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5.0
from 68 reviews
5.0
(68)
GREAT VALUE
  • 10 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
"Minister Boone was above and beyond what we ever expected, the ceremony he prepared for our daughters wedding was the most beautiful that we've ever heard.He was a blessing in disguise for us.Very pleasant with all our guest very helpful in any way he could.We were very pleased with his services and plan to use him for all our other events too be."

$200

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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"Reverend Martin was wonderful to work with and made our wedding day special. The vows and ceremony were were customized and meaningful."

$150

estimated cost

5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"We were so blessed to have a pastor like Mathew officiate our wedding. Not only is he the kindest, most genuine person we know, he also took extreme care into the ceremony process. He truly wanted our wedding to be exactly what we envisioned as a couple and created the most unique and personal moment for us. We had no idea where to start, but we knew we wanted it to be special and memorable. He met every single one of our expectations and more!!! A wedding can be so overwhelming with the guests, wedding party, planning and budgeting, but, when standing with my husband, I only saw him and heard our the words that were so meaningful flow from our Pastor. Our guests could not get over how magical the ceremony was the entire evening! As "professional wedding attendants" we know first hand how vital your officiant is to the wedding and if I could do it all over again, I would not choose anyone else but one of the amazing officiants from Hire A Minister! I am forever grateful for making our day more than perfect! -Mia and Chandler Pruitt"
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4.9
from 42 reviews
4.9
(42)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
"Rev. Suzi was our choice from among 3 candidates for a small, intimate wedding in the home. She was so kind and helpful with out last minute details and provided lovely vows (alt. to standard) that went along beautifully with our own impromptu professions during the ceremony. Suzi is gentle and truly concerned that brides have a lovely, unstressed experience at this beautifully pivotal moment in their lives. Her husband attended with her and was quietly helpful the entire time, complementing Suzi's work and being supportive. While our wedding was on a short timeline and very informal, Rev. Suzi still provided a sense of beauty and ritual that made it special, encouraging us not to diminish our moment just because it was not a full-blown event. I would recommend Rev. Suzi without reservation."
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4.9
from 48 reviews
4.9
(48)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 13 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
"My husband and I got married with Stephen Simmons as our Officiant/Minister and he was a wonderful! We couldn't have hoped for a better minister for our ceremony. From our first meeting with him I could tell he was exactly what we were looking for. He was very flexible and willing to accommodate all of our requests. His replies to us were always fast and helpful. His website was a wealth of knowledge and resources as well, and with that and his expertise, it helped us to create the perfect ceremony. His prices were extremely fair and reasonable. I would highly recommend Stephen to any couples looking for a professional, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly officiant/minister for their wedding!"
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor Craig is the only Pastor that I've come in contact with that did not just send me a bill to hire him. Instead, he and his lovely wife treated my fiancé and I to lunch and we talked about our upcoming wedding. Good people with good hearts are hard to come by these days, so I thank God for Pastor Craig. Looking forward to his services at our wedding."
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Top Pro
5.0
from 26 reviews
5.0
(26)
  • 25 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
"Rev Scott was the most amazing part of our wedding. We were left high and dry without a minister on Christmas 9 days before our wedding. He was enthusiastic about getting to know us and being everything we needed on the day. He never left the bride's side, he was always attentive if I needed a moment to breathe, if I needed to make an announcement to the party he was happy to do it. He was an all around coordinator that made my day special! My fiancé grew up with a single mom. Rev Scott helped to easy his nerves, tie his tie, and even read some precious words that family had given him to read when we were alone. I can't thank him enough, we were directionless and needed help! He held our hands and got us married! He even wrote 3-4 drafts of the ceremony till it was perfect, and printed up a bound copy for us! He was there when I needed tissues. He was there the day before when a family tragedy struck and we had to push through an awkward rehearsal. Words cannot truly say how much he meant to us. He made us feel like family, and I hope to stay in contact through the years! He is a truly honest soul whose business is not wedding consulting/officiating, but rather his ministry is love! I know having that ceremony and those photos will help our marriage grow, and our love thrive!"
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Top Pro
4.9
from 12 reviews
4.9
(12)
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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"Very easy to share ideas with. She is familiar with my town that I am throwing the party at. I live in another state. We are setting up ideas we have yet to speak or sign any contract and I am impressed with how much she wants to help me pull off my parents 60 th. Anniversary party"
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"I had them install my round pen and paint it. They were quicker then expected and used less material then quoted so I got money back in the end! Great people to work with. I will definitely use them in the future."
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4.8
from 27 reviews
4.8
(27)
  • 16 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
"We have just celebrated our son's wedding way out on a ranch in Brady, Texas. I was concerned we would have trouble finding a bartender who was not only willing to commute, but was reasonably priced . Marcia responded to our need with the utmost professionalism and friendliness. She attended to our family and friends at our rehearsal dinner and could not have done a more outstanding job. What a pleasure meeting her and being able to relax and let her take care of our guests. Look no further than Marcia for your next event! I'm only sorry that the photographer had already been selected or else we could have used her company for that as well!! THANK YOU for a job well done! "
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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to officiate a wedding?

