It is literally impossible to “pastor” a congregation that size.
It’s impossible to be a member of a congregation that size. That’s an audience. A crowd. And they’re at a concert, maybe. A presentation.
A shepherd knows their flock. A pastor knows their congregation.
It is impossible to know thousands of people and be involved in their lives.
But, … you can benefit from economies of scale. Instead of having dozens of buildings around town (maybe some of them in poor neighborhoods!), you can build an auditorium and get all of that sweet tax-free revenue coming to yourself instead of to dozens of actual pastors who actually meet with their congregations.
And as an audience member, you can disappear into the crowd, knowing that someone else is going to do all of the work that needs doing.