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Africa Mission a God-Sized Success!

Praise God, Pastor Peter Simwa from Eldoret Kenya did an outstanding job preparing the way for APP to come and share with over 200 pastors in three days of conference. His efforts and prayers were rewarded by a mighty move of God. Many Pastors were encouraged and connected together in the Body/ Kingdom of God with renewed harmony and unity. Several Bishops, Apostles, Dr.s and other leaders met with us and have embraced the mission of All Pro Pastors as a vital part of their ministry to reach Kenya, Africa and the World for Jesus Christ.

Peter Simwa was commissioned and anointed/appointed as the Chief Ambassador for Africa and specifically the Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania region. Pastor Patrick Ogoda APP Ambassador for Uganda and Pastor Bosco Odongo traveled for two days to be with us in Eldoret. Pastor Joseph Chai stepped up in a big way to help our team while in Eldoret. Pastor Peter Simwa’s Champion Table brothers Wycliffe Masika has a Pastors Training School and had several students at the conference and Pastor John and his wife treated us to lunch each day in their home. It was wonderful! There were many Pastors who treated us with great honor and we were humbled by their outpouring of love and compassion.

We must also point out that APP also appointed a new Ambassador to Tanzania while in Eldoret. Pastor Patroba Ammolo has been pastoring for 6 years and the Saturday after our conference he graduated and received his ministerial degree. Praise God.

When we arrived in Nairobi, the first day, we were greeted by a host of Pastors from Neno Evangelism Center, a great church in Niarobi led by Apostle James Maina. He has founded a church of over 20,000 in Niarobi with 300 plus churches throughout Kenya. Pastor Simon Njenga a Kenyan now from America made the introductions and they treated the team as royalty. (Pastor Njenga was a gift from God!) He took great care for us and became a vital part of our ministry team.  Our team led Pastor conferences in Kitegela (thanks to pastor Simon Obunga’s fine preparations) and preached in several outdoor crusade meetings. Many were healed, delivered and SAVED.

We were each blessed as we poured ourselves out each day for Jesus. It seemed that every day each one of us became exhausted physically because the power of God flowed through us to so many different people and in new ways. Many thousands of lives were touched and God smiled upon this ministry. The Kenyan people are very loving people and have a hunger for God. They are heart broken by how America has appeared to step away from the Christian heritage that our country was founded upon. The past several years they have actively sent powerful men of God to America as Evangelists and Pastors to start new work. They have a sincere burden for the USA. (WE may discuss this further at a later date)

As we close out this news, let us say how thankful we are to our many partners who have joined this ministry to reach out to Pastors throughout the world. The impact of Saving Pastors stretches for greater than a Pastor and his family. It reaches the congregation, the orphans, the hungry, the hurting, the poor, the shoeless, the naked, the sick, the dieing, and the homeless. This Ministry called All Pro Pastors is reaching more people for the Kingdom of God than we will ever know. I Praise God that we can say, this mission to Africa was a great success and at the same time it is just a beginning. We have been asked to return and to have conferences (teaching, preaching, saving, healing, delivering and empowering) next time to thousands of Pastors. The fire that was started is believed to be the FIRE of GOD that can reach all of Kenya and Africa for Jesus. The coming together of the Pastors in unity has never happened before. It is a Miracle!

Please pray for us as we answer this great call and commission to go back to Africa and to all parts of the world who are crying out for the Kingdom of God to come together and save them. We love you!

 

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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.
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APP Champion/Ambassador Speaks from Africa

We received this e-mail message from Bishop Peter Simwa from Kenya. He is our resident Ambassador to Africa for All Pro Pastors. We have copied his message exactly as it was in order for you to feel his heart.

(He is seated in the middle of his Champions Table.)

Dear Paul and All Pro Pastors.

Am writting this note from my heart and know that you will be encouraged and touched by what the Lord is doing in Africa through  All propastors Champions Table.We already have  sixteen Tables in Kenya and Uganda.The Lord Jesus is annointing  us  to  manage this tables with the knowledge that  we did not start them,but  he Jesus is  the  author  and the finisher of  these great ministry that has the sole purpose of bringing men of God  to  seat  together and share their  hearts  confidently to each other.

Barriers are being broken,bounderies are being expanded,relationships are being birthed,brotherhood and  friendship is becoming strong,Churches are being made  strong  as the discouraged are  encouraged,all this is  as result of Gods divine connection to All  propastors.

God is speaking to the pastors through this  Tables that Unity is what is needed  for the Church  of Christ   to be strong and make  an impact to the world.God  is   connecting  us  from every tribe, color,race and nation to be one  as we move  in this last days to Establish  his Kingdom on earth before he comes back for his glorious Church.

Testimonies are being shared everytime we meet,and  men of God are realising that we need  each other in the ministry.

As we serve the congregation we also realize thhat  we need someone to serve  us  and talk to us,we need encouragement,we neeed prayers,we need to be loved,we need someone to pour  our heart  to and  the Champions Table has brought that to us,praise the Lord!!!

Am planning to have a Pastors luncheon the first week of may on thursday so that we can review and see how far we have gone and also introduce other pastors  to the Champins table.In june am  going to Uganda to meet with Pastors and  those  who have  already  joined the Champions table,Pastor patrick  is asking me to  come  to Uganda and have a Luncheon with them.I want to  appeal to you all,first to pray for this missions and the  provision to have the Lucheon succeed and  two, to make it  to Uganda and have the same ministry.please keep me in prayers as  an Ambasador that the Lord will grant me wisdom and knowledge to be the Joshua that will take this Jesus ordained ministry to the  ends  of Africa.

We look  forward to being the Christ Ambasador together  to make Champions of  Christ.

may the Lord bless all the Champions as you serve in his kingdom,our labour iis  not in vain.

