3) Be encouraged by your role in his ministry. So much of what the pastor does is possible only because there is a faithful wife and mother tending to the family’s needs so he can focus on ministry week in and week out. Pastor’s wives, although you are not the one preaching, you play a key, unique role in the preacher’s life that allows him to preach. You play a major role in a faithful, well-preached sermon. Allow yourself to be personally encouraged when an encouraging word for your husband comes through you.