How to Address a Letter to a Pastor
29 SEP 2017
When addressing a letter to a pastor, it is polite to begin it with "The Reverend." This is a title used to address a member of the clergy including pastors and priests. The title "The Reverend" is used to describe an individual and still must be used with a name. It is not proper to simply write the title without a name following. While addressing a letter to a pastor is done in the same format as most other letters, a couple of small changes must be made.
1 Begin the letter by completing the address line
Begin the letter by completing the address line. This will be at the top-left of the letter. Start the letter by writing "The Reverend." Write his given name next to it. For example, you may write "The Reverend Stephen Smith."
2 Write the church name
Write the church name on the line under the pastor's full name.
3 Write out the address under the church name
Write out the address under the church name. This should be in the standard letter format. For example:
4 4000 Street Name Town Name
4000 Street Name Town Name, TX 00000
5 Begin the letter
Begin the letter by writing "Dear Pastor," followed by his name.
6 Finish the letter
Finish the letter as you normally would.