ABOUT PASTORS UNITED

Pastoring a church is not an easy assignment. Having been in ministry for more than 30 years, we are intimately aware of the joys as well as the stresses and challenges of leading a ministry. One thing that we have learned over time is that whether you are just beginning your pastoral assignment or you are a seasoned pastor with years of experience, you will have questions along the way.
We are here to help. We established Pastors United to strengthen the local church and provide a spiritual covering for pastors. With over 400 members around the world and headquarters in the United States, Europe and Africa, Pastors United continues to grow and flourish, serving as a primary source of mentorship, counsel and leadership development for Pastors around the world. Through Pastors United we give impartation, provide resources and host events that will help you develop and continue a healthy, growing ministry and healthy relationships – with God, with your spouse/family and with your congregation.
Along with the blessing of a spiritual covering, Pastors United offers a safe, confidential environment to ask the tough questions that you wrestle with. From how to be your best for your family and your ministry, experiencing competitive feelings toward your spouse, personal spiritual struggles, to financial matters…connecting with the Pastors United is an opportunity for the pastor to be ministered to.
…in the multitude of counsellors there is safety. Proverbs 11:14

PASTORS UNITED LEADERSHIP

Bishop Lyle and Pastor Deborah Dukes

Founders and Overseers - Directors, Pastors United, USA

Bishop and Pastor Dukes, Founders and Executive Directors of Pastors United, established this organization to strengthen the local church and provide a spiritual covering for pastors.  With more than 400 members around the world and headquarters in the United States, Europe and Africa, Pastors United continues to grow and flourish, serving as a primary source of mentorship, counsel and leadership development for Pastors around the world.

Bishop Jonah Bedan

Regional Director, Pastors United, AFRICA

Bishop Jonah Bedan is a dynamic kingdom leader with a thriving ministry in Nakuru, Kenya. As Regional Director of Pastors 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 Leroy and First Lady Cynthia Maddix

Regional Directors, Pastors United, EUROPE

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 Pastors United in Europe. Bishop and First Lady Maddix are examples of progressive leaders who are passionate about advancing the Kingdom of God.

BE TRAINED, EMPOWERED AND EQUIPPED TO EFFECTIVELY CARRY OUT YOUR ASSIGNMENT AND MAKE THE MAXIMUM IMPACT THROUGH YOUR LOCAL CHURCH!

MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS BENEFITS

As a member of Pastors United, you will receive:

PASTORAL COVERING

Through Pastors United, Bishop and Pastor Dukes serve as Pastors to Pastors giving guidance in the very challenging position of Pastoral Leadership. Through prayerful counsel and instructional mentorship, pastors receive assistance to lead their families, churches and communities.

TRAINING AND EMPOWERMENT

Successful ministry is the result of strategic training and empowerment. Pastors United provides intentional training sessions to build Pastoral management, leadership proficiency and demonstrated empowerment.

 

PASTORAL MONTHLY ZOOM MEETINGS

Guided “Pastors-Only” Zoom sessions led by Bishop and Pastor Dukes present relevant teachings, training, dialogue and wisdom. In this season, it is important to connect often to effectively navigate these challenging times on this Pastoral journey.

CHURCH LEADERSHIP ZOOM TRAININGS

Pastor United provides essential ministry and leadership training virtually to assistance and support church management and operations. These sessions are provided to bring excellence, effectiveness and efficiency to your leadership team.

 

PERSONAL PASTORAL CHECKUPS

Periodically, Bishop and Pastor Dukes will spend time with each Pastor during a personal time of connection during the Personal Pastoral Check-up. These sessions will be directed by Pastors United through the leading of the Spirit.

 

PARTNERSHIP AND GLOBAL REACH

With Pastors United you are part of a Global Ministry. Connect, pray and participate in global ministry through training, planning and mission trips in our effort to reach the world for Jesus Christ. We participate in meetings and hold annual conferences at our Harvest Conference Center in Nakuru, Kenya.

PRAYER

With Pastors United, know that you are covered in prayer. We understand the weight and mantle that Pastors carry and are committed to praying for you. We pray for your strength, wisdom, peace and success.

PASTORAL ACCOUNTABILITY

Direction and instruction – directions tell you where to go and instructions tell you what to do. A covering provides a point of contact that the Holy Spirit will use to give you guidance concerning your ministry and your life.

ANNUAL CONFERENCES AND SUMMITS

Pastor United hosts powerful conferences each year that are empowering for Pastors, leaders and church membership. Designated conferences, including a “Pastor’s Only” summit, provide training, impartation and fellowship for all who attend.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PASTORS UNITED MEMBERS

Please note that Pastors United will exercise no ecclesiastical, governmental or administrative control over any of its member ministries. Pastors United is not a denomination – its mission is to complement and enhance a ministry’s assignment. In moral issues or inappropriate conduct, Lyle and Deborah Dukes Ministries maintains the right to withdraw your membership without explanation, if necessary. Your affiliation with Pastors United does not give you the right to use the name or logo of Lyle and Deborah Dukes Ministries or Harvest Life Church, International without prior written consent from our administration. Your affiliation with Pastors United does not give you the right to act as an agent for, a spokesperson on behalf of, or a representative of Lyle and Deborah Dukes Ministries or Harvest Life Church, International. Your membership does not entitle you to personal speaking engagements with Bishop and Pastor Dukes. All requests for speaking engagements must follow the policies and procedures established by Lyle and Deborah Dukes Ministries.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is Pastors United? A: A systematic program designed to train, empower and equip Pastors to effectively carry out their assignment and make the maximum impact through their local church while providing a spiritual covering. Q: How can I become a member of the Pastors United? A: You must be the senior pastor, or spouse of a senior pastor, actively pastoring a Christian church that has an active membership and complete the Pastors United application. Q: What are the financial requirements for being a member of Pastors United? A: Members of Pastors United are required to submit an entrance fee of $75 (fee covers Senior Pastor and spouse, if married). Please note that this fee is due upon submission of your application to join Pastors United. The annual membership fee of $250 is due by January 31st of each year. Members may also support Pastors United through financial offerings to help fund administrative expenses and ministry resources (this amount is set by the member and is not meant to be a tithe). Click here to submit your annual membership fee or give a special offering. Q: How will I be empowered through Pastors United? A: Pastors United is designed to provide training and mentoring by various means – through special Pastors United sessions, specialized training seminars, letters from Bishop and Pastor Dukes, ministry resources, monthly conference calls and more! Q: Can I be under another spiritual leadership or covering and join Pastors United? A: We rather you not be affiliated with another spiritual leadership or covering as a member of Pastors United. Q: Do Bishop and Pastor Dukes accept speaking invitations to other ministries and churches? A: Yes, as their schedule permits.