On May17th Sheriff Grady Judd from Polk County Florida gave a very compelling word of wake up Christians in America to the seriousness of terrorism in the world and the threat we face in our homeland. He was one of 14 law enforcement officials invited by Israel to learn how they deal with this threat every day! He spoke in a rare opportunity at our Pastors luncheon that was hosted by Hope Now Transition Center in Bartow, Florida. Sheriff Judd said that we had better wake-up that Islam is a religion that is committed to reaching the world and some have an extreme passion.
He explained that while he was a guest in Israel he learned much about how they identify extremists who may be terrorists.
As Christians we better take a pro-active attitude when it comes to attacks on our freedoms and if we do not we could one day wake up with no freedom at all. Pastors need to exercise the freedom that still exists in America today and share the gospel of Jesus and His love with a renewed determination and boldness.
We want to thank “Hope Now Center” in Bartow for hosting this standing room only luncheon. If you are a Pastor who lives in the area near Bartow you should contact them about the services they have that could benefit you and relieve you of many time consuming challenges. Their counseling and transition experience meets a vital need that Pastors find themselves facing.
We also want to thank Sheriff Grady Judd, for taking his vital time to share a word with many Pastors. It is very easy to see why he has been labeled by some as “America’s Sheriff!” He blessed us and encouraged us!
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.