The Pennsylvania Pastors Network (PPN, www.papastors.net) is confident that its upcoming conference on March 19 will help pastors, church leaders, and laypeople alike become passionate about “standing in the gap for truth” and effecting true change in America.
One of the nation’s most influential leaders and commentators is confident of that fact, too.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who recently left his Fox News television program for a possible run at the U.S. Presidency in 2016, has committed to helping promote PPN’s 2015 conference, titled, “U-Turn: A Conversation with Pastors on Society, Culture and Leadership,” which will equip attendees to “stand in the gap for truth.”
Huckabee will shoot a special video message to be shown at the PPN “U-Turn” event on March 19 at Lancaster Bible College.
“We are honored to be partnering with Gov. Mike Huckabee in our upcoming Pennsylvania Pastors Network ‘U-Turn’ conference,” said PPN President Sam Rohrer, who is also President of the American Pastors Network (APN, www.AmericanPastorsNetwork.net). “Mike Huckabee combines two ordained callings, one of a minister of God in the pulpit and the other as a minister of God in government. He clearly articulates the truth of Scripture as he effectively applies biblical principles to the problems facing our culture. We hope his voice will encourage attendees to be a force for change in today’s culture.”
The powerful one-day conference is open to pastors, leaders and laypeople and is specifically designed to answer questions about society, culture and leadership, with a focus on how cultural trends can be strategically impacted with the truths of God’s Word.
Headlining speakers at the “U-Turn” conference are social science researcher George Barna, founder of the Barna Research Group, and historian David Barton of WallBuilders.
Mike Huckabee served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996 until 2007, becoming one of the longest serving Governors in his state’s history. He left a legacy of tax cuts, job creation, the reconstruction of his state’s road system, K-16 education reform and a nationally heralded and duplicated health initiative that focused on the less expensive approach of prevention rather than the costly big-government approach of intervention. His administration fought long-standing corruption in the state’s political machine, resulting in numerous indictments and convictions of powerful legislators and other elected officials.
He is a New York Times-bestselling author of 11 books, and his 12th book, “God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy,” was released this month.
Other confirmed speakers for PPN’s “U-Turn” conference include: author Steve Scheibner, Gary Dull of the American Pastors Network, Sandy Rios of the American Family Association and American Family Radio, Jeff Mateer of the Liberty Institute, Paul Blair of Reclaiming America for Christ, and Ralph Drollinger of Capitol Ministries, who will speak on PPN’s Ministers Together project, an initiative which brings together pastors and elected officials on a biblical rather than political basis.
All sessions will be held on Thursday, March 19, at Lancaster Bible College’s Good Shepherd Chapel from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Early bird tickets are available for $29 through Feb. 25. For more information on the conference or to register, visit standinthegapevent.org.