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Brent Leatherwood

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Brent Leatherwood was elected as president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission in 2022, after a year of leading the organization as acting president. Previously, he served as chief of staff at the ERLC, as well as the entity’s director of strategic partnerships. He brings an expertise in public policy to his work, having been the executive director of the Tennessee Republican Party, the director of communications and policy strategy in the Tennessee General Assembly, and working for several years on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Brent is a dedicated member of his church, where he has served as a deacon since 2014. Brent is married to Meredith, and together they have three children.

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Brent Leatherwood

Bringing hope to a fractured public square

Remarks to the 2024 Southern Baptist Convention

Fellow Baptists, this is my third address I have had the privilege of making...

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ERLC advocates for life

ERLC advocates for life in the U.S. Senate

POLICY STATEMENT: Nashville, Tenn. – Senator James Lankford, from Oklahoma, offered a tremendous example...

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A Nation in Need of Hope

True hope for our world is eternal and can only be found in one...

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Best practices for Christian political engagement

Best practices for Christian political engagement can sound like an impossible task. Political chaos...

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what is the public square

What is the public square?

Healthy engagement in the public square can feel like a fond memory of past...

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5 highlights of the ERLC’s work and Baptist cooperation

Southern Baptists gather each February for the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee meeting. Recently,...

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2024 state policy agenda

The 2024 State Policy Agenda

The 2024 State Policy Agenda is not an exhaustive list of every policy priority,...

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ERLC's public policy agenda

What is the ERLC’s Public Policy Agenda?

Welcome to the ERLC Podcast where our goal is to help you think biblically...

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A Beacon of Hope

We live in a confused world. Confused about sex. Confused about gender. Questions like...

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Children Should Not Be Pawns for Cultural Experimentation

The danger of transgenderism for minors

Across the national landscape, children are being forced into vulnerable positions not of their...

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comfort during Christmas

How Zechariah’s Benedictus brings comfort during Christmas

Like the turning of a page, years inevitably come and go. Some years are...

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southern baptist

Abuse is a scourge upon our churches

A statement from the ERLC president

When disaster strikes, no other ministry or organization mobilizes like the SBC. Whether it...

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