Sometimes we speak here on Baylyblog of "tall-steeple churches." What are they?
Tall-steeple churches are large, rich, and proud; and therefore quite influential.
Back in the day, posession of an earned doctorate was the line separating the men from the boys with the men pastoring tall-steeple churches and the boys relegated to short-steeples. Now an earned doctorate is no longer necessary. The D.Min. will do just fine.