Who Will be on Trump's ‘Evangelical Advisory Board?’
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 Jun 22
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has released a list of Christian leaders who will be on Trump’s evangelical advisory board.
According to Politico.com, the list includes 25 well-known Christian leaders, from pastors to authors to politicians.
“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 of the newly-assembled board in a statement.
Trump’s campaign said that those on the advisory board haven’t necessarily endorsed Trump, nor is their endorsement mandatory for being on the board.
Instead, the campaign noted that the diverse list of Christian leaders 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."
Some names included on Trump’s evangelical advisory board include former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, former Southern Baptist Convention leader Ronnie Floyd, Pastor David Jeremiah, Pastor Robert Jeffress, and Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr.
Publication date: June 22, 2016