Theocracy in the church?

Our church recently wanted a secret ballot to re-elect our church pastor. At the last moment he said he changed his mind and didn't want a secret ballot, but he wanted a stand up vote so that he could see who was for him or against. He said that this meeting is a theocracy and not a democracy. I disagree with him and needless to say, that our church now has a great division. A s a Christian I have the rigth to choose who I want to pastor me. Am I right or wrong?
Asked Feb 16, 2010
Pastors should be examples worthy of imitation and accurate in their teaching, always adhering to the inspired Word of God. As qualified teachers, they served as a bulwark against the falling away from true belief, being ever alert to correct those who had fallen victim to wrong teaching and taking action against those promoting sects.—1Ti 4:6, 7, 16; 6:2b-6; 2Ti 2:2, 14-26; 3:14-17; Tit 1:10, 11; 2:1, 6, 7; 3:9-11; compare Re 2:14, 15, 20-24.
Answered Feb 17, 2010
Theocratic in Structure
The Scriptural expression “the congregation of the living God” makes evident who directs it. The organization is theocratic, or God-ruled. God provides direction for his people through Jesus, the one He appointed to be the invisible Head of the congregation, and by means of His own inspired Word, the Bible.—1 Timothy 3:14, 15; Ephesians 1:22, 23; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17.
Answered Feb 17, 2010

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