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Panel Discussions

How Should a Church Engage in Politics?

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.

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 Coordinator of Urban Student Ministries at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) … Read More

J.D. Greear

J.D. Greear is the pastor of The Summit Church in Durham, North Carolina, and the 62nd president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Read More by this Author

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 Church—a network of neighborhood churches in South Florida. Jimmy is … 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 by this Author

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 after attending Texas A&M University. Phillip and his wife, Cami, … Read More