As the shadows lengthen and the veil between worlds grows thin, a new and terrifying force has emerged from the depths of the church. It is the rise of the metrosexual pastor, a creature of preening vanity and superficiality, whose hunger for attention and adoration knows no bounds.
Gone are the days of humble, self-effacing leaders who sought only to serve their flock. In their place stands a new breed of pastor—one who values style over substance, image over integrity. With their perfectly coiffed hair, impeccably tailored suits, and designer sunglasses, they strut through the hallowed halls of the church, radiating an aura of entitlement and narcissism.
But beneath the polished exterior lies a sinister heart. The metrosexual pastor is not content to merely be admired for their appearance—they also hunger for power, for control, for the ability to shape the minds and hearts of their followers to suit their own selfish desires. And they will stop at nothing to achieve this, using every tactic at their disposal – from manipulation and coercion to outright deception – to bend their congregants to their will.
Sadly, that goes for their followers, too. They are the ones who crave not the solid nourishment of God’s Word, but the empty calories of personality and flattery. They hunger for preachers who will tickle their ears and indulge their every whim, rather than challenging them to live according to the holy standards of the Bible.
These misguided souls, driven by their own lusts and desires, are all too willing to follow wherever their chosen leaders lead them—no matter how far astray it takes them from the path of righteousness. They are blind to the danger that lurks behind the smooth words and charming smiles of their false shepherds, ignoring the warnings of the apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 4:3-4 and the countless other cautionary tales throughout scripture.
And so they wander, lost and abandoned, in a wilderness of sin and deception, lured by the siren song of their metrosexual pastors. They are the forgotten ones, the casualties of this insidious cult of personality, sacrificed on the altar of their own foolishness and pride. Pray for them, dear reader, for they know not what they do.
Hardly any so-called pastor better fits that description than Levi Lusko. Levi Lusko is a pastor, author, and speaker who is known for his ministry and leadership at Fresh Life Church, a multi-campus church in the Western United States. He is also the author of several books, including “Through the Eyes of a Lion: Facing Impossible Pain, Finding Incredible Power” and “I Declare War: Four Keys to Winning the Battle with Yourself.” Lusko is known for his energetic and passionate style of preaching, and his messages often focus on themes of hope, faith, and resilience.
Levi Lusko is the epitome of vain and superficial masculinity. He flaunts his wealth through his ostentatious fashion choices, including skin-tight jeans, carefully styled hair, and overpriced accessories. His preening and primping, including his meticulously groomed beard, are clear signs of his shallow values and lack of substance. It is no surprise that he is the embodiment of metrosexuality, prioritizing superficial appearances above all else.
Similarly, the infamous Steven Furtick, Judah Smith, the disgraced former Hillsong pastor, Carl Lentz, and many, many more, share the same dangerous and insidious personality – one of ego, entitlement, and a thirst for power at any cost. But their egos and proclivity for self-promotion are not their only danger—these pastors also share a matching doctrine of deception and error, one that is designed to lure the unwary into their web of lies and manipulation. They twist the scriptures to suit their own purposes, using their charisma and charm to seduce their followers into accepting their perverted version of the truth.
And so they stand, these dark and dangerous figures, at the head of their corrupt and toxic churches. They are the false prophets of our time, the enemies of the true faith, and they must be exposed and opposed at every turn. Do not be fooled by their smooth words and charming smiles, dear reader. For behind them lurks a malevolent and insidious force, one that seeks to lead you astray and destroy your soul. Beware, and be on your guard.
As a pastor, you have been given a sacred and weighty responsibility by God. He has called you to be a spiritual leader and shepherd, entrusted with the care and guidance of His people. It is not a calling to be taken lightly, but rather one that requires a deep sense of commitment, faithfulness, and devotion.
In this calling, God has not called you to be a metrosexual pastor, focused on superficial and shallow interests in personal appearance and material possessions. Rather, He has called you to be a man who is fully devoted to your wife, a one-woman man who is completely committed to your marriage and who exercises control and leadership in your household. Your primary responsibility is to your family and to the spiritual well-being of those you serve, not to your own vanity or self-indulgence.
As a pastor, you are also expected to be a wise and responsible steward of your resources, using them wisely and selflessly for the benefit of others. You should be humble and gentle in your interactions with others, never seeking to exalt yourself above those you serve. You must be sober and peaceful in your demeanor, exhibiting self-control and self-discipline at all times. Your conduct should be above reproach, and you should be honest and upright in your financial dealings with others.
In addition to these qualities, you should also be hospitable and welcoming to those in need, showing compassion and kindness to those who are hurting or marginalized. You should have a sincere love for what is good and right, and should strive to be a positive influence in the world around you.
As a pastor, you are a spiritual leader and mentor, expected to set an example for your flock to follow. You should strive to be spiritually mature, respected by others, and a positive role model for those you serve. Your actions and words should reflect the high and holy calling that you have received, and you should be diligent in fulfilling your responsibilities to the best of your ability.
It is crucial that you remember the gravity of your calling and that you align your actions and priorities with what God has called you to be. Do not be swayed by the superficial and fleeting influences of the world, but rather remain focused on the work that God has entrusted to you. You have been called to be a faithful and devoted husband, a wise and responsible steward, a humble and gentle servant, and a spiritual leader and mentor. May you fulfill this calling with courage, confidence, and a deep sense of commitment, for the glory of God and the benefit of His people.