Scripture verses about appreciating pastors and leaders:
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13
We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are
over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly
in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves
1 Timothy 5:17
Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor,
especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.