The mission of the U.S. Pastor Council and community or state councils in the USPC network is to empower pastors and their congregations across racial and denominational lines to impact the culture and community through concerted prayer, to equip our congregations for effective citizenship and to provide a unified voice on spiritual, cultural, social and moral issues from a Biblical perspective.
Our "DNA" is to unite, connect, empower and engage pastors of "every color, every corner" at the city level through local Pastor Councils, connect through state Councils and nationally via U.S. Pastor council - a bottom-up, grassroots team to bring a strong, Biblical, Christ-centered influence to every community in restoring godly citizenship as an effective ministry of every local church who agrees with the principles of the Pastors' Declaration of Godly Citizenship!
Pastors representing churches of “every color, every corner” of greater Houston gathered for prayer at Houston City Hall on Friday, June 5 as a powerful display of unity, healing and hope in response to the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent social upheaval across the nation. Houston Area Pastor Council facilitated the gathering that was moderated by Pastor Garrett Booth of Grace Church on Gulf Freeway and which included the following pastors and ministry leaders each leading in a scripture reading and a prayer:
Pastor Willie Davis, The Palm Community Baptist Church
Pastor Gregg Matte, Houston’s First Baptist Church
Bishop Prince Bryant Sr., Isle of Hope Church of God in Christ
Dr. Hernan Castano, Iglesia Rios de Aceite
Pastor Jerry Martin, Light of the World Christian Fellowship
Dr. Khanh Huynh, Vietnamese Baptist Church
Rev. William Owens, Coalition of African American Pastors
Rev. Doug Stringer, Somebody Cares America
Pastors F.N. Williams Sr. and F.N. Williams II of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church led and administered communion to the diverse gathering, followed by a charge to the pastors that united action must follow the prayers. Pastor Elmo Johnson of Rose of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church closed the program powerfully by leading in the singing of “Amazing Grace”, written by Rev. John Newton, a former slave ship captain who had been changed dramatically by his conversion to Jesus Christ.