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10 Ways You Know You’re a Pastor’s Kid

Being a pastor’s kid (PK) is VERY rewarding. You get to see God work through your parents in a way not many people get to see. But there are some other unique experiences that only PKs have…and if you are one, I’ll bet these are familiar to you!

This list is meant to make you laugh and is to be taken lightheartedly. Which of these these signs are most true for you?!

1. Wherever you go, whatever you do, you always get the feeling you’re being watched.


2. Sometimes your mom or dad makes reference to something you did in one of their sermons. It’s embarrassing!


3. It’s just assumed you know everything about the Bible.


4. You go to a lot—and I mean a lot—of church functions, and usually you’re at church more than you’re at home.


5. You don’t know what it’s like to just attend one service, and by the third service you’ve memorized the sermon.


6. You’ve heard that sermon before.


7. Dating? HAHA!


8. You meet other PKs at church camp and just, well, get each other.


9. You have probably been asked to preach before, or at least lead a Sunday School Lesson.


10. Deep down, you are the only one who truly knows how hard your mom and dad work in their profession, and probably wouldn’t have it any other way.


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  1. ABlueRobot

    Posted by ABlueRobot on September 17, 2017 at 16:37

    Oh my gosh all of this is so true. ESPECIALLY number 2! That one can be so mortifying sometimes

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by JESUSFREAK365 on March 16, 2015 at 21:20

    It’s not so much an issue anymore but when I was younger there was always the all the adults expecting you to behave better than their kids because you were the pastor’s kid

  3. pinkkitty523

    Posted by pinkkitty523 on January 13, 2015 at 15:47

    It is just assumed that you know everything, but if you don’t know….

  4. Limitless

    Posted by Limitless on October 12, 2014 at 21:04

    I’m a MK, but I relate to all of these! Finally, a post understands me!

  5. Juliebird4Christ

    Posted by Juliebird4Christ on August 15, 2014 at 12:49

    Number one kills me!!

  6. All4Godsluv

    Posted by All4Godsluv on June 28, 2014 at 10:21

    My grandfather is a well known priest in my church and others like it around. These apply to me in some respects but not all.

  7. cricket___

    Posted by cricket___ on June 9, 2014 at 09:20

    lolz. Many many lolz. I’m a ministry kid not a pk but this still applies xD

    • alaskan_abby

      Posted by alaskan_abby on June 28, 2014 at 10:21

      I totally agree. I’m an MK to and everything applies a lot of it. Especially now that we’re on furlough.

  8. jade12

    Posted by jade12 on May 17, 2014 at 11:22

    Yep, all of this is right on the money.

  9. pepiot26

    Posted by pepiot26 on May 5, 2014 at 19:59

    little weird… BUT HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! totes lol!:)

  10. Project Inspired

    Posted by lovejoypeacebell@hotmail.com on May 5, 2014 at 19:03

    I’m not a PK but this is hilarious lol!! 🙂
    Thank you times a million!!!

  11. esthergb95

    Posted by esthergb95 on May 5, 2014 at 00:11

    I am a PK and most of these are SO TRUE!!!!!

  12. thespiritualwarrior7

    Posted by thespiritualwarrior7 on April 24, 2014 at 14:07


    • Luthien Tinuviel

      Posted by Luthien Tinuviel on August 2, 2014 at 08:10

      Hehe, I guess we all know who your celebrity crush is! 😉 What show/movie is he in in that gif?

  13. Biblequizzer02

    Posted by Biblequizzer02 on April 19, 2014 at 17:34

    All of these greatly apply except for number 6.

  14. Project Inspired

    Posted by LizBet on April 18, 2014 at 15:10

    Every one!! Lol! 😀 I teach our childrens’ church every week! And I love it! (I’m 14)

  15. Project Inspired

    Posted by BekahM on April 18, 2014 at 14:12

    Ohh…..yes all of these!!!!!!

  16. Alexia785

    Posted by Alexia785 on April 17, 2014 at 12:27

    Haha so true! XP

  17. cayenne.tisher

    Posted by cayenne.tisher on April 16, 2014 at 12:50

    Pretty much.

  18. professional-fangirl

    Posted by professional-fangirl on April 14, 2014 at 18:04


  19. taylorgrace

    Posted by taylorgrace on April 14, 2014 at 07:18

    haha yes!!! number 7 though oh my gosh 😀

  20. pinkkitty523

    Posted by pinkkitty523 on April 13, 2014 at 17:23

    I’m a music pastors kid and these are AWESOME! And number 8 has happened to me once!