The national average cost to hire a wedding officiant is $150-$200. Wedding officiant rates are affected by the date of the ceremony, the time of day, and how far the officiant has to travel. Some officiants may charge extra for additional ceremonies like unity candles or sand ceremonies, as well as the cost of the supplies. Many wedding officiants have higher rates for larger weddings and lower rates for smaller, more intimate ceremonies. Personalizing the ceremony means a lot to some couples. Wedding officiants may have flat rates for standard ceremony templates, perhaps $100-$125, and charge more for a more customized experience, such as $150-$200. This allows the couple to collaborate with the wedding officiant as they are building a unique ceremony script. At the pre-wedding meeting, the officiant will ask whether the couple plans to write their own vows and how much input they have about the rest of the wording and flow of the ceremony. Additional planning meetings and extra communication can add up to a higher overall cost. If your venue has parking or other fees, you may need to pay on behalf of the officiant. Often wedding officiants can rent sound systems and wireless mics if you have an outdoor wedding location or venue that is not wired. These extras will also increase the overall cost.

What does it mean to officiate a wedding?

To officiate a wedding is to oversee the official union of two people in marriage. A wedding officiant is vested with the power to legitimize your union in the eyes of the court. An officiant also sets the tone for your ceremony, leading the couple through their vows and shaping the experience with the words they choose and the pace they set. An officiant may be based in a religious faith, may be an interfaith officiant, may be a secular officiant, or may be a friend or family member who has received ordination online.

You can have a traditional wedding officiated, or you can also have an officiant oversee a commitment ceremony, a vow renewal or an elopement. Once the wedding is complete, the officiant will ask you to sign the wedding certificate, and will then submit the document to the court on your behalf. This makes your marriage legal. Wedding officiants work with you no matter how simple or elaborate you would like your ceremony to be. The more involved wedding officiants are in the planning and customization of the ceremony, the more they will typically charge.

Who performs a wedding ceremony?

Anyone who is authorized by the court or a credible online source has the power to perform a wedding ceremony. Traditionally, wedding officiants were ordained members of a religious organization or civil officiants authorized by the court to legally marry two people. With the increasing customization and personalization of weddings, many couples are asking a friend or family member to become ordained and act as their wedding officiant. Wedding officiants can represent a wide range of backgrounds including Christian, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, nondenominational, interfaith or nonreligious. There is no legally required structure for a wedding ceremony, so couples can customize the language of the ceremony and their vows in any way they desire (though members of some religions may have specific requirements). To legally validate the marriage, the couple and the wedding officiant must sign a marriage certificate after the ceremony verifying the date and names of those involved. The wedding officiant should then submit the certificate to the court, which will in turn mail an official marriage certificate to the newly married couple.

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