I should state up front that not everyone calling himself/herself a minister of the gospel is telling the truth. Charlatans and hypocrites can be found in every field of endeavor, including the ministry. Those who go from church to church preaching corrupted gospels, bullying the congregation in the name of Jesus, tearing up fellowships and ruining lives–such people need to be put out of business.
Once pastors and denominational leaders see the destructive pattern in a minister’s history, they should quit passing his name along to other churches. And someone should speak the truth to him and say why. Then “unfriend” the guy.
But unless a church has good cause, it should never fire a minister. If there are reasons for dismissing the minister and vacating the pulpit, faithful and mature leaders can find ways to make it happen without ruining that person’s future opportunities for service. But outright firing a minister forever brands him and may ruin his ministry prospects.
I hear this all the time. “He’s outlived his usefulness here.” “We need new leadership.” “He’s not a good match for our church.” “He’s offended the key leaders and no one trusts him anymore.”