Frequently Asked Question About “All Pro Pastors International”:
When was All Pro Pastors International started? The vision to get started was in 2003, the first “Champions Table “ Started April of 2007, and the actual kick-off to reach out in Florida started in January 2009 in Tampa.
Why was it started? Because there is a great sense of loneliness and isolation identified by 70% of Pastors, and God through the Holy Spirit laid on our heart to start it. Pastors live on an island and sometimes we shut everyone out including our wife and children. Only another Pastor can feel what this is like. (I know from personal experience.)
How many members are in All Pro Pastors International? We are currently in the process of registering pastors into our Pastors Global Network. In the USA we currently have 1800 registered, however each month we reach out and pray with over 40,000 USA pastors. We do not count them until they are officially registered in our data management system. In February 2020 we met in Mumbai, India with Pastors and Bishops representing over 50,000 Churches. They all committed to joining our PGN and we are currently working on their registrations. Our National Director Dr Ashok Karkera personally leads over 1,000 churches in India, Nepal and Pakistan. In Africa we are following the same process in getting pastors registered. By all projections there are well over 100,000 pastors in the PGN yet to be registered.
What are some of the countries outside the USA that APPI have members? India, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Malawi, Kenya, Nigeria, West Africa, Pakistan, Germany, Cyprus, Nicaragua and Honduras, this is just a sampling.
How do you manage, minister and communicate with such a large and diverse group? For each country we establish a local National Director and they establish local directors by region. We also establish an American Ambassador (usually a pastor) to be assigned to a country and to act as our communication representative with the National Director for that country. We minister through our multi-language Website, Mobile APP, Zoom meetings, YouTube, Facebook and similar methods. We have also had ministry teams go to India, South/Central America and Africa for Pastor conferences and training.
What is a Champions Table? A group of (4) Pastors who are committed to meet each week for about 1-2 hours for personal encouragement, accountability, prayer and relationship building.
What are the benefits for a Pastor to register? They will be included in our monthly e-prayer and other resources that are available. They will qualify for occasional special events and give-aways that are only offered to those who are registered, such as a free vacation or new book.
What is the most common testimony of Pastors who are in Champions Tables? 1)I feel safe at my Table 2)Finally a place I can really talk 3)It has saved my marriage 4)It has saved my ministry 5) It is not a meeting, it is place of trust and rest each week 6)It is the only place my wife pushes me out the door to go to 7)A place I can go as a man with no holding back 8)Opened my eyes to new revelations of truth that I desperately needed.9)I now know what real trust is. 10)My Table has literally saved my life and become my prayer fortress!
Why does All Pro Pastors International have luncheons, breakfasts, conferences and other special events? To introduce Pastors to All Pro Pastors and to give them relevant information they can use in their ministry and life. Also, to introduce them to fellow Pastors in their community.
What do you offer Pastors? What we offer a Pastor is a way to connect and build lifelong trusted friends through “Champion Tables”. This is your opportunity as Pastors to not walk alone! We have many online resources too. Our Pastors Prayer Center is continuously praying for pastors and their families. We receive prayer requests daily from all across America and we take these seriously. Our interactive Mobile APP has a Prayer Portal where you can make your prayer request either for public or private viewing. You can also pray for the most recent requests received that are public.
What is the Pastors Prayer Center? The Pastors Prayer Center is totally committed to praying for/with Pastors throughout America every day. At the present time this is a virtual prayer center with volunteers working from home to pray for and with pastors. Our vision is to be praying “with” 50,000 pastors each month! Please watch our video to learn more : Pastors Prayer Center Video
What are the requirements to join? Our ministry is focused on men who are Pastors who profess Jesus as their Lord and Savior and recognize Him and Him alone as the way to eternal life. It is basically a Pastor to Pastor ministry. The purpose is to help these men develop trusted friendships through encouraging accountability and to become great husbands and dads, great roles models based on how they live not just what they preach, and to stay healthy in their ministry.
Are women allowed in APPI? Yes, we have many women throughout the world in Champions Table and registered. Our focus is primarily to the men and written in a masculine tense because the vast majority of pastors is men. Women only meet with Women in Champions Tables and Men with Men.