“Every pastor’s second most important network, because we focus on every pastor’s most important priority.”
The 6:4 Fellowship exists to catalyze pastors, around the world, to Prayer-and-Word-Powered Ministry through an urgent call to the hope of a spiritual awakening, and by helping them to experience a life-changing rhythm of deeper conviction, rich community, and growing capacity for Spirit-empowered ministry.
Our vision is to see pastors and churches served with the encouragement and equipment necessary to catalyze Acts 6:3 disciples through Acts 6:4 leaders in the hope of an Acts 6:7 awakening. We call it a divine pattern:
6:3 + 6:4 = 6:7
WHO WE ARE
The 6:4 Fellowship is a pastor-led, biblically-based, international and multi-denominational network of pastors rooted in the biblical paradigm of ministry seen in Acts 6:1-7.
The name “6:4 Fellowship” is taken from the two vital priorities found in Acts 6:4: prayer and the ministry of the word. These priorities defined New Testament leadership and gave early church leaders the courage to say “ no” to the distractions of lesser demands in order to focus on the core priorities of supernatural ministry.
The 6:4 Fellowship is a pastor-to-pastor community. It is not oriented around a single ministry or personality. It is cross-denominational in make-up and led by a team of pastors who exemplify the values of Acts 6:4. We are not focused as much on what pastors are doing but on what they are becoming. When we unite our hearts around a vision for a church committed to prayer and the ministry of the word, through the power of God’s Spirit, things will change. Christ is honored and his mission for this world is accomplished.
WHAT WE DO
The 6:4 Fellowship seeks to help pastors experience more health and hope through prayer-and-Word-powered paths.
Typically pastors are introduced to The 6:4 Fellowship through connection with others pastors, either in the same geographic community or denomination/network. This connection is enriched by an interactive, two-session leadership conversation known as “The Power of ‘Yes’” reintroducing church leaders to Prayer-and-Word-Powered ministry. These sessions are designed to provide introductory principles and a “test-drive” time with the 6:4 team to embrace fresh and lasting CONVICTION about the priority of Acts 6:4 leadership aiming for an Acts 6:7 outcome. Ideally, these connections lead to consistent opportunities to regularly engage in “Scripture-fed, Spirit-led, Worship-based Prayer.”
The 6:4 Fellowship’s strategy facilitates rich and authentic engagement with a diverse COMMUNITY of like-minded pastors – all committed to the same vital biblical principles. This community is fostered via local, regional, and national experiences of prayer, equipping, and authentic fellowship. These ongoing engagements allow pastors to inspire and strengthen one another as they continue to live out regular rhythms of prayer-and-Word-powered ministry — personally and corporately.
As a ministry, The 6:4 Fellowship, seeks to build a growing CAPACITY in every pastor’s prayer-and-Word- powered leadership via the ministry website: 64fellowship.com. By joining 6:4, members have regular access to a treasure trove of biblical resources designed to equip the leader and his team, including inspiring videos, practical prayer guides, and a variety of instructional articles from many leaders from around the country. In addition, members are included in a variety of special training experiences (locally, regionally, nationally, and virtually) that cultivate a hunger for new levels of dependence on God and greater competency in leading prayer-and-Word-powered transformation in the local church.
The central feature of this strategy is a COACHING and mentoring experience for pastors called, The Praying Leader. Most pastors decide to take the training because of a referral from a trusted pastor who has testified to the game-changing difference that these new prayer competencies make for every-day ministry. Additional coaching, provided by 6:4, helps to cultivate personal, marriage, and ministry health for leaders throughout the fellowship.
DIRECTIONAL LEADERSHIP TEAM
Aaron Couch is the Lead Pastor of Southeast Christian Church in Parker, Colorado. He has a Master’s degree from Hope International University and a Bachelor’s degree from Boise Bible College, but his greatest joy is his family. Aaron and his wife Kelli have four kids, have planted multiple churches across America, and demonstrate an earnest passion for relational discipleship. They believe in the local church and love watching God empower people to be set free. Aaron is on the National Directional Leadership Team for The 6:4 Fellowship.
