A pastor is an ordained elder or licensed minister (elder track) who, under the call of God and His people, has the oversight of a local church. A pastor in charge of a local church is an assigned minister. (115, 210, 531.4)
The core duties of a pastor are to:
Preach the Word.
Equip the saints for the work of the ministry.
Administer the sacraments.
Care for the people by pastoral visitation, particularly the sick and needy.
Comfort those who mourn.
Correct, rebuke, and encourage, with great patience and careful instruction.
Seek the conversion of sinners, the entire sanctification of the converted, and the building of God’s people in holiness. (19)