More than 200 Faith Leaders Endorse Ted Cruz For President

Cruz News | November 20

More than 200 Faith Leaders Endorse Ted Cruz For President

Cruz Announces Large Influx of Clergy Endorsements

HOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced additions to his Faith Leadership Team which include more than 200 faith leaders from around the nation. This follows the campaign’s announcement yesterday of it’s National Prayer Team, led by Cruz Crew volunteers, dedicated to a focused season of prayer on behalf of the nation, Cruz, and his family and staff. Cruz continues to show commitment to conservative values by rallying people of all faiths to unite around support of religious liberty. Cruz has held two Rallies for Religious Liberty that were widely attended, the first in Iowa on August 21 and most recently in South Carolina on November 14.

“I am excited to be surrounded by so many people of faith,” Cruz said. “Believers are alarmed that their values are not being represented, nor their liberties respected, in Washington. This list reflects a wide range of denominations, ministries, geography, and church size. At every level of our campaign and in all of the early states, we are allied with leaders of faith communities, from mega churches to small-town congregations and parishes. People of faith who have never participated in the election process are engaging early, and they are taking leadership roles!”

“We know that if even a fraction of the evangelicals who routinely don’t vote were to turnout and vote, Washington could be changed almost overnight,” Cruz continued. “Bringing new faith voters to the polls is an essential part of our strategy, and we are succeeding.”

Multiple independent legal firms focusing on religious liberties advise that clergy may discuss the positions of candidates, endorse or oppose candidates for public office, and make personal financial contributions to candidates without violating any of the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code.

“More than 75,000 Americans of faith have signed up to support Cruz for President since the campaign launched,” said Reverend Rafael Cruz, Ted’s father. “We are witnessing a groundswell of enthusiasm and support for a Ted Cruz presidency. This is a testament both to the high interest in Ted among people of faith and to his consistent defense of religious liberty for all Americans at every step of his career. People admire Ted’s courage – this is the kind of president we have been looking for. Increasingly, the faith community is coalescing behind Ted Cruz.”

Titles and affiliations of all endorsers are provided for identification purposes only. This is one in a series of releases announcing leaders of faith who support Ted Cruz for President.

