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Tuesday April 25th, 2017 4:22PM

Gainesville minister named to Trump Evangelical Advisory Board

By AccessWDUN staff
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The Donald J. Trump campaign has created a new executive board to provide advisory support to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee on issues "important to Evangelicals and other people of faith in America."

The make-up of the board includes Jentezen Franklin, Senior Pastor of Free Chapel in Gainesville.  Another member with Georgia ties is Ralph Reed, founder of the Christian Coalition, who ran an unsuccessful race for Lt. Governor in 2006.

According to a news release from the Trump camp, the leaders on the executive board were not asked to endorse Trump as a prerequisite for participating on the board.

"Rather," the release states, "the formation of the board represents Donald J. Trump’s endorsement of those diverse issues important to Evangelicals and other Christians, and his desire to have access to the wise counsel of such leaders as needed."

“I have such tremendous respect and admiration for this group and I look forward to continuing to talk about the issues important to Evangelicals, and all Americans, and the common sense solutions I will implement when I am President,” Trump said.

*Executive board members include:

Michele Bachmann - Former Congresswoman

A.R. Bernard - Senior Pastor and CEO, Christian Cultural Center

Mark Burns - Pastor, Harvest Praise and Worship Center

Tim Clinton - President, American Association of Christian Counselors

Kenneth and Gloria Copeland - Founders, Kenneth Copeland Ministries

James Dobson - Author, Psychologist and Host, My Family Talk

Jerry Falwell, Jr. - President, Liberty University

Ronnie Floyd - Senior Pastor, Cross Church

Jentezen Franklin - Senior Pastor, Free Chapel

Jack Graham - Senior Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church

Harry Jackson - Senior Pastor, Hope Christian Church

Robert Jeffress - Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Dallas

David Jeremiah - Senior Pastor, Shadow Mountain Community Church

Richard Land – President, Southern Evangelical Seminary

James MacDonald – Founder and Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel

Johnnie Moore - Author, President of The KAIROS Company

Robert Morris - Senior Pastor, Gateway Church

Tom Mullins – Senior Pastor, Christ Fellowship­

Ralph Reed - Founder, Faith and Freedom Coalition

James Robison - Founder, Life OUTREACH International

Tony Suarez - Executive Vice President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

Jay Strack - President, Student Leadership University

Paula White - Senior Pastor, New Destiny Christian Center

Tom Winters - Attorney, Winters and King, Inc.

Sealy Yates – Attorney, Yates and Yates

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