Panel Discussion

How Should a Church Engage in Politics?

Aug 11, 2015

Phillip Bethancourt (moderator), J.D. Greear, D.A. Horton, Jimmy Scroggins and Matt Carter discuss the church's role in engaging with politics at the 2015 National Conference.

Phillip Bethancourt

Phillip Bethancourt is Executive Vice President of the ERLC. He leads the ERLC team to develop innovative strategies to equip churches to address the key moral and ethical issues of the day. He completed an MDiv and PhD in Systematic Theology at Southern... Read More

D.A. Horton

D.A. Horton serves as Pastor of Reach Fellowship a church plant in North Long Beach, CA & as Chief Evangelist for the Urban Youth Workers Institute (UYWI). Prior to his current roles, he served as an urban church planter/pastor in Kansas City, Missouri, a National... Read More

Matt Carter

Matt grew up in Athens, Texas. He attended Texas A&M, was in the Corp of Cadets, and was a Ross Volunteer. He now works on staff at The Austin Stone Church as the pastor of preaching and vision. Read More

Jimmy Scroggins

Jimmy Scroggins is a husband, father, pastor, teacher and coach. Jimmy and his wife, Kristin, have 8 children—James, Daniel, Jeremiah, Isaac, Stephen, Anna Kate, Mary Claire, and Caleb. Since July 2008, he has served as the Lead Pastor of Family... Read More

J.D. Greear

Pastor J.D. completed his Ph.D. in Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, writing on the correlations between early church presentations of the gospel and Islamic theology. J.D. Greear is the pastor of The Summit Church, in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. Pastor J.D. and... Read More