my childhood years...
    lsh63 lsh63 18-21 8 Responses Aug 24, 2010

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    Growing Up And Teen Years

    I'm now in my 40's. I grew up a pk in the 70's and 80's. And looking back, there are many fundamental things about being a pk that forged me into who I am today. I have given thought to writing a book on the subject of being a pk, and just using this to start getting ideas...
    Outdoorsman1970 Outdoorsman1970 41-45, M Sep 3, 2013

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    My dad was a chaplain in the army

    for most of my life and a black one at that which, in his case at least, translated to gospel churches. Being a pk in the gospel service means everyone expects you to be Mary poplins "absolutely perfect in every way" :) lol! But they also highly believed in a church being a...
    janicefromkansas janicefromkansas 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Growing Up In Church

    Hi i'm maya , and im 15 going on 16 (: and my father has been a pastor for a long time . My dad started as a youth minister at my home church , where i built close relationships with people whom i call brothers and sisters and i love them dearly . I've been in church my whole...
    PastorsKid731 PastorsKid731 16-17 1 Response Jan 30, 2013

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    Pk Also

    I too am a pk and proud my father passed away. But I know The Lord chooses most pk to carry on the word. I feel we are prechosen
    Jamespchase Jamespchase 51-55, M Feb 6, 2013

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    Stories From The Front Pew

    Since I'm a PK, my mom ( the pastor) and dad have me sit in the front pew with my brother. My dad usually stays with my brother and I until the kid's sermon is over then he takes my brother downstairs to play. One day, I was listening to my mom's sermon and she said, "Have any...
    abigailreaderhf abigailreaderhf 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2013

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    Being Forced To Go To Church Ruined Church For Me.

    I'm twenty one years old, and I STILL get harassed by my dad to go to church when he knows I don't fully subscribe to Protestantism and I don't feel comfortable in a religious service I don't fully believe in. My entire life I've had to be a trophy daughter and go to church...
    cari7 cari7 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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    Depression

    im a pastors kid and I always felt different around everyone never being able to do normal teen stuff always putting my friends last losing them along with some sanity along the way living my entire life on the sidelines my whole life fee;s like one big service
    bridgetownboy bridgetownboy 13-15 1 Response Jul 19, 2013

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    Have Been My Entire Life

    I'm glad for my background in religion and the knowledge and experience I have gained from being a preacher's kid, but I don't really believe in God. And I am completely against fundamentalism. It's hard to get along with my parents, especially when they talk about "sins...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 6 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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    Im 20 and my dad is a pastor

    and I love my parents to death, but there is so much I resent about them. Because of their sheltering me from the world, I have always been extremely socially phobic and had horrible self esteem growing up. I've always been ashamed to talk to them about about anything, therefore...
    Nessybabi Nessybabi 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    Quick Vent

    If you identify as conservative, you may find this offensive. I would recommend reading no further. I had to deal with one too many fundamental christian conservatives that try to use Jesus and christianity to support their political views. Here is some truth about Jesus, if he...
    Outdoorsman1970 Outdoorsman1970 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 5, 2013

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    Tv Network Casting Pk's (pastors Kids) For A New Show About The Life Of Pk's.

    Hey can you guys help us out? We are casting a new tv show (docu-series) about pastors kids (PK's) and their lives. below is the casting. Please contact us directly with any question. any help would be greatly appreciated. ThansksTV NETWORK CASTING PK'S (pastors kids) FOR A NEW...
    MAJORTVSHOWCASTING MAJORTVSHOWCASTING 26-30 4 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    Hi everyone im new to this site,

    i was randomly scrolling around google and saw this page and how so many stories i can relate to. I am also a pastors daughter in a small town in Iowa, my fathers church used to have so many members like about 200 and now we are down to about 80 sometimes 100. It breaks my heart...
    Worshipperofthelord Worshipperofthelord 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    Identity Crisis....

    Growing up, I had the perfect life. My family even had our own motto: God first. Family second. Friends third. My parents strongly enforced this rule in our household. However, because of it, our family was united by this strong faith in Jesus Christ. As a pastor’s daughter, I...
    ineedhelp22 ineedhelp22 18-21 3 Responses May 22, 2012

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    Discipline And Rebellion

    One of the things I thought was really cool as a pk, and then resented immensely later on, is the privileges one gets as a pk. I never got in trouble. I got away with so much it was nuts! I recall school friends of mine mentioning having to go to the principal's office with a...
    Outdoorsman1970 Outdoorsman1970 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 4, 2013

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    Confused

    I'm 15 years old and I don't know what to say. Its like there's a battle going on in side me and I want to make it stop. I've been wondering do I believe because I actually believe or do I "believe" because its been pounded into my brain before I could walk? I don't even remember...
    sportsgirl56 sportsgirl56 13-15 2 Responses Nov 24, 2012

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    Hi all! First off i am

    so happy to see i am not alone! Being a PK is a really unique lifestyle. So here's my story. My mom was saved when i was very young and dive into religion with full force, and has been a practicing pastor for about 6 years now. My father was eventually also saved and he is a...
    Vals892 Vals892 22-25, F Jul 10

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    I got married at 19 in 1974. It was a tough adjustment. I admit that I was pampered at home. Last child and only boy, my mom doted on me. So did my dad until something happened...
    chojunmiyagi chojunmiyagi 56-60, M Jun 28

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    I started cutting my freshman year of high school, in a crowded student center, unnoticed. At the time, my boyfriend had let me down. It was such a SMALL thing, but it got to me. I...
    thecellist thecellist 18-21, F Jul 17

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    Just got back from my Pastor's house. Nice sized bbq hosted by his family and most of church was there. Nice and laid back, the sunset hitting the mountains. Plenty of fireworks. I...
    TheWomanYouHate TheWomanYouHate 31-35, F Jul 5

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    Advice for Getting Advice I got this list of "advice for getting advice" in an email today. I thought it would be an excellent thing to share here especially since it's about...
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    Should Christians celebrate the Jewish Feasts? Lets get one thing straight right up front. Keeping the Feasts according to the Torah Requires Offering Animal Sacrifices. There is...
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    It started in a house with a father I did not recognize. My father was the towns sheriff and it was in the medieval era. It was a pretty regular life. I went to some sort of school...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F Jul 4

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    I went to church once. I don't have anything against religious people, I just don't get them. I have cousins who are gung ho about church, and after numerous invites I got up...
    TheDrunkDuck TheDrunkDuck 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    Kinder, Kurche. Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Sixty-Seven Rather than spend the night back at home or in Pittsburgh (a long drive back in...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 3 days ago

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    The Truth About Christianity and Christians By definition I am a "Christian," as some of you have heard me say here before, but I really am not like most Christians and don't hide...
    AllStarcrushNate AllStarcrushNate 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I have been a believer of God and lover of Christ for 6 yrs now. My sister sees the difference in me and says she knows there is a God but the thoughts of all the truth and what I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 19

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    **I feel like I'm in an AA meeting.** My name is Chris and I'm... ...the youngest of 8 kids. I was born in to a strictly religious home. My father was a military officer, a...
    dukelostboy25 dukelostboy25 26-30, M 5 Responses Jul 1

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    I like answering questions about God to non believers because I know that God blessed me with knowledge like no other And I want to be a pastor. I want to help people find their...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I grew up different then most kids separated from them and always on the move until I turned 9. My main issue is that where I was there was almost no one with the same interests...