Kentucky Pastors Network Joins American Pastors Network; Commits to Stand for Biblical Truth in All Pulpits
Local KYPN Leaders Look Forward to Partnering with Pastors Around the Country to ‘Stand in the Gap for Truth’
CLEARFIELD, Ky.—The American Pastors Network (APN, www.americanpastorsnetwork.net), the largest national network dedicated to equipping pastors to be a voice for truth in the public square, is welcoming a new state pastors network to its growing organization.
This week, APN is launching the Kentucky Pastors Network (KYPN, www.kypastors.net), a carefully selected group of pastors in Kentucky who are joining together to “Stand in the Gap for Truth.”
“The American Pastors Network has been standing in the gap for truth around America and is growing again through the new Kentucky Pastors Network,” said APN President Sam Rohrer, who is also President of the Pennsylvania Pastors Network (PPN, www.papastors.net). “We know that pastors there will be an invaluable support to one another as they engage their congregations to stand for truth and freedom and effect true change in the culture.”
Leading the Kentucky network as its president will be Pastor Randy Smith, who grew up in the Bluegrass State and was called to ministry at an early age. He has served in prison ministries, traveled on mission trips to Haiti, prayed in front of the White House and championed the position of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis for her religious liberties. Smith also ran for State Representative for the 99th District in 2016, losing by just 176 votes.
“I now feel God has moved me to a point in time to rally the Christians in Kentucky to continue to stand, and be ready to stand when the time comes to fight against the ungodliness of overreaching activist judges and politicians,” Smith wrote on the KYPN website. “I look forward to reaching out to pastors and Christians all across the state, of all denominations, to join myself, Pastor Steve Hickerson and Pastor Tom Redman as we lead Kentucky to ‘Stand in the Gap for Truth.’”
Hickerson will serve as KYPN’s vice president, and Redman will serve as secretary/treasurer.
APN focuses on a concerted effort to grow its state pastors’ network initiative through a plan to welcome pastors in all 50 states who will serve as State Network Organizing Representatives. The ultimate goal is to develop free-standing state chapters of pastors and leaders in each state. These state networks will focus on their particular states and carry out the mission and purpose of the American Pastors Network, which include:
- Identifying, encouraging, equipping and educating pastors and church members to “Stand in the Gap for Truth;”
- Being a voice for truth and an advocate for pastors in the public square by providing Bible-based and constitutionally consistent analysis and recommendations on matters of public policy; and
- Strengthening the biblical relationship between pastors and elected officials through various private and public meetings for prayer, study and policy discussion.
Current chapters are already doing the important work of providing timely, in-state leadership on issues impacting local families and congregations. Examples of their efforts include speaking out in the defense of marriage and standing up for religious liberty.
KYPN and APN offer pastors numerous online resources that help clergy choose sermon topics and find information for other church ministries. With some free and some paid resources, topics include marriage, abortion, apologetics, creation, the culture war, economics, education, the environment, history, homosexuality and Islam, along with many others.
The Kentucky Pastors Network encourages pastors to bring together biblical and constitutional principles in their sermons and provides resources to pastors throughout the state. For more information on KYPN, visit its website at www.kypastors.net.
KYPN is a group of biblically faithful clergy and church liaisons whose objective is to build a permanent infrastructure of like-minded clergy who affirm the authority of Scripture, take seriously Jesus’ command to be the “salt and light” to the culture, encourage informed Christian thinking about contemporary social issues, examine public policy issues without politicizing their pulpits and engage their congregations in taking part in the political process on a non-partisan basis.
The American Pastors Network is the largest, national network of pastors who believe in the authority of scripture; who boldly preach the whole counsel of God with a disciplined application of a biblical worldview to public policy; who are building a permanent infrastructure of biblically faithful pastors and lay leaders; and who are mobilizing congregations to participate in the political process on a non-partisan basis. For more information on APN, visit www.AmericanPastorsNetwork.net, its Facebook page or follow APN’s Twitter feed, @AmericanPastors. Those interested in forming a chapter in their state may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Pastors Network is a Ministry Program Affiliate of Capstone Legacy Foundation (a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian Public Community Foundation registered nationwide). APN’s daily short radio feature, “Stand in the Gap Minute,” airs on approximately 280 stations, “Stand in the Gap Weekend” airs on 180 stations and the live one-hour show, “Stand in the Gap Today,” airs on nearly 50 stations nationwide.
To interview a representative from the American Pastors Network, contact Beth Harrison at 610-584-1096, ext. 104, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, or Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, ext. 102.
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A contingency of Kentucky pastors who want to “Stand in the Gap for Truth” make up the newest state chapter of the American Pastors Network! Welcome, Kentucky!