Carolina Values Summit: THANK YOU!
What a night it was!
It was a blessing to be surrounded by so many dear friends, Christian thought leaders, and of course, two of the presidential hopefuls in Rock Hill, South Carolina on the beautiful Winthrop University campus, Thursday night.
We were so honored to be a co-sponsor of The Carolina Values Summit in partnership with The Reconciled Church Movement. Presidential candidates and surrogates included, Senator Ted Cruz, Dr. Ben Carson, and Senator Rick Santorum who spoke on the behalf of Senator Marco Rubio.
Each candidate had 30 minutes to address attendees and answer a few questions from the moderator, CBN correspondent David Brody.
Spokeswoman, Kami Mueller shared, “North and South Carolinians care deeply about preserving the family, as well as, protecting life and religious freedom. On Thursday, in front of a captive and diverse audience of engaged voters, these presidential candidates spoke to their faith and to their vision for these United States of America should they be chosen to lead for the next four years.”
We were honored to have so many other Christian leaders to join us Thursday evening, including, David and Jason Benham, of the Benham Brothers; A.R. Bernard, senior pastor of the Christian Cultural Center in New York; Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council; Rick Scarborough, founder of Vision America; and Frank Page, CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention; Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, jr.; Buck Newton for North Carolina Attorney General; The Reonciled Church Movement’s Bishop Harry Jackson; North Carolina Values Coalition’s Tami FItzgerald; and more!
Bishop Harry Jackson of The Reconciled Church Movement reminded the Catholics and evangelicals in attendance, “If the Church will lead the way, racial healing can come to America. If Christians come together and demonstrate Christ-like engagement, we can literally turn things around.”
Our executive director,Tami Fitzgerald, emphasized the importance of this upcoming election, getting involved, and of the God-given freedoms we hold so dear. She shared, “That is why this election is so important. We must restore what has been taken from our nation—the reason our forefathers came to the shores of Plymouth—the right to freely live out our religious beliefs both in private and in public, without government interference.”
The Carolina Values Summit was thankful to have other participating organizations that included the Christian Broadcasting Network, Congress of Racial Equality, Family Research Council, First Baptist Church Charlotte, Frederick Douglass Foundation, International Communion of Evangelical Churches and Nations Ford Community Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In addition, an event of this magnitude requires a great deal of help.
Many hands make light work! A big thank you to our many volunteers! Quite simply, we would not have been able to do this without you.
A special thank you to Jim Quick and his amazing team at redFONT. You are such a tangible example of what we are called to be in Colossians 3:23-24.
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Thank you to all of you who attended the Carolina Values Summit 2016!!!