Pastor Andrew Goodwin, Gurdon First Assembly of God, Arkansas
Deacon Cecil Rhodes, Arkansas Full Gospel Fellowship, Arkansas
Bishop Robert E. Smith, Sr., Founder, Total Outreach for Christ Ministries, Inc., Arkansas
Dr. Paul Chappell, Lancaster Baptist Church, California
John Radell, Christian Citizens United, Delaware
David Jeffers, David Jeffers Group LLC, President and Founder, Author, Florida
Reverend Brian Boyles, Georgia
Pastor Tom Allen, Simple Church, Iowa
Pastor Wayne Almlie, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Iowa
Pastor Gregory Baum, Bethel Baptist Church, Iowa
Pastor Randy Bingham, Marion Ave. Baptist Church, Iowa
Pastor Jon Booth, Gateway Baptist Church, Iowa
Pastor Steven Britton, Calvary Baptist Church, Iowa
Pastor Joseph Brown, Marion Ave. Baptist Church, Iowa
Pastor David Bush, First Federated Church, Iowa
Pastor Maurie Campbell, Iowa
Pastor Eric Cleveland, Spirit and Truth Apostolic Fellowship, Iowa
Pastor David Clinkscales, Woodland Hills Church of Christ, Iowa
Pastor Emeritus Brad Cranston, Heritage Baptist Church, Iowa
Pastor Jeffrey Dahlin, Praise Community Church, Iowa
Pastor Michael Davis, Lighthouse Baptist Church, Iowa
Pastor Travis Decker, Ottumwa Baptist Temple, Iowa
Pastor Bob Deever, Grace West Church, Iowa
Pastor Doug Deford, Bethany Baptist Church, Iowa
Pastor Mike DeMastus, Fort Des Moines Church of Christ, Iowa
Pastor John DeSaulniers, Jr, Good Cheer Family Fellowship, Iowa
Pastor Kevin Dice, Round Prairie Baptist Church, Iowa
Reverend Robert Dodge, United Methodist Church, Iowa
Pastor Lloyd Eaken, Fairview Baptist Church, Iowa
Pastor Rob & Jamie Ely, Grace Fellowship, Iowa
Reverend Steve Epley, Epley Family Evangelism, Iowa
Pastor Jeff Ferguson, Iowa
Reverend Timothy Fitzner, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Iowa
Evangelist Caleb Garraway, Iowa
Pastor William Graham, Grace Baptist Church, Iowa
Dick Green, John G. Lake Ministries, Iowa
Pastor Michael Griswold, Youth Ministries, Marion Avenue Baptist Church, Iowa
Pastor Ed Hannahs, Fellowship Marshalltown, Iowa
Pastor Jeff Hill, New Hope Assembly of God, Iowa
Reverend Scott Hill, Heartland Baptist, Iowa
Pastor Jim Hudzinski, Iowa
Pastor Judy Hundley, First Church of God, Iowa
Pastor Steve Jewett, Iowa
Pastor Stan Johnson, Britt Free Church, Iowa
Pastor Spencer Keroff, First Church of the Open Bible, Iowa
Pastor Rose Kessler, Lightning and Thunder Ministry, Iowa
Elder David Klang, Hanford Church – Mason City, Iowa
Pastor Dylan Knudsen, Harvest Bible Chapel, Iowa
Pastor Joel Kobernat, Cross Point Baptist Church, Iowa
Pastor Kenneth Koske, Twin Pines Baptist Church, Iowa
Pastor Mario Lara, Life Reach Church of Christ, Iowa
Reverend David Loeschen, Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Iowa
Pastor Dr. Tim Lubinus, Executive Director, Baptist Convention of Iowa, Iowa
Pastor David MacDonald, Senior Pastor, Faith Community Church, Iowa
Pastor Louis Mahe, fmr. Immanuel Lutheran Church, Iowa
Pastor Gregory Malone, Iowa
Pastor Edward Mast, Old Paths Baptist Church, Iowa
Pastor Michael McAfee, Victory Christian Center, Iowa
Pastor Dan McCoy, First Baptist Church of Urbandale, Iowa
Reverend Marnie Miller, First Church of God, Iowa
Pastor Allan Miller, Heritage Baptist Church, Iowa
Pastor Jeff Mullen, Iowa
Preacher Tim Newman, member of Altoona Regular Baptist Church, Iowa
Pastor A.J. Potter, Pleasantville Baptist Church, Iowa
Pastor Jonathan Ribble, New Life Christian Fellowship, Iowa
Pastor Tim Ried, Bethel Baptist Church, Iowa
Pastor Benjamin Scholl, First Congregational Church, Iowa
Pastor Duane Smith, First Baptist Church, Iowa
Pastor Rex Stancil, Fairview Church, Iowa
Reverend Charles and Dianne Stevens, Riverside Baptist Church, Iowa
Pastor Kevin Subra, Northridge Baptist Church, Iowa
Pastor Brian Tatman, Eastern Hills Baptist Church, Iowa
Pastor Don Thurman, Church of the Nazarene, Iowa
Pastor Chris Tjapkes, First Baptist, Iowa
Pastor Andy Tuttle, Independent Bible Church, Iowa
Pastor James Tyree, First Church of Christ, Iowa
Pastor Bradley Wallace, Faith Pentecostal Church, Iowa
Pastor Roland Waterman, Faith and Family Fellowship, radio show host, Iowa