H.B. Charles Jr.
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Mark Vroegop has served as the Lead Pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis, IN since 2008. Mark is a contributor to 15 Things Seminary Couldn’t Teach Me and the author of Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament. Along with his weekly pulpit and leadership ministry, Mark is also a conference speaker and a member of The Gospel Coalition council.
OUR GROWING COMMUNITY OF PASTORS
Jeff has served as the Lead Pastor of First Baptist Church in Fort Mill, SC since 1997. Prior to that he pastored in southern Indiana and served on staff in churches in Missouri, Kansas and Indiana. Jeff and his wife Susan find great joy in serving the Lord together. They have two children and two grandsons. They enjoy traveling, kayaking and Clemson football. Jeff has a passion to communicate God’s Word in clear and applicable ways. His desire is to continue to grow in his own practice of prayer and be used by God to unleash the potential and power of a praying church. Jeff currently serves The 6:4 Fellowship as the Regional Director for the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Jeff Sivyer is a retired church planter who currently serves with The Grove Church in Painesville Twp., Ohio. He served for 13 years as a police officer in Livonia, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Jeff completed his Master’s degree in “Marriage & Family Therapy” from Wayne State University. What followed was a brief opportunity as General Manager of a Christian Radio Station and 8 years as Director of Operations of 7 counseling centers in mid-Michigan before coming to Ohio.
Jeff currently serves as a Regional Director for the 64 Fellowship, a member of the Spiritual Advisory Board of Hannah’s Home, Chaplain of the YMCA of Lake County, and Past President of the Painesville Area Chamber of Commerce (now known as the Eastern Lake County Chamber of Commerce).
Jeff and his wife Cindy have been married for 51 years and has two daughters and 4 grandchildren.
Kiké Torres es pastor, consejero certificado, maestro y autor. Desde 2011 ha servido como Pastor Líder de Horizonte y La Carpa en Querétaro, MX. Tiene un corazón para la oración, la predicación, la plantación de iglesias, la consejería bíblica y el cuidado pastoral. Horizonte ha plantado y cuidado 8 iglesias, y como iglesia son anfitriones de la conferencia de consejería bíblica más importante de Latinoamérica cada año. Terminó una maestría en SEBTS donde actualmente es parte del programa de EdD con una concentración en mentoría y discipulado. Como fundó un Seminario en México, donde han enseñado y entrenado a cientos de siervos de Dios para la obra del ministerio. También dirige un programa que hospeda y entrena pastores individuales por 1-2 años para enviarlos y plantar iglesias en América Latina.
Kike Torres is a pastor, certified counselor, teacher and author. Since 2011 he has served as Lead Pastor of Horizonte and La Carpa in Queretaro, MX. He has a heart for prayer, preaching, church planting, biblical counseling and pastoral care. Horizonte has planted and cared for 8 churches, and as a church they host the most important biblical counseling conference in Latin America every year. He finished an MA at SEBTS where he is currently part of the EdD program with a concentration in mentorship and discipline making. Like founded a Seminary en Mexico, where they have taught and trained hundreds of servants of God for the work of the ministry. He also leads a program that hosts and trains individual pastors for 1-2 years to send them and plant churches in Latin America.
Larry J. Diggs was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, by an extraordinary woman of God, his mother, Rosalie. He currently serves as the Pastor of Light of Hope Community Church, where he has been since 2014, and has served in ministry for over 25 years. Larry is a Retired Senior Chief Petty Officer, having served 26 years in the United States Navy. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in human development and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. He also worked as a Behavioral Health Specialist providing community service as an Addiction Counselor and a mental health provider since 2012. Larry and his wife Shelia were married in 1991, and they have been blessed with three children and two grandsons. Larry currently serves The 6:4 Fellowship as the Regional Director for the Pacific Southwest Region.
Paul Meldrum is a retired airline pilot and entered pastoral ministry in 2005. He is the Pastor Emeritus at Flagstaff Bible Church. Paul was exposed to 6:4 Fellowship through prayer coaching with Daniel Henderson in 2015 and he is now the Mountain West Regional Director for the 6:4 Fellowship. He and his wife Ronna have been married since 1975. They have 3 married children, who are serving the Lord in various capacities, and 14 grandchildren.
