Pastor Cliff Dollison and 1st Missionary Baptist Ch in Winter Haven, Fl. hosted a full house of Pastors for an All Pro Pastors/Ministerial Alliance luncheon on March 7th. The love and unity bringing pastors together across denominations and race at this luncheon demonstrated the power of the Kingdom when its leaders (local pastors) get connected. At this luncheon it was clearly seen that when we accept the assignment that God has given us as individuals and do it without jeolousy or discrimination the Body can then work together embracing our differences as strengths, not weakness.
This luncheon was very powerful and we heard many anointed testimonies and encouragements from speakers; Pastor Nolan Edwards, Bishop Willie Bolden and Pastor W F Floyd. Pastor Ron Ellis gave a very compelling word of challenge and inspiration. Pastors were hugging one another, praying for one another and connecting with one another. These Pastors were setting a new standard of Trust and Friendship that needs to grow across their community.
The presence of God was felt very strongly as over 40 pastors and friends, black, hispanic, and white linked hearts together as shepherds for the Kingdom! Every Pastor was challenged to become the “Champion”, God requires of His Leaders.
Many Pastors committed to starting Champion Tables and others to become Ambassadors for APP. The Spirit of God brought a contagious excitment of brotherhood that we pray will continue to grow and expand in this region.
Thank you Pastor Cliff for having the heart and desire for your Pastor friends in your community and your hunger to see Winter Haven brought to salvation!
Paul is the Founder and CEO of All Pro Pastors International, 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 Tables”. The “Champions Table” is a safe place where Pastors can meet together and develop genuine relationships. The Champions Table is a pastors “Prayer Fortress!”
Pastor Paul Pickern is married to his wife Linda. They have 5 children (Tony, Stephanie, Dale, Seth, Schyler) and 12 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.