We recognize the fourfold ministry of the Church in Christ: “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ (Eph 4:11-13).”
An Apostle is a messenger or delegate of the Fullness of the Godhead to the church.
A Pastor shepherds the faithful, guiding the flock of Christ gently. As Teachers, they instruct the faithful into the mysteries of the faith.
A Prophet is an interpreter of the oracles and hidden things of the Fullness of the Godhead.
An Evangelist brings the Good News of the Gospel to those who will listen