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The purpose of this research was to explore the level of organizational commitment of long-time congregants of the Word of Faith Church across secular and ministry work to gain an understanding of the motivating factors for their organizational commitment. Based on the congregants’ perceptions of the Pastor’s servant leadership style, the researcher sought to determine 1) what influence those perceptions had on aspects of the congregants’ secular jobs as it related to job burnout, purposefulness and meaning in work, and employee engagement, 2) what influence those perceptions had on aspects of their ministry work as it related to ministry burnout, purposefulness and meaning in ministry, and ministry work engagement and 3) in what ways the congregants could model the Pastor’s servant leadership style in their respective secular or ministry work to build upon their organizational commitment. The study was conducted using an online survey, and in-person and phone interviews, and involved a participant group of 10 active, long-term members of the Church who were also in ministry. While a culmination of factors can slowly erode one’s ability or desire to function in a given role, the congregant leaders’ perceptions of the Pastor’s servant leadership directly influenced them in that by modeling that leadership they had been building upon their organizational commitment within their respective secular and ministry roles.