How Many Pastors Do We Have?

The  Modern Pastoral Ministry Has the role of the pastor been redefined in the staff driven church era?  Who are all these “ministry pastors”? Is the “senior pastor” also the “solo pastor”?

The word “pastor” as used in the Bible is the Greek word poimḗn. A poimen is a shepherd. A shepherd is a cover, feeder and leader. Strong’s Greek Dictionary gives this definition, “a poimen is someone who the Lord raises up to care for the total well-being of His flock (the people of the Lord).

According to the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 4:11 “pastor-teacher” is one of the primary equipping gifts in The Body of Christ. The pastor is necessarily a teacher. The ministry of the pastor is a spiritual gift. 

The “senior pastor” whose name is on the marquis may not have a dominant spiritual “pastoral” gifting. The “senior pastor” role that we have in the modern church is skewed because it is assumed that every man or woman who oversees a congregation is an Ephesians 4:11 “pastor”. There are many modern pastors whose dominant traits are apostolic, prophetic or evangelistic. Even some senior pastors are more teachers than “poimens”.  

The shepherding aspect of pastoral ministry requires the dominant traits of a nurturing nature and a caring character. A clear and pure people orientation should be obvious. This can often translate into relationships that are personal, dynamic, close and sometimes daily. This is the shepherding that causes shepherds to smell like the sheep.  

The modern senior pastor has too many demands upon him/her for this kind of shepherding. The senior pastor is a spouse, parent, chief executive officer, church administrator, civic board member, denominational officer, chaplain, social worker, educator, entrepreneur and life coach. The opportunity and capacity to have personal and daily contact with members is nearly impossible. 

The ministry leaders who are now being called “pastors” are surely necessary to help subsidize and underwrite the lack of personal and pastoral capital available in the machinery of modern ministry. The senior pastor needs other pastoral gifts at work in the congregation. Those who have the “pastoral gifting” will have the ability to nurture souls. They will have the gift to connect and care.

Ministry leaders are servant leaders. All ministry leaders do not have a pastoral anointing. Those who do can and should be identified as “pastors”. Their role in the congregation must be an extension of the compassion, vision and action of the senior pastor. “Ruling elders” and deacons are also a very important part of the pastoral paradigm in the New Testament Church (Acts 6:1-7; 20:28).

The reckless ease that is used these days to apply and occupy Ephesians 4:11 titles is alarming and alerting. The senior pastor must be discerning as he allows the gift and title of the “pastor” to operate in the local church. Those who are pastors indeed will need position and permission. Those who are auxiliary and ministry leaders are “servants”. They need pastors too.

Fast and Pray For America

We need a clear Word from the LORD for the season of this nation! We need to know how America’s divisions, insurrections and deceptions are affecting the world. In biblical numerics the number six (6) is the number of man and the flesh. January 6th was a day of flesh. It was a day commanded by the will of men. 

By the unction and direction of The Holy Spirit I’m calling upon you and every member to join me in fasting and prayer. I have heard from The LORD. There is a delusion that has covered the nation. The delusion is from The LORD. I didn’t say that, the Apostle Paul did. “…God shall send them a strong delusion, that they should believe a lie” (II Thessalonians 2;11).

We will pray The Word (Isaiah 58:11). We will intervene and interrupt the devices of the demonic. We will fast for spiritual revelation and clarity. We will not be deceived or deluded by people or politics that are inspired by lies and lying leaders. 

Water ONLY from 6:33pm – 6:33am (PST)

Wednesday, January 5th – Thursday, January 6th




PRAYER TARGET SCRIPTURE Isaiah 58:11 – And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

 30 / 30 – Time and Tips

Pray Daily.

Love Unconditionally.

Forgive Quickly.

Laugh Heartily.

Kiss Slowly.

Hug Tightly.

Speak Honestly.

Warfare Spiritually.

Listen Quietly.

Connect Emotionally.

 Plan Financially.

 Parent Biblically.

Agree Publicly.

Disagree Privately.

Live Simply.

Save Monthly.

 Remember Selectively.

  Reconcile Eagerly.

   Decide Wisely.

   Share Generously.

    Read Widely.

    Think Critically

    Assess Annually.

    Exercise Physically.

    Help Anonymously.

    Serve Humbly.

    Enjoy Socially.

    Vacation Extravagantly.

    Move Prayerfully.      

Commit Totally.

Where Is The Joy?

Jesus is born. That is joy to the world! So why is depression and despair so predominant and prevalent the closer we get to Christmas? Stress, loneliness, anxiety, grief, family dysfucntion, hopelessness and suicide have crept into Christmas. It is now apart and accepted as “Christmas culture”. There is a new normalcy to this negativity.

Depression is not a theme connected to Halloween. Suicides don’t peak during Thanksgiving. Why Christmas?

This is Christmas. “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men (Luke 2:13-14).

Christmas was first celebrated in the heavenlies. Christmas started with a heavenly host praising God. Christmas began with the declaration of God’s glory. Christmas originated with the blessing of peace being spoken over the earth. Christmas introduced the best of God’s good will toward man.

