NOTE - This discussion is NOT about whether a divorced man should be a pastor or not.

My question is: When considering a church to pastor -
Should a candidate voluntarily mention he is divorced?
Should he give an explanation?
At what point should he inform the church - Initial contact, later - only if asked???

Suppose a church says "must be in compliance of I Tim 3."
The passage states: "A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife,
vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;"

But the church does NOT specifically say that a divorce man is not qualified.

So a candidate states - "I am complying with I Tim -3:2 - I only have one (legal) wife.
The courts have declared that my first marriage is dissolved.

Does this man have a responsibility to inform the prospective church of his status. (or is this a loophole?)

One other thing - Is an annulment the same as a divorce - or should it be considered as "never happening"