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Mission & History

Houston Area Pastor Council was founded in 2003 by a group of thirteen pastors as a interdenominational, inter-racial coalition of senior pastors who came together to bring a united, Biblical voice to the city, state and even nation. We formed Texas Pastor Council in 2007 and as of 2021 we have assisted in developing Pastor Councils in Austin, Beaumont, El Paso, Laredo, Waco, Hood County, Montgomery County, Brazoria County and Ft. Bend county as well serving over 1000 pastors collectively throughout Texas. Through the U.S. Pastor Council we have assisted the launch of Pastor Councils in California and Virginia with a vision to help duplicate these pastor teams of "every color, every corner" in cities and states across the nation.

USPC is the only pastor-led ministry engaging in cultural, social, moral and governing issues from a Biblically-grounded perspective that is focused on developing strong, functioning teams of pastors of every color, every corner of each city as a means of building a “bottom-up” network that is truly grassroots.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. The AMERICA Plan was developed as a Purpose Statement of how pastors and churches can and must engage in godly citizenship.

USPC has become a respected voice on front line cultural and political issues from a non-partisan perspective, holding elected officials of both major parties and non-partisan offices to a Biblical standard. The Pastors’ Declaration of Godly Citizenship was developed to clarify the core values of this coalition.

If you need to know the nature of the threats against religious freedom through the courts please take some time to read and review the “Church Emergency Letter” written by Constitutional scholar, attorney and author Dr. Gary Amos.

USPC, TXPC and affiliates have conducted numerous luncheons, workshops, rallies, elected official summits, Pastors’ Day At the Capitol and many other activities bringing pastors together, proving top quality Biblical, historical, legal and public policy information as well as standing in the gap for our nation.

Pastors wishing to launch a council in your city are urged to contact Executive Director Dave Welch at 832-688-9166 or by email to and we will assist you in the critical steps of developing a strong team to build from that will have the greatest potential to impact your city and state! You can also download our basic start up steps called “Mobilizing God’s Generals” to review prior to contacting us for further assistance.