Pastor Paul Pickern is married to his wife Linda. They have 5 children (Tony, Stephanie, Dale, Seth, Schyler) and 11 grand children. Their home is in Plant City, Florida between Tampa and Orlando. Paul was born in Belleville, Illinois and Linda was born in Charleston, West Virginia.
Paul is the Founder and CEO of All Pro Pastors Ministry, a ministry that encourages and challenges Pastors to join together as Kingdom Brothers to develop trust, accountability and unity. It is a ministry that strengthens Pastors marriages, families, and ministries by establishing “Champions Table’s”. The “Champions Table” is a safe place where Pastors can meet together and develop genuine relationships.
Paul’s wife Linda is a vital part of the ministry too. She minister’s to pastor wives and hosts a website/blog called “Women R Champions“. The many women in ministry throughout the world are connected thru this women directed ministry.
Paul speaks to 1000’s of pastors in Conferences, Lunches, Ministerial Meetings, Radio, and website conferencing about the challenges they face and how to face these challenges. The first “Champions Table” started April 2007 in Plant City Florida and can now be found in many countries as Pastors are connecting in great numbers throughout the world. Many Tables started forming in 2012 in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania by Pastors who caught the vision!
Paul comes from a deep heritage of several generations of Pastors. He has been a Christian since October 1959 and has been a student of the Bible since then. He spoke his first words to a church at the age of 3 years. Learning God’s Word was a way of life. Pastor Paul started singing and speaking at many meetings through the 60’s and 70’s in multiple denominations. He was the featured soloist from 1971-72 on the Television show “The Way”. He has written several plays, and the study guide series The Agape’ Lifestyle. He has had numerous magazine articles published.
His formal schooling was at Polk Community College , Hillsborough Community College, and completed at The University of South Florida majoring in Business Administration. He also is Certified in Counseling, has been licensed in many business fields.
Many years of Ministry included being in the Marketplace: Business Owner of “Shiloh Christian Supplies”, Marketing Consultant and Independent Director of Marketing for “Century Communities”, Owner “Independent Insurance Agency”, Co-Founded the “Florida Housing Information Bureau”, Vice President of “Gatsby Spas”, Certified Counselor/Speaker for “Family Life Resources”
Pastor Paul served at Shiloh Baptist Church, Plant City in many volunteer ministry capacities from 1975-1998.
Paul felt the call on his life at a very early age. He never had a desire to become a Pastor only to obey God whom he was called by and instructed. He has studied and taught God’s word for years and been a revivalist according to some. In 1999 Southside Baptist Church licensed Pastor Paul to preach and in 2000 ordained him as a Pastor. (His father, David a Pastor for 56 years, took part in the Ordination.) Paul’s Biblical study continues: by sitting at the feet of Jesus for over 50 years, reading countless books, and having a Father who taught him how to live God’s word! He has sat through many classes of ministry and Bible teaching and taught just as many.
Paul living as a Pastor’s son, serving as a Staff Pastor, and also counseling many Pastors gave him the experience to understand completely the needs in Pastors and their families. God instructed him specifically that he was to serve Pastors and help them from being deceived and destroyed by the world and the enemy. The vision for All Pro Pastors came to Pastor Paul in 2003 to reach ALL Pastors, Bishops, Evangelists and Ministers throughout the world. Paul has been in a “Champions Table” since November 2005. In January 2009 All Pro Pastors and Champion Tables were introduced publicly in Tampa, Florida and today hundreds of Tables and thousands of Pastors are connected worldwide. These “Tables” are saving marriages, ministries and lives!
Paul understands that only another Pastor can feel the struggle and pain that come with the work of Pastors and when pastors come together in love they can soothe the pain, counsel with wisdom, pick up the weary and be inspired to greater victory!
Paul’s younger brother Jon died at the age of 47 while serving as a Pastor in Alabama and first cousin Steve serves today as a senior pastor in Georgia.
This ministry was given to Paul with a primary focus on men. According to Paul, the Lord told him specifically to minister to men. Men who are Pastors have a much greater need to become better husbands, fathers and living examples of Jesus. The ones who reap these benefits are the families of these mighty warriors.