Pastor Leslie White, Crossfire Church, Iowa
Pastor Darran Whiting, Liberty Baptist Church, Iowa
Reverend Shane Wilson, Iglesia Espiritu y Verdad, Iowa
Pastor Samuel Cottle, New Creation Family Worship, Michigan
Tom Cusick, Michigan
Pastor Steve Garrett, Mason Road Bible Church, Michigan
Reverend Ronda Hawkins, Michigan
Pastor Jeffery Hawkins, Prince Of Peace Baptist, Michigan
Reverend Jeff Johnston, Wrate-Hope Anglican Chapel, Michigan
Pastor Austin Kreutz, The Path of Allegan, Michigan
Pastor Thom Moffitt, Captain, Salvation Army, Michigan
Pastor Ernest Ruemenapp, Family Heritage Baptist Church, Michigan
Pastor Ron Sischo, First Baptist Church, St.Johns, Michigan
Reverend Chris Thoma, Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, Michigan
Pastor Chuck Vizthum, Whole Life Christian Fellowship , Michigan
Associate Pastor Roger Welsh, Mt. Hope Church, Michigan
Associate Pastor Grant Sowell, King’s Gate Worship Center, Mississippi
Dr. Karladine Graves, Co-Founder, Christian Citizens United, Missouri
Dr. Chuck Hoskins, Jefferson Baptist Association Executive Director, Director of Missions, Missouri
Pastor Chris Lybarger, Senior Pastor, Fellowship First Baptist Church , Missouri
Representative and Pastor John McCaherty, First Baptist Church of Murphy, Missouri
Calvin Morrow, Founder, Christians Uniting for Political Action , Missouri
Pastor Oscar Benavides, Centro Cristiano Amigos De Israel , Nevada
Chaplain / Elder David Bensley, Nevada Men of Faith Ministry, Nevada
Wes McMillian, Wes McMillian Ministries, Nevada
Darrell Porter, Darrell C. Porter Evangelistic Association, Inc., Nevada
Richard Ziser, President, Nevada Concerned Citizens, Nevada
Pastor Josiah Armstrong, Youth Pastor, Crossing Life Church, New Hampshire
Pastor Stephen Bates, Pastor, Bible Baptist Church, New Hampshire
Preacher Mark Bodanza, Tri-State Bible Church, New Hampshire
Pastor Andy Buchanan, Hill Village Bible Church, New Hampshire
Pastor David Carlson, Gospel Baptist Church, New Hampshire
Pastor and Representative Allen Cook, Grace Ministries International, New Hampshire
Pastor Andrew Dean, Village Chapel Baptist Church, New Hampshire
Pastor Joseph Dichiaro, Calvary Fellowship, New Hampshire
Reverend Paul Gaylord, Hillsboro Baptist Church, New Hampshire
Pastor Ron Moore, Intersection Church Merrimack, New Hampshire
Pastor Thomas Peetz, Word of Life Christian Fellowship, New Hampshire
Pastor Ray Pouliot, Riverside Christian Church, New Hampshire
Ray Ross, pastoral council, St. John Neumann Catholic Community, New Hampshire
Pastor Mark Warren, Lead Pastor, Grace Capital Church, New Hampshire
Chancellor Dean Whiteway, Concord Christian Academy, New Hampshire
Dr. Ronnie Baity, Berean Baptist Church, Return America, North Carolina
Reverend Flip Benham, Operation Save America ministry, North Carolina
Dr. Michael Brown, Founder and President of FIRE School of Ministry, Director of the Coalition of Conscience, North Carolina
Dr. Kevin Broyhill, Calvary Baptist Church, North Carolina
Bishop Kelly R Dodson, East Shelby Church of God, North Carolina
Reverend Allen Doug, Penley’s Chapel, North Carolina
Reverend Chad Ellege, Leicester Baptist Church, North Carolina
Pastor Rick Finley, Fellowship Baptist Chruch, North Carolina
Dr. William Forstchen, Professor, Montreat College, North Carolina
Pastor Edward Gray, First Wesleyan Church, North Carolina
Dr. and Pastor Eric Grindstaff, Chapel Hill Baptist Church, North Carolina
Dean Hunter, Central Baptist Church, Minister of Youth and Education, North Carolina
Reverend Murray Kartanson, Executive Pastor, Agape Faith Church, North Carolina
Xavier Kelley, Shining Light Baptist Church, North Carolina
Eugene Lane, Offering Ministry, North Carolina
Jeff Lominac, Director, North Carolina Christian Coalition , North Carolina
Pastor Jon McConkey, Maranatha Baptist Church, North Carolina
Reverend Darin Moser, Sweet Life Fellowship, North Carolina
Steve Noble, Host, Called2Action Radio, North Carolina
Dr. J.N. “Hub” Powell, Professor, Montreat College, North Carolina
Dr. Timothy D. Rabon, Beacon Baptist Church , North Carolina
