1- Fifteen hundred pastors leave the ministry each month due to moral failure, spiritual burnout or contention in their churches.
2- Four thousand churches begin each year, but over seven thousand churches close.
3- Fifty percent of pastors marriages will end in divorce.
4- Fifty percent of pastors are so discouraged that they would leave the ministry if they could, but have no other way of making a living.
5- Eighty percent of pastors spouses wish their spouse would choose another profession.
6- The majority of pastors wives surveyed said that the most destructive event that has occurred in their marriage and family was the day they entered the ministry.
7- Seventy percent of pastors constantly fight depression.
8- Forty percent of pastors polled said they have had an extra-marital affair since beginning the ministry.
9- Eighty percent of adult children of pastors surveyed have had to seek professional help for depression.
10- Seventy percent of pastors do not have a close friend, confidant or mentor.
11- Ninety-five percent of pastors do not regularly pray with their spouse.
12- Eighty percent of pastors surveyed spend less than 15 minutes a day in prayer.
13- Seventy percent said the only time they spend studying the word is when they are preparing their sermons.