Rob serves as the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Community Church in Norwalk, Iowa, a suburb of Des Moines which he and his team planted in 1995. Rob has been a Regional Resource Leader for the 6:4 Fellowship since 2017, a Regional Director since 2022 and coordinates as well as facilitates Half-Day and 3-Day Prayer Summits each year in his home church and in his region.
Dr. Shawn Brewer has been the Pastor of First Baptist Church Paradise Texas since 01/21. He has been in ministry since 1984, and has Pastored four different churches in Texas, during that time. He has been a member of The 6:4 Fellowship since 2016, and is now the Regional Director of the Central Southwest Region. He has been married to Lauri, since 1/9/88, and they have three adult children and four grandkids!
Sylvio a été formé comme chiropraticien. Peu après sa graduation, il a rencontré Jésus et reçu la vie éternelle. Sylvio est marié avec son amie Amy avec qui il aime faire du kayak et frapper des balles de tennis. Le couple a trois filles adultes et trois petits-enfants. Sylvio sert comme pasteur responsable dans l’Église Baptiste Évangélique de Saint-Georges, au Québec. C’est l’Église qu’il a jointe à sa conversion. Sylvio aime prendre soin des gens et les aider de toutes sortes de manières. Il se recharge dans des temps de solitude et est un amateur de pêche.
Sylvio was trained as a chiropractor. Shortly after graduation, he met Jesus and received eternal life. Sylvio is married to his friend Amy with whom he likes to go kayaking and hit tennis balls. They have three adult daughters and three grandchildren. Sylvio serves as head pastor of Église Baptiste Évangélique de Saint-Georges in Québec, Canada. It is the church he joined upon his conversion. Sylvio likes to care for people and to help them in different ways. He recharges through times of solitude and loves fishing.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe it is vital that the pastors and leaders of each of the churches with whom The 6:4 Fellowship partners assess and determine doctrine for themselves. 6:4 stands in the tradition of historic evangelical confession. The Fellowship’s beliefs are summarized in the following eight declared convictions….
The Bible is God’s word to all humanity. Human writers penned it under the supernatural authorship of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because God has inspired it, it is truth without any mixture of error in the original manuscripts. Psalm 12:6, 119:105,160; Proverbs 30:5; II Timothy 1:13, 3:16; II Peter 1:20,21.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. Genesis 1:1,26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14; I Peter 1:2.
Human beings are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. Humanity is the supreme expression of God’s physical creation. Although with potential for good, humans are all marred by sin, a predilection for disobedience toward God in all things. This predisposition to sin separates us from God and condemns us. Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a, 59:1-2; Romans 3:23.
Humanity was created to exist forever. Humans will either exist eternally separated from God because of sin, or in union with God through His forgiveness and salvation in Jesus Christ. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is “eternal life” or Heaven. Heaven and Hell are distinct places of eternal existence. Matthew 1:8, 2:44, 46; John 2:25, 3:16, 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus entered human history through the virgin birth and lived a sinless human life. He offered Himself as the perfect, substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death and that God’s message of forgiveness in Jesus is true. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to consummate the fullness of his reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22-23; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Acts 1:9-11; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; I Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 4:14-15.
Salvation is a gift from God to humanity. It is by His initiative and work alone that humans receive forgiveness for sin and admission to Heaven. Salvation can never be earned by self-effort, but is given and sustained by the grace of God. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s means of forgiveness can we be saved from sin’s condemnation and penalty in Hell. “Eternal life,” then, begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ by faith. John 1:12, 10:29, 14:6; Romans 5:1, 6:23; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; II Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; I Peter 1:3-5.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. The Spirit is present in the world to restrain sin, advance God’s will, and to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. The Spirit also resides in every Christian from the moment of salvation. The Spirit provides the Christian with understanding of spiritual truth and guidance and power for doing what is right. The faithful Christian seeks to live under The Spirit’s control daily. John 14:16, 17, 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; II Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13, 5:1.