  21. kate800

    Posted by kate800 on April 13, 2014 at 10:36

    I’m a youth minister’s kid and most of these apply to me as well 🙂

  22. Project Inspired

    Posted by ivyandroses on April 13, 2014 at 09:32

    Hahaha! There aren’t very many “priests kids” in the Catholic church, but I would LOVE to hear the experiences of the few out there xD I bet it would be pretty similar – going to mass like 5 times a Sunday, being constantly asked to be a reader or a leader in Sunday School, attending and helping out at parish functions, being expected to have memorized the Bible, and leading a beautifully intimate life with God through the experience of your parents xD

  23. Jesusfreak1415

    Posted by Jesusfreak1415 on April 12, 2014 at 10:49

    LOL! Number 7 is absolutely HILARIOUS!! I also love #’s 8,5 and 3. I’m a PK and I completely agree with all of these. 😀

  24. Project Inspired

    Posted by Karyn14 on April 12, 2014 at 10:28

    Most of these are true!! 🙂 As frustrating as it is sometimes, I love being a PK <3

  25. lizzie-97

    Posted by lizzie-97 on April 11, 2014 at 19:35

    I’ve been a PK my whole life and can definitely relate to a lot of these! I appreciate what my parents sacrifice for our church family. It can get really difficult sometimes but God remains faithful. 🙂

  26. techmonkey27

    Posted by techmonkey27 on April 11, 2014 at 19:09

    AND… everybody has known you since you were thiiiiiiiiiiiiis big.
    AND… you had church hymns/songs memorized before you could read them.
    AND… You can recite the pastor’s parts of the service as well as the congregation.
    I’m a double PK, so I have twice the fun 🙂

  27. swingdancingskilletfan332

    Posted by swingdancingskilletfan332 on April 11, 2014 at 18:28

    Tom Hiddleston is my freaking HERO! <3

  28. Meriadoc

    Posted by Meriadoc on April 11, 2014 at 08:00

    My mum leads traditional worship, Dad plays piano, Grandma plays organ, my best friend’s dad is the preacher… I guess you could say I’m in the loop!

  29. blindlessgirl

    Posted by blindlessgirl on April 11, 2014 at 01:51

    So true and totally relate-able. Hahah xD This is really hilarious and I love your gifs! 6 and 7 gifs were really cute, btw. 😀

  30. StayAnchored

    Posted by StayAnchored on April 10, 2014 at 21:53

    As a church staff kid, I relate to a lot of these!
    I especially live up at the church because I am homeschooled! 🙂

    OH! And you know like EVERYONE… even though I go to a “mega-church”!

  31. Clairabear

    Posted by Clairabear on April 10, 2014 at 21:02

    ALL OF THESE ARE SOOOO TRUE!!!! Are you by any chance a PK? ‘Cause if not, you must know a whole lotta them!!! I have been asked to preach before, and seeing as my Dad just moved, he, well, has started to reuse some of his old sermons… Oh Daddy… I’ve heard a few more than once!!!

  32. RetroRae97

    Posted by RetroRae97 on April 10, 2014 at 18:19

    Tom Huddleston <3 <3 <3

  33. LilyLuvTM

    Posted by LilyLuvTM on April 10, 2014 at 18:07

    That is totally true!

  34. ElvenPrincess

    Posted by ElvenPrincess on April 10, 2014 at 17:13

    So I’m not a PK, but I did relate to some of these.. ;D

    [And your use of that GIF of Tom Hiddleston made me very happy. xD]

  35. kass4god

    Posted by kass4god on April 10, 2014 at 15:43

    lol:) PK for life!!!:) haha

  36. Katiebug1999

    Posted by Katiebug1999 on April 10, 2014 at 14:45

    I am a YPK (Youth Pastor’s Kid) and I totally understand these.

  37. his98child

    Posted by his98child on April 10, 2014 at 14:27

    I’m a PK, and I love being one (: Sometimes it’s hard, because you really see the struggles and the hard work behind ministry, but that helps you to appreciate the positive outcome of it in a different way. I can so relate to #2 but it’s not that embarrassing. It’s funny sometimes 🙂

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Karyn14 on April 12, 2014 at 10:32

      exactly! Most of the time my dad asks before he uses something about me in his sermon; he always respects my privacy! Even then, I can feel everyone looking at me!

  38. Mandi Pi

    Posted by Mandi Pi on April 10, 2014 at 12:54

    #4 dude…We have maaany youth pastors/leaders at our youth ministry building who almost all have kids, and every single mission project, meeting, get-together, you name it–they are there lol!

    One you missed is, you know who EVERYONE is. My mom is a Sunday school teacher, and this even applies to me. Even before I attended our youth ministry’s services, I knew every single youth leader/pastor and many students personally. 😛

  39. Paris

    Posted by Paris on April 10, 2014 at 12:24

    I relate to most of these,although I’m not a PK. I’m the next one down,a deacon’s kid. 😉