Reverend J. Wendell Runsion, North Carolina
Pastor Shannon Scott, North Carolina
Dwane Thomas, New Manna Baptist Church, North Carolina
Dr. Rit Varraile, Elizabeth Baptist Church, North Carolina
Joseph Wenzel, General Officer, Burkemont Baptist Church, North Carolina
Pastor Roger Woodard, Family Worship Center, North Carolina
Pastor Rodney Lord, Pastor, Freedom Gate Church, Ohio
Pastor Shawn Meyer, Senior Pastor, Aletheia Christian Church, Ohio
Reverend J. Michael Webber, Ohio
W. Wayne Ingalls, Elder, Beit Tefillah Messianic Fellowship, Oklahoma
Dr. Tony Beam, Interim Pastor, VP of Student Affairs at North Greenville University, talk radio show host, South Carolina
Ryan Candill, Admistrator, Florence Baptist Temple, South Carolina
Reverend Mike Gonzales, Vice Chair, South Carolina Pastors Alliance; Senior Pastor, Columbia World Outreach Church, South Carolina
Joe and Gladys Grimaud, Board Members, Tony Evans Ministries, South Carolina
Dr. Al Harley, Psychiatrist Biblical Counseling, Florence Baptist Temple, South Carolina
Jeff Johnson, Minister of Education, Florence Baptist Temple, South Carolina
Reverend Jeff Kelley, Grace Baptist Church, South Carolina
William “Brad” Lindsey, Minister of Music, Gethsemane Baptist Church, South Carolina
Pastor Frankie Melton, Heath Springs Baptist Church, South Carolina
Pastor Bill Monroe, Senior Pastor, Florence Baptist Temple, past President, Baptist Bible Fellowship, South Carolina
Reverend Jake Patterson, Hurricane Baptist Church, South Carolina
Reverend Alvin D., Jr. Rogers, 1st Pentecostal Holiness Church, South Carolina
Reverend Terry Sartain, Calvary Chapel, South Carolina
Dr. Robert Vallair, Chaplain, South Carolina
Reverend Darly Welch, , South Carolina
Pastor Freddie Young, Senior Pastor, Grand Strand Second Baptist Church, South Carolina
Pastor Lyndon Allen, Woodmont Bible Church, host of Total Life Victory Radio Show, Tennessee
Pastor David Baker, Family Baptist Church , Tennessee
Pastor Allen Barrett, Tennessee
Pastor Rob Bremer, Tennessee
Pastor Kevin Burden, Senior Pastor, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Tennessee
Pastor Roger Burks, Tennessee
Laurie Cardoza-Moore, President and Founder, Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, Tennessee
Pastor Ben Graham, Pastor of Music City Baptist Church, VP of TN Pastors Network, Tennessee
Elder Paul Grant, Ruling Elder, Faith Presbyterian Church (PCA), Tennessee
Pastor Phil Hauser, Assistant Pastor, Fellowship Community Church , Tennessee
Pastor Gary Montgomery, Senior Pastor, Parkway Baptist Church, Tennessee
Pastor Mike Myers, Assistant Pastor, Eastside Baptist Church, Tennessee
Pastor Chad Randall, Lead Pastor, LifeStory Church, Tennessee
Pastor Buddy Roberts, Jr., Tennessee
Assistant Pastor Grady Scott, Tennessee
Pastor and Representative Jerry Sexton, Tennessee
Myra Simons, Former Board President, Yes on One campaign, Tennessee
Pastor Rob Thacker, Faith Presbyterian Church, Tennessee
Minister, Mayor Chris Thompson, South Kentucky Association of Separatists, Tennessee
Pastor/Commissioner Tommy Vallejos, Care Pastor, Faith Outreach Church in Clarksville, Tennessee
Pastor Dale Walker, McCormick Ridge Holiness Church, Tennessee
Reverend Julie West, Tennessee
Buddy Pilgrim, Minister, Texas
Benjamin Dane, Producer, Pathlight Entertainment, Texas
Sandra Adams, STAND Executive Assistant, retired missionary, leader with Concerned Women for America, Virginia
Frank Branson, Chilhowie Christian Church, Virginia
John Gress, Event Planner, Covenant Church, Virginia
Rev. Dr. Paul Michael Raymond, The Reformed Bible Church, Virginia
Pastor Ken Sparks, Grace Baptist Church, Virginia
Pastor Buddy Thompson, Senior Pastor, Life Church, Virginia
Director Dean Welty, Founder and Director, Valley Family Forum, Virginia
Bishop Dr. David Hudson, United Pentecostal Church, West Virginia
Pastor Moyer Tim, Emmanuel Bible Church of Star Valley, Wyoming Pastors’ Network, Wyoming
Representative & Pastor Nathan Winters, Associate Pastor, First Baptist of Thermopolis, Wyoming

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