Pastors around East Texas are planning to join a national movement at the “Watchmen on the Wall” national pastor’s briefing on Thursday at Green Acres Baptist Church.
James Robison, founder of LIFE Outreach International and Gary Simons, pastor of High Point Church, also have been invited.
“The event will encourage pastors to do three things,” Dr. David Dykes, senior pastor at Green Acres, said. “Pray for America, preach without apology and partner with other pastors and denominations.”
There are issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, that concern many Christians across denominational gaps, Dykes said.
“We may need to work together more than ever before,” he said. “A lot of it has to do with the attack on our first amendment right to express our faith without government interference.”
Out of the 50 million to 70 million estimated evangelicals in America, only half are registered to vote and only a quarter make it to the polls, Cummins said. He hopes the event will inspire change.
“People wonder what’s wrong with Washington,” he said. “It needs to start in the church.”
The free event is sponsored by Family Research Council and includes a Chick-fil-A lunch, Culture Impact Team Manual and a Values Impact Toolkit.
The event is open to pastors, associate pastors and youth pastors. More than 90 pastors are already registered, Cummins said.
The event will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit www.watchmenevents.org/regional-events for more information or to register.