I am convinced that there is a battle that rages in the heavenlies over the celebration of the birth and life of Christ. The devil and every demon hates the day Jesus was born. They will work in the world and in your mind to keep you from the joy that Jesus brings.

I now command in the name of Jesus that the oppression of your spirit, the depression of your soul and the affliction of your body be healed. Agree with me! We pull down every dark thought. We master every debilitating emotion. We cancel every suicide. We declare the glory of God. We declare peace on earth. We declare God’s will be done. We declare Jesus is joy to the world!

Prayer Fest 22 

The Year of ‘READY!’ 

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: (I Peter 3:15). 

The Vision: To host a special edition of The National Prayer Call on New Year’s Day 2022. 

The Mission: To provide a day of seamless ministry and messaging among the Proclaimers. 

The Strategy: All Proclaimers will preach LIVE on the NPC @ (760) 548-9450. Proclaimers are encouraged to simulcast via Facebook Live. 

The Schedule: Saturday, January 1st, 2022 @ 9am PST / 11am  CST / 12 Noon EST. Each Proclaimers’ scheduled time is in accord with their particular time zone. 

The Win: To gather a record number of people onto the NPC and start the new year in power and praise.

The Roster and Schedule of Proclaimers

All Proclaimers are scheduled:

Pastor Daryl Arnold, Knoxville, TN- 12:30pm (EST) 

Pastor Fijoy Johnson, Chattanooga,TN – 1:00pm (EST) 

Pastor Napoleon Butler– Chattanooga, TN –  1:30pm (EST) 

Dr. Dana Elaine, Baltimore, MD -2:00pm (EST)

Pastor Troy Garner – Huntsville, AL – 1:30pm (CST)

Pastor Bliss Varghese, New York, NY- 3:00pm (EST) 

Pastor Oneal Young, Jr. – Fairfield, CA  – 12:30pm (PST)

Bishop Roderick Johnson – Houston, TX – 3:30pm (CST)

Saviour’s Sunday

December 19th, 2021 @ 9:30am

We are thrilled and overjoyed with the praying and planning that has gone into Saviour’s Sunday. This is our third year celebrating Saviour’s Sunday. This is another high and holy day for The House.

Saviour’s Sunday is our way of proclaiming Matthew 1:21. Jesus has the eternal nature, power and character of a Saviour. He is the ONLY Saviour! Jesus deserves all of our attention and adoration!

Our Vision: You and your family will watch The House Telecast.

Our Mission: To celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

Our Strategy: To present a special, spiritual and virtual worship. 

  • Featuring Servant Tiffany Brock and Majestic Harmony
  • Featuring Minister James “Maestro” Pugh.
  • Featuring Servant Jace Fowler.
  • Featuring The Media Team of The House!

Our Win: You and your family will enjoy and be encouraged.

As the LORD leads you, we pray that you will set aside a “Happy Birthday JESUS”offering. All special offerings will be designated for outreach. or CashApp at: $house4prayer

World Premiere

When they therefore came together, they asked of him, saying, “Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel”? (Acts 1:6).

The apostles had this question on top of their every thought. This was the pressing matter before them as Resurrected Jesus is preparing to ascend away from them. What is the will of Jesus for His disciples? What is in the timing of Jesus? How will  Jesus restore the kingdom again? Who will Jesus trust His kingdom with in the last days?

You and I have questions we need answered from the word of God. For three (3) nights I will begin to unpack for You and the precious Partners of Prayer Everywhere the powerful revelation of “The Final Restoration”.  We are no bystanders in this hour of global upheaval. We are strategically placed into this generation and for this time that we might be world changers and difference makers. Our presence in the world is like light and salt. Our presence in the world is The Body of Christ alive in the earth. Our presence in this world is God’s kingdom coming and His will being done. We are a part of  “THE FINAL RESTORATION” ! We are here for Christ and His Kingdom!

Wednesday, December 1st @ 6:33pm – 8:00pm (PST)

The Restoration of Kingdom Power

Jesus and Kingdom Doctrine

The Gospel of The Kingdom 

The New Creation and The Kingdom

Thursday, December 2nd @ 6:33pm – 8:00pm

The Restoration of Kingdom Protocols

The Tabernacle of David

The Power of Praise

The End-Time Harvest

Friday, December 3rd @ 6:33pm  – 8:00pm

The Restoration of Kingdom Participation

The  Body of  The Anointed One

The  Use of  Spiritual Authority

The  Age of  The Apostolic
*You will receive “keys of knowledge”. These teachings will be intensive and on subject matter that is not highly exposed. You will hear things you have never heard before. This will be an eye-opening time for the serious seeker. You are welcome! We encourage all attendees to seek the LORD in prayer privately. Pray Psalm 119:18 nightly. We set the atmosphere with praise and worship @ 6:15pm nightly.

A Family Holiday Prayer

Praying with your family is not always the easiest or most comfortable moment. Family can be familiar and distant. Family can know you in ways that it challenges your spiritual veracity. Family can be tough on your spirituality. Family can expose every hint of hypocrisy. So when it’s time to lead your family in prayer you may need some help. Here is another spiritual resource that may help you get through the holidays. This prayer may ease some of the pressure off of your prayer. This may not be your prayer word for word, but let it be a pattern. Let it bless you and your family!

