About Us

“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 rooted in the biblical paradigm of ministry seen in Acts 6:1-7. We long to see pastors and churches served with the encouragement and the equipment necessary to catalyze Acts 6:3 disciples through Acts 6:4 leaders in the hope of an Acts 6:7 awakening.

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

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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.
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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.

CONVICTION

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.”

COMMUNITY

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-work-powered ministry — personally and corporately.

CAPACITY

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.

COACHING

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.

NATIONAL DIRECTIONAL LEADERSHIP TEAM

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H.B. Charles Jr.

National Resource Leader
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Jim Cymbala

National Resource Leader
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Bill Elliff

National Resource Leader
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Daniel Henderson

Global Director
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Dennis Henderson

National Director
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Troy Keaton

National Resource Leader
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Kevin Myers

National Resource Leader
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Vance Pitman

National Resource Leader
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Paul Purvis

National Resource Leader
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Robbie Symons

National Resource Leader
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Al Toledo

National Resource Leader
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Mark Vroegop

National Resource Leader

Jeff Wells

National Resource Leader

OUR GROWING COMMUNITY OF PASTORS

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FELLOWSHIP STAFF

Amber Doggett

6:4 Administrative Assistant

Carley Phelps

Project Manager

Cary Hughes

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Daniel Henderson

Global Director
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Dennis Henderson

National Director
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Jeff Sivyer

Jeremiah Porter

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Len Crowley

Residency Director

Paul Meldrum

Ricky Cassford

Director of Communications
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Rob Jones

Shawn Brewer

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Wilton DeGraffe

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

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

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.

Humanity

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.

Eternity

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

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

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.

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“It’s no exaggeration to say that my association with The 6:4 Fellowship has saved my ministry life on a number of occasions, you know the comradery I have found there with brother s in ministry with the same priorities , brothers who build me up when I’m hurting, and who I get to do the same for in return, I just haven’t found anything else like that across the ministry spectrum. Their listening ears, their genuine care and compassion have both bailed me out, and built me up more than I can count.”