Youth Pastors as Second Class Citizens

As I walked the Exhibition floor of the National Outreach Convention, I browsed the exhibits. One exhibitor, who sold services to ‘pastors’ said, “Oh, this is really more for pastors.” I replied, “I am a pastor.” She responded, “Oh, a youth pastor. Well maybe someday you will be a senior pastor.” Maybe because I was a little scruffy, wearing my ‘Friends Gnome Matter What’ t-shirt (with a great gnome illustration) or something I wasn’t good enough to buy their product? Anyway, this happened twice within a period of ten minutes.
Are Youth Pastors Second Class Citizens in the ministry?