Heavenly Father, in the Name of Your Blessed Son Jesus the Christ, we thank You for this time that we have come together. We seek the blessing of Your Spirit. Grant us hearts of gratitude and thanksgiving. Thank You for Your goodness and Your grace to every person here. Thank you for the family You have made our friends and for the friends who have become our family. Thank You for being our Sole Provider. You have provided for all our needs abundantly and sufficiently. We give You praise! 

We pray over every member of this family—those seated among us—and those who were not able to gather here today. We thank You, Father God that Your will is good, acceptable and perfect. We thank You that You are our Saviour and Healer. You are our strong tower and shield.  You have healed us of sickness and disease. We receive healing right now in Jesus’ Name. We agree and bind every weapon of the enemy against any and every member of this family right now in the Name of Jesus. We agree and release favor and increase.

We apply, by faith, the blood of Jesus over every person connected to our generations. We break every generational curse and establish our covenant blessings. We declare protection from disaster and death. We declare angels assigned to intervene on their behalf.

For those who do not know You, we pray right now that Your love, mercy and grace would overwhelm them—that they might know Your love for them. We thank You that You bring, You draw and You will add souls that we know into Your kingdom. Thank You for choosing us to share Your love with others.

We thank You for blessing us! Thank you for our faith, our family and this food. Bless all in Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.


40 Preachers To Remember

The earliest years of preaching ministry I was exposed to preaching greatness. If exposure is expansion, I was expanded early. Here is a list of 40 Black “pulpiteers” who became to me the original standards of a craft I was willingly to give all my effort to engage. As a teenager I honorably imitated, immaturely plagiarized and incessantly studied their manners and methods. I am profoundly blessed to have been put in their proximity early in ministry.

Pastor John H. Green (Richmond, CA)

Dr. Robert T. George (Oakland, CA) 

Dr. Alvin C. Bernstine (Richmond, CA)

Dr. Fleetwood E. Irving (Vallejo, CA)

Dr. Melvin V. Wade (Los Angeles, CA)

Pastor Harry R. Fort (Oakland, CA)

Dr. C. E. Richardson (Richmond, CA)

Dr. E. V. Hill (Los Angeles, CA)

Dr. A. H. Newman (Richmond, CA)

Dr. Manuel Scott, Sr. (Dallas, TX)

Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Sr. (Oakland, CA)

Dr. Frederick Haynes, III (Dallas, Tx.)

Dr. M.T. Thompson (Berkeley, CA)

Evangelist M. L. Scott, Jr. (Los Angeles, CA)

Dr. C.A.W. Clark, Sr. (Dallas, Texas)

Dr. E. K. Bailey (Dallas, Texas)

Dr. Lloyd C. Blue (Oakland, CA)

Dr. C. E. McClain (Shreveport, LA)

Dr. A. Louis Patterson, (Houston,TX)

Pastor Otha Johnson (San Pablo, CA)

Pastor Daniel O. Tolliver (Berkeley, CA)

Pastor A. R. Robinson (San Francisco, CA)

Pastor A.L. Cobbs (Oakland, CA)

Dr. J. R. Richardson (San Francisco, CA)

Dr. Ralph. D. West (Houston, TX)

Pastor Henry L. Hudson (Oakland, CA)

Dr. Charles G. Adams (Detroit , MI)

Pastor Samuel Williams, Sr. (Oakland, CA)

Pastor Arthur L. Moore (Oakland, CA)

Dr. S. M. Lockridge, (San Diego, CA)

Dr. S. J. Scott (Oakland, CA)

Dr. Floyd G. Purdy (Palo Alto, CA)

Dr. C. J. Anderson (Oakland, CA)

Dr. Marvin T. Robinson (Los Angeles, CA)

Dr. M. J. Williams (Oakland, CA)

Pastor Lester L. Cannon, Jr (Oakland, CA)

Dr. E. Paul Perkins (Marin City, CA)

Pastor T. J. Prince (Oakland, CA)

Dr. R.A. Williams (Los Angeles, CA)

Dr. F. G. Sampson (Detroit, MI)

*I did not distinguish living from “late” because they are all apart of my kergymatic eschatos.

On The Fence or In The Faith?

There was a large group of people. On one side of the group stood a man, Jesus. On the other side of the group stood Satan. Separating them, running through the group, was a fence.

The scene set, both Jesus and Satan began calling to the people in the group and, one by one – each having made up his or her own mind – each went to either Jesus or Satan. This kept going.

Soon enough, Jesus had gathered around him a group of people from the larger crowd, as did Satan. But one man joined neither group. He climbed the fence that was there and sat on it. Then Jesus and his people left and disappeared.

So too did Satan and his people. And the man on the fence sat alone.

As this man sat, Satan came back, looking for something which he appeared to have lost. The man said, “Have you lost something?” Satan looked straight at him and replied, “No, there you are. Come with me.”

“But”, said the man, “I sat on the fence. I chose neither you nor him.”

“Oh, I know,” said Satan. “But I own the fence.”