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We want to thank God for bringing so many Pastors and Spouses to the Luncheon in Lakeland Florida April 28th. Moody Radio was our Sponsor and they did a fabulous job spreading the word. We had 84 in attendance and there was a great mix of men and women, denominations and many cultures.

We heard from Pierre Chestang Gen Manager of Moody Radio Florida and Bishop John Boyd from Bartow. Several other pastors gave testimonies about their Champions Tables.

There were several other requests to start or join Champion Tables and one got started that day in Dade City, Florida.

If you feel alone as a Pastor or the walls collapsing around you consider strating a Champions Table. It can significantly change your life and help you defeat the the attacks of the enemy!

Many  Blessing

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ABOUT OUR MINISTRY

When was All Pro Pastors International started?

Our vision to get started was in 2003 – with the first ‘Champions Table’ beginning in April of 2007.  Our 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(Pastors Global Network) and we are currently working on their registrations. Our National Director for India/Nepal 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, Brazil, Nicaragua and Honduras, this is just a sampling. Every day we communicate with pastors in multple countries.

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 appoint 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.

CHAMPIONS STAND TOGETHER

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. To learn more watch a few of the pastor testimony videos and click on the Champions Table page.

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!

FOR PASTORS

Why does APPI have luncheons, breakfasts, conferences and other special events?

To introduce Pastors to All Pro Pastors International 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 Tables and registered. Our focus is primarily to the men and written in a masculine tense because the vast majority of pastors are men. Women only meet with Women in Champions Tables and Men with Men.

Mission Statement

The purpose of our ministry is to empower Pastors to become Champion role models for all people through personal encouragement, challenge, accountability and achievement, and to bring unity to the “Body of Christ” through love, trust, prayer and personal relationships, that by this our Lord Jesus may say: “well done my good and faithful Servant”.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to see the Body of Christ joined together through a Covenant of Prayer that brings all denominations, cultures, races and pastors together in action, and that pastors have relationship between themselves of trust, love and determination to save their community and make disciples for Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God!

Did you know that many pastors today live very lonely lives. Many pastors say, “I am surrounded by masses and still I am standing on an island all alone!” In recent surveys asking pastors what is the toughest thing about being a pastor, the re-sounding number one answer was “not having a trusted loyal friend”.

All Pro Pastors is a ministry founded in 2007 that addresses this issue head on. It is a “pastor-to-pastor” ministry bringing pastors together in very small groups of 4 for developing trust with encouragement, accountability and lifelong relationships. It is also a ministry that provides on-going words of inspiration and motivation with helpful resources, tools and special events that we can link into.

As men it is very easy to keep things bottled up inside and as pastors our very nature puts us on guard. Many pastors are stepping down or out of the pastoral ministry each and every day due to the pressure and high expectations that we feel. The fact is, only another pastor can relate to what we feel. It is with this in mind that we started what we call, “The Champions Table“.

The development of “The Champion’s Table is a God given instruction to be shared with all pastors. Pastor, the Table is a safe place! Jesus gave us an example to follow. We also call it “The Jesus Model“.

We believe that God has called pastors to lead, to set the example, to be His “Champion Role Models”. Through the Champion’s Table we see God changing pastor’s lives and their families, becoming leaders that men want to follow, and filling the void of aloneness by building trustworthy friendships!

All Pro Pastors is reaching around the GLOBE through the power of technology and “pastors telling pastors”. Pastors throughout North America, Central America, Asia, Europe and Africa are forming Champion’s Tables in increasing numbers and report that they are having a great impact on all relationships. Many other Continents and Countries are connecting the Kingdom together through Champion’s Tables and are sharing with us astonishing testimonies.

Note:(The Champions Table format can be used by any Ministers Group, Association or Organization as a tool to strengthen and sustain their efforts)

Core Values

  • Commitment to Jesus, Wife, Children, The Body of Believers, and to never give up  I Timothy 3: 5
  • Humble as a Servant leader, accepting this Powerful God given role (Humility)  Philippians 2:5-8
  • Accountable. God holds everyone personally accountable – we accept genuine self accountability shared with a trusted few for counsel, strength, and Agape’ love. Proverbs 27:9
  • Mature – God expects us to be a “Role Model” by being Spiritually Mature Hebrews 5:13,14
  • Positive – Giving confidence to others by the words we speak and by displaying a victorious life attitude Philippians 4:13
  • Influence – realizing that the world is watching our every move, starting with our family, and diligently working to carry the Light of Jesus for all to see Matthew 5:16
  • Openness – We are transparent and trustworthy with heart to heart confession, examination, counsel and grace  Proverbs 27:17
  • Network – We support fellow “Champions” like a tightly woven garment, and we strongly encourage the support of Evangelical Christian businesses, churches and all believers as co-laborers to reach the world for Jesus Ephesians 4:15, 16
  • Self Examination – To test ourselves against God’s Word and determine specific ways to Achieve improvement Galatians 6:3,4

Tables

All Pro Pastors International is helping Pastors overcome the heartbreak of “aloneness” by bringing Pastors together in a format that has proven success. Christ is using All Pro Pastors to accomplish this mission utilizing several platforms:

