I stand before you as a man guided by devout Christian faith, but one who understands the unique nature of our nation –a constitutional republic that ensures freedom of religion without insisting on a particular faith.
Living Faith in Public Life
While my belief in Christ is at the core of who I am, I pledge to express it in a manner that respects all faith traditions. I want my faith to inspire and encourage, not divide or condemn.
My Spiritual Journey
Raised in the Methodist Church, and having experienced various Baptist and Protestant churches, my faith has grown and deepened over time. Part of my family’s heritage is Jewish, and I’ve found wisdom and inspiration in a variety of spiritual traditions.
I firmly believe in the truth of the Holy Bible and the teachings of Jesus Christ. I’m committed to leading our nation back to faith and godly principles, and I welcome conversations with anyone about my faith.
Respected Faith Leaders
There are many pastors and spiritual leaders who have inspired me, including:
- Dr. David Uth
- Mr. Danny DeArmas
- Dr. Jim Henry
- Mr. Rocky Purvis
- Dr. William F. Montgomery
- Mr. “JP” Pierson
- Mr. Dann Regan
- Mr. Carey Bates
And respected non-pastoral individuals like:
- Dr. and Mrs. Stan Hand and family
- Mr. Robert Stuart
- Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Parrish
- The entire William B. Dyer family
- Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Stuart
- Mr. and Mrs. Ric Kuehn
- Jerry and Carol Coon
- Mr. and Mrs. Andy Repass
- The families of my three sons
I value these individuals for their Christian character, and this should not be taken as an endorsement of my Presidential campaign.
The Role of Faith in Politics
I reject the idea that faith should be silenced in public life. Our nation was founded with a deep sense of divine purpose, and I believe that many Americans appreciate leaders guided by faith. We are living in challenging times, and I find comfort and guidance in scriptures like 2 Chronicles 7:14, which speaks of humility, prayer, and healing for our land.
Leading with Faith and Respect
I commit to leading with respect for all law-abiding people, fidelity to the Constitution, and alignment with my understanding of scripture, in that order. I will seek wisdom from godly people and experts, always striving to unite and heal our nation.
I welcome your thoughts and questions on this subject, for I believe that together, we can cultivate a more compassionate and faithful future for America