Bishop Peter Simwa.African  Ambasador,All propastors.

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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.

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The Jesus Model

It is every Christian’s desire to be like Jesus! Do you know there is one vital example that Jesus gave us that most men do not follow. We call it “The Jesus Model”!  This model can also be seen when studying the lives of Moses and Daniel.

If we are to be like Jesus, to imitate his life, then we must follow his example when it comes to developing deep trusted personal relationships with other men. Jesus With_His_Disciples002In the Book of Mark three times it is recorded that Jesus took Peter, James and John aside, leaving the other disciples out. When Jairus’ daughter is raised from the dead, when he took them to the transfiguration, and in the garden of Gethsemene when he was troubled and distressed before his crucifixion he called them to join him. Sometimes people refer to this group as Jesus’ inner circle. It would be fair to say that Jesus might very well have taken them aside many times that are not recorded in the Bible. These four men spent a lot of personal time together. Jesus knew what was about to happen when he went to pray that night in the garden. His human body was about to be broken beaten and utterly mutilated and he wanted his “buddies” his closest trusted friends with him in those final hours. It was these three, Peter, James, and John who he poured more of himself into than any others. He trusted them and he felt safe with them!

Moses also had a strong group of 3 men who he leaned on, Joshua, Hur and Aaron. Aaron and Hur held Moses arms up during the battle with the Amalekites while Joshua led the physical fight. Sometimes we need a couple of brothers to hold our arms up and to fight for us.

Daniel had Shadrack, Meshack and Abednigo as his inner circle or trusted accountability and encouragement brothers.

Having men to encourage us and hold us accountable is something every man needs. Jesus allowed himself to be accountable as a man with Peter, James and John. His willingness to take them into his sacred trust is a further demonstration of how important that it is for us to learn to trust! Jesus was well aware as “the Son of God” what was taking place at all times. Jesus was all man and all God and he wanted his friends with him when it counted. He personally set the standard that this is what I need and you need too!

For Pastors it is a very powerful message for our spouse, church family and leaders when they know we have accountability and a place to unload our burdens when distress and trouble hits us. As a Pastor we are also human, we have the needs of the flesh along with the battles of the flesh. Making the decision to follow Jesus’ example will give genuine relief and freedom.

Finding three men (Pastors) to link arms with will extend your life, improve your marriage, and strengthen your ministry. We call this group of four the Champion’s Table!

What is a Champions Table?

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A Champions Table is a group of four local pastors(leaders) who meet together on a weekly basis for one to two hours to challenge each other, to encourage, to pray for one another and to help attain individual goals. To have a friend you must learn to be a friend. Champion Tables allow pastors to develop trusted friendships that are genuine.

As a pastor I have found it very difficult to trust anyone. I have many friends/acquaintances in my church and denomination, but these are people I would never expose my hurts or weaknesses to. There are times that I have questions and frankly I am embarrassed to ask anyone because of what they might think. Other times I get so frustrated I just want to quit, knowing I can’t it just stays inside of me like a sore that keeps festering.

Does this sound familiar? You may have other issues that only you know about. The Champion Table may be the place that over time you build deep rooted trust. The kind of trust that you can say anything and know your words and feelings are strictly confidential and secure . How refreshing to find a place where I can take my “Pastor Title” off and just be a man.

Testimonials

“I wanted to drop you a line to express my joy in our All Pro Pastors Champion Table. We have been meeting since May, 2007 now, and the intimacy level is really growing. We have seen barriers come down, and transparency taking place. Our four pastors have learned to lean on and count on one another. Hardly a week goes by that I don’t receive an email or phone call, giving or asking for encouragement. Every pastor needs a Table like ours.”

Fred Harrold, New life Community Church USA

 

“All Pro Pastors has helped me as a man, a husband and a Pastor. The impact of Champion Tables in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania is changing the Kingdom of God for all of Africa. My life will never be the same!”

Ambassador Peter Simwa, Higher Vision Center, Eldoret, Kenya

 

“Our All Pro Pastors Champion Table meets every Tuesday morning. I was at a point where I had decided not to add anything else to my weekly calendar. After a couple of weeks I discovered that the “Champion Table” was not your normal “meeting type” atmosphere as some would think.  It offered open discussion with like-minded people who share the same type of accomplishments, challenges, and needs.  We share the importance of honoring God as the husbands, fathers, and leaders in our homes.  I now look forward to Tuesday mornings as a priority.”

Kevin M. Wynne, FBC Durant USA

Champions Table Foundational Scriptures

Encouragement and Growth

Proverbs 27:17

17 Iron sharpens iron,So one man sharpens another. NASB

Friendly Counsel

Proverbs 27:9

Oil and perfume make the heart glad,So a [a]man’s counsel is sweet to his friend. NASB

Several Counselors

Proverbs 15:22

22 Without counsel, plans go awry,But in the multitude of counselors they are established. NKJV

Four Went Together

Matthew 17:1

17 Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; NKJV

Four Worked Together

Exodus 17:12-13

12 But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. 13 So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. NKJV

Friends Lift Each other Up and Stand Strong

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Two are better than one,Because they have a good reward for their labor.
10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.But woe to him who is alone when he falls,
For he has no one to help him up.
11 Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.
And a threefold cord is not quickly broken. NKJV

Friends Share the Load

Galatians 6:1-3

Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself. You might be needing forgiveness before the day’s out. Stoop down and reach out to those who are oppressed. Share their burdens, and so complete Christ’s law. If you think you are too good for that, you are badly deceived. MSG

A True Friend You Can Trust!

Proverbs 18:24

24 Friends come and friends go,but a true friend sticks by you like family. MSG

A Friend Walks with us through our Challenges!

Proverbs 17:17

17 A friend loves at all times,And a brother is born for adversity. NKJV

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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.