  • Champion’s Tables – small groups of 4 Pastors meeting weekly in a much needed, structured, simple and completely confidential forum with secure website weekly support.
  • Pastors Events – Luncheons, Breakfasts, Conferences, Retreats, and Seminars offer to Pastors informational and encouraging platforms that cover the real issues that are current and relevant in the lives of Pastors.
  • Speaking at existing Pastor/Leaders events such as monthly meetings and annual conferences
  • Mission Trips – International Pastor Conferences as well as USA/Global Pastor Unity Events
  • Website and Multi-media weekly challenges, news, devotionals, encouragement videos, Webinars and social networking

Letter from the Founders

Dear Pastor,

In 2003 the Lord clearly spoke to me that we as Pastors need to learn to trust one another and to love each other. He also said that we as Pastors need to live” Holy” lives at home and embrace accountability. This word started my wife and me on a journey to begin a ministry called All Pro Pastors International(APPI).

The Lord gave me the vision of 4 pastors meeting together as men and this was to be called “The Champions Table”! The Champion’s Table is the foundation of APPI and have helped Pastors throughout the world to experience miracles, start lifelong friendships, save marriages and ministries, and unify the Body for Kingdom building. We are committed to praying for you and encouraging you to stay the course! When we say we love you, we mean it.

Please take the time to read through some of these great testimonies and to watch some of the Pastor’s Testimonies  and much more on our All Pro Pastors YouTube Channel. We are absolutely sure the Holy Spirit has given this to us for all pastors and it will bless you.

As a Pastor it is your decision as to whether you want a strong “Accountability and Encouragement” table or simply a Fellowship/Friendship table. Both are extremely essential in your life. These are a few examples of what makes a successful Champion’s Table:

  1. Pastors who meet together with Pastors from different churches/denominations/tribes/etc (if at all possible).
  2. “Four” Pastors are the best number at a Table. 5 or more reduce “Trust Building” genuine intimacy.
  3. There are stages “Strong Tables” go through. : Fellowship-Friendship-Honesty-Encouragement-Commitment-Trust-Accountability-Achievement-Success-CHAMPIONS
  4. The Table is not a Bible study. (You should already have this). It is easy for us as Pastors to avoid real issues by using the Bible as a way not to face them. The Table is for us as Men.
  5. The Table is your Prayer Fortress! You can put any and all prayer needs on the Table because it is safe and secure.

Please read through the Champion’s Table Guidelines and pray about this for yourself. We love you and this ministry is striving to honor God best by serving you as His Servant. Press onward as Champions!

Your Servants,

Paul and Linda Pickern

Note: We invite you to become a part of connecting 1,000,000 Pastors by 2023 through Champion’s Tables of trust, love, encouragement and accountability. We need your prayers. There is NO Cost or Fees required by Pastors to join or start a Table. All-Pro Pastors is completely funded by donations of Individuals, Christian Companies, Pastors and Churches who want to see Pastors encouraged and strengthened. Participation in any way helps this ministry reach more Pastors and provides for on-going daily and weekly encouragement, national and international travel, radio and television, breakfasts-luncheons and dinners, pastor conferences, pastor retreats, website support and encouragement, e-mail messaging, other events and critical personal pastoral care.

Please Register Today

Director Guidelines                                               

Qualifications:

  • A Man who is Passionate about seeing their community saved and discipled for Jesus!
  • A Godly man who is in a Champions Table and passionate about it.
  • Loves Pastors and has a genuine desire to encourage and to see them strengthened in their ministry and family
  • Believes that Pastors need to build Trusted Friendships that reach across Denominational, Tribal and Racial barriers to connect as “Men”.
  • Has a Reputation above reproach, follows instructions, leads by example, self-starter and highly motivated, a winner, helps the weak, picks up the broken, does not criticize the uninformed
  • A local Pastor, Minister or Marketplace Minister
  • Will be committed to this position as unto a call of God!
  • You clearly receive All Pro Pastors International as a ministry for Pastors of the Christian Faith who accept Jesus as God’s Son and risen Savior. You accept that He (Jesus) and He alone is the only way to heaven and have received Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior!

Responsibilities:

  • Establish and Coordinate new All Pro Pastors International “Chapters” in Specific Geographical Locations; community, village, town, city etc.
  • Establish  Champions Tables within a local “Chapter”. This can be done through existing ministerial associations, sponsor local breakfasts and luncheons. Have small meetings with a few Pastors, meet one on one with Pastors, anyway that works to bring Pastors together, etc.
  • Encourage Table Champions (leader, communicator, facilitator)
  • Meet with newly established Tables to Review the Table Guidelines and Covenant. (Can be by phone)
  • Contact each Table Champion by telephone, text or e-mail frequently to encourage.
  • **Make certain that each Champions Table Member is REGISTERED on line www.allpropastors.org
  • Contact your USA Ambassador each week with an update. How many Tables have started, How they are progressing, What are your needs.

Directors are the messengers, servants and representatives of this ministry (APPI) for God in your Region. It is our God given mission to invite every Pastor in the world to join together in Champions Tables and to connect to APPI through technology (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Website, etc). Directors are vital ministry volunteers and are not legal representatives of the ministry.

Events

Attorney David Gibbs III and his team share vital legal information every Pastor and Church needs. All Pro Pastors will be sharing the vision for Pastors to join life changing Champions Tables.