The Hireling is the story of a minister, Samuel Gashler, who is troubled by inner conflicts. He is a professional pastor with deep issues in his heart and soul. What he is on the outside is not necessarily what he is on the inside. God is speaking to him, but the pastor is having difficulty hearing him because of his personal pride, ego, and self-promotion. The pastor struggles in his relationships with others in church leadership. His home life is also suffering. Allan, his second son, is rebelling against his father and his fathers religion. But soon Pastor Gashler will experience a dramatic encounter with Jesus Christ.