Bishop and Pastor Dukes, Founders of Churches United, established this organization to empower and unite churches and provide a spiritual covering for pastors. With more than 400 members around the world and headquarters in the United States, Europe and Africa, Churches United continues to grow and flourish, serving as a primary source of mentorship, counsel and leadership development for Pastors around the world.
Our mission is to build and empower strong Pastors, strong leaders and strong churches by teaching, training and uniting for a greater Kingdom reach and to expand the Kingdom of God.
OUR FEATURED CHURCH
Rocklife Church | Swedesboro, New Jersey
And they all drank the same spiritual (supernaturally given) drink. For they drank from a spiritual Rock which followed them [produced by the sole power of God Himself without natural instrumentality], and the Rock was Christ. (1 Corinthians 10:4 amp)
RockLife Church is a church with a vision to impact the Delaware Valley through Christ-centered Bible-based teaching while cultivating a ministry-focused congregation. RockLife Church is a church with a mission to worship God, love people, strengthen families, build leaders with Godly character, and to reach those that need a relationship with Jesus Christ. With just six committed people on September 20, 2014, RockLife Church was launched, and God continues to increase His church and move greatly amongst His people.
RockLife Church is purposeful to have the Culture of Love through the Character of Christ. Pastor Damon Dukes, along with his wife, Pastor Shana Dukes, have honored the Lord by instilling some focus ministries such as B.U.I.L.D. (Believers United for Instruction and Leadership Development) Bible Study, the Two4Life Marriage Ministry (meetings and off-campus annual conference), Covenant Sunday School for Elders, Ministers, and Deacons (bi-weekly), Leaders and Workers Meetings (quarterly) and numerous other ministries within RockLife Church. One of many ways RockLife Church blesses the community and surrounding communities every year is with the Grace Girl’s Closet Event where hundreds of women come and fellowship and take away free new and gently used women’s clothing, shoes, bags, and jewelry.
We believe the scriptures, Old Testament and New Testament, are God-breathed: that by the supernatural influence of the Holy Spirit, the biblical writers wrote the divine, trustworthy, and authoritative Word of God, the only rule of faith and practice. (Matthew 5:18, 24:35; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21) We believe in the local church as the primary instrument of God in the earth to disciple men, and to establish the Kingdom of God through prayer, fellowship, and the ministry of the Word. (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:42-47, 6:4, 20:28; Ephesians 4:11-16; 2 Timothy 2:2; Hebrews 10:25)
At RockLife Church, We Love Jesus, We Love Others, We Love Giving, and We Love Serving!
To learn more about RockLife Church, visit their website at https://www.rocklifechurch.org/
CHURCHES UNITED EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP
Bishop Carver E. Poindexter and Pastor Lorene Poindexter are anointed shepherds who have developed leaders and planted churches across the Washington Metropolitan area for over 40 years. They bring a deep understanding of leadership and a passion for God’s Word to Churches United, having received global and civil recognition for their biblical wisdom and spiritual understanding.
Bishop Jonah Bedan is a dynamic kingdom leader with a thriving ministry in Nakuru, Kenya. As Regional Director of Churches United in Africa, he works with Bishop and Pastor Dukes on various ministry initiatives in Africa which include overseeing the ministry operations of the 2,000-seat Harvest Conference Center, the construction of our medical center and more.
Bishop and First Lady Maddix are a powerful team who lead a vibrant and progressive ministry in the United Kingdom. They serve as the Regional Directors of Churches United in Europe. Bishop and First Lady Maddix are examples of progressive leaders who are passionate about advancing the Kingdom of God.
CHURCHES UNITED EVENTS
BE TRAINED, EMPOWERED AND EQUIPPED TO EFFECTIVELY CARRY OUT YOUR ASSIGNMENT AND MAKE THE MAXIMUM IMPACT THROUGH YOUR LOCAL CHURCH!
MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS BENEFITS
Leadership is imperative for spiritual success. Pastors need pastors and leaders need leaders! As you serve in positions of spiritual leadership, we are here to support you with organizational infrastructure, tools, training and strong leadership guidance as you carry out God’s vision for your church.
Our training program is very intentional. We have served as church leaders for more than 35 years, 25 of them as pastors – and we have seen a lot! Our training is designed to navigate Senior Pastors concerning the challenges of pastoring and leadership to be more effective in helping their churches. From hiring/managing staff and developing a strong leadership team to recruiting and retaining volunteers, managing finances – we are here to help.
We get it! As pastors, we spend so much time caring for others that we can tend to neglect important areas of our own lives. We have a heart for pastors and other significant leaders and provide strategies to help you care for yourself, your family and your congregation.
Let’s go higher together! As an organization, Churches United will provide a vehicle for spiritual elevation – in our leadership certification programs for deacons, ministers, elders, pastors and bishops. We also elevate the level of ministry of your church with our ministry training programs, pastoral accountability and more.
We believe in the power of fellowship! Periodically, we come together for Churches United events – training, conferences, meetings, recreational events and more.
You cannot afford to undervalue infrastructure when you are running a church. We have church forms, correspondence templates, ministry setup/staffing instructions, information about available government/community resources and more. Why reinvent the wheel? We have what you need for administration so you can put more of your focus on vision.
Let’s face it – we can do exponentially more when we work together than we can alone! We are called to make a Kingdom impact and from building projects to developing global community improvement programs and more, we look forward to investing our resources to change lives and make a difference. When you are a part of Churches United, you will see your finances in action!
Churches United has a real-time objective to build and expand the Kingdom of God. We engage in designing major programs and buildings for strategic ministry including our Harvest Center in Nakuru, Kenya and our new Worship Center and Churches United Headquarters (Woodbridge, VA). We know that whatever we build always winds up building us.
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Lyle and Deborah Dukes Ministries
14401 Telegraph Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192
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14401 Telegraph Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192
CHURCHES UNITED PHOTOS
REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP
- You must be the Senior Pastor, or spouse of a Senior Pastor, who actively pastors a Christian church and complete the Churches United application.
- Pastors cannot be under covering of another organization or association.
- Must follow Christian Biblical principles and doctrine and lead their churches in the same
- Be likeminded and spiritually connected with Bishop and Pastor Deborah.
- All Churches United members must be willing to be inducted into the organization according to the policies, procedures and guidelines of the organization
- Submit application and $75 application fee (non-refundable)
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is Churches United?
A: Churches United is an organization that empowers and unites churches globally for a greater Kingdom reach and impact for Jesus Christ.
Q: What are the financial requirements for being a member of Churches United?
A: Members of Churches United are required to submit an entrance fee of $75. Fee covers Senior Pastor, spouse (if married) and congregation. Please note that this fee is due prior to submission of your application to join Churches United. Senior Pastors are required to give monthly tithes to help support the Churches United organization.
Click here to become a member of Churches United.
Q: Can I be under another spiritual leadership or covering and join Churches United?
A: No, you cannot be under any other spiritual covering and Churches United at the same time.
Q: Do Bishop and Pastor Dukes accept speaking invitations to other ministries and churches?
A: Yes, as their schedule permits.