Thursday, November 12, 2015


NOVEMBER 10, 2015

Richmond, Virginia-Former Lt. Governor candidate in Virginia, Bishop E.W. Jackson, is hosting Pastor meetings throughout the state under the banner of MINISTERS TAKING A STAND, a subsidiary of his nonprofit foundation, STAND - Staying True to America's National Destiny. The group has a major focus on helping black Pastors address the problems confronting the inner city, such as the spike in murders and gang violence. The third summit will be held in Richmond on November 18. The first two were in Virginia Beach and Newport News in October.
Says Bishop Jackson, "The government has failed to solve the problems of poverty, crime and violence in urban America. The real solutions, with God's help, will come from within the community, not from outside."
The Pastors are being given tools to train and activate their members to get involved in the public policy arena. They are urging them to register to vote and to vote their Christian values rather than race and party. "We are not trying to get black Christians to be Republicans," says Jackson. "We are urging them to think biblically rather than seeing life through the lens of race or political party. The bottom line is that we need an awakening to the responsibility of Pastors and Christians to engage the culture, not withdraw from it. Thank God, it's happening."
Jackson has spoken to hundreds of Pastors across Virginia and thousands across the country. They are joining MINISTERS TAKING A STAND. Its mission is "To unite Pastors and Christian leaders of all races and backgrounds to fight for the biblical heritage and values of our country, our Constitution and the American vision of one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
STAND has a plan for addressing the problems of the inner city and is urging Presidential candidates to embrace private sector solutions of entrepreneurship and small business development, and to partner with churches and educational institutions. Some of the topics discussed at the Summits are Rebuilding the Family, Reestablishing Manhood, the Relevance of the Church to Inner City Crime, and Drugs and Violence. After the Richmond Summit, Bishop Jackson will host several more in Virginia in the coming weeks, with the next in Northern Virginia on December 10.
The Richmond Christian Awakening Summit will be held on Wednesday, November 18 at Victory Life Fellowship Church, 1900 Chamberlayne Ave. in Richmond from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Pastors and Christian leaders throughout the Richmond area are invited. Breakfast and lunch will be served free of charge, but attendees must register in advance on our website.You can also R.S.V.P. for the Richmond summit below: