Twenty years ago, the late D. James Kennedy, founder of Evangelism Explosion International and senior pastor at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, had a vision to evangelize our elected leaders in the nation’s capital.

As a result, Evangelism Explosion opened The Center for Christian Statesmanship (TCCS) in Washington, D.C., headquartered in a brownstone less than a block from the U.S. House office buildings. Since that time, the center has impacted thousands of lives by bringing a gospel witness, Christian discipleship and a vision for Christian statesmanship to government leaders.

On April 7, 2016, the center marked its 20th anniversary with a special evening of celebration hosted by EE president Dr. John Sorensen, and including keynote speaker Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby; Mrs. Anne Kennedy; daughter Jennifer Kennedy Cassidy; Dr. Frank Wright; Hon. John Hostettler; and host of ministry friends and Capitol Hill staff.  (Pictured: David Self, EE’s chairman of the board, and Dr. John Sorensen, presenting Dr. Frank Wright as a Senior Fellow for the D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship.)

The center has three ministry goals: 1) to serve all who have genuine questions about biblical truth or desire a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ; 2) to train our nation’s leaders for ministry and service; and 3) to re-establish the principles and practices of Christian statesmanship so prevalent at the birth of our nation.

The center’s staff is also meeting with the pastors of the churches in the Washington, D.C., area to encourage them and to assist them in the training of their congregations in personal evangelism and discipleship. In addition to strengthening the bride of Christ, the center also desires to raise up and train a number of volunteers who are passionate about their faith, who are zealous to share that faith with others, and who are committed to taking that faith to Capitol Hill, a truly worthy mission field in their own backyard!

From Capitol Hill to Christian radio stations across this country, Evangelism Exposition is taking the life-changing message of the gospel to the world!

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Charley Mefferd
Ambassador: We Connect. Ministry and Media.