A few fun quotes from church leadership :)
“Did they also tell you that we have no professional clergy? All of us contribute our time, our talents, our means, and travel—all to help the work. And we’re not paid for it in money.” Boyd K. Packer Oct 1974
“One of the distinguishing characteristics of this Church is the fact that we have no paid or professional clergy in our thousands of local congregations and in the regional stakes, districts, and missions that oversee them.” Dallin H. Oaks Oct 2002
“Because we have no paid local clergy in our worldwide congregations, our members perform the work of ministry themselves.” Dieter F. Uchtdorf Oct 2013
“In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints there is no paid ministry, no professional clergy, as is common in other churches.” Boyd K Packer Sept 1979
“It must never move in the direction of an extensive paid ministry.” Gordon B Hinckley, Nov 2002
“I answered that the Church is not wealthy…. I explained also that our Church has no paid ministry.” Thomas S. Monson May 2006
“Inasmuch as there is no paid ministry in the Church, service opportunities are available to men, women, and children of all ages.” The New Era Mar 1977
“Even Paul and his ministerial associates, who were in fact entitled to temporal help from the saints, chose to set an example of self-support. There are perils in a paid ministry.” (McConkie, DNTC, 3:67.)
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