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Michele Bachmann Joins Trump's Evangelical Advisory Board

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By    |   Tuesday, 21 Jun 2016 04:41 PM

Former Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann will serve on Donald Trump's Evangelical Advisory Executive Board.

Other members include James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family; Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr.; Richard Land, president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary; Faith and Freedom Coalition founder Ralph Reed, and Word of Faith founders Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, the campaign said Tuesday.

"I have such tremendous respect and admiration for this group and I look forward to continuing to talk about the issues important to evangelicals, and all Americans, and the common sense solutions I will implement when I am president," Trump said in a statement.

The board, according to the statement, will "provide advisory support to Mr. Trump on those issues important to evangelicals and other people of the faith in America."

Some of the board members were involved in organizing a meeting with Trump and evangelical leaders on Tuesday in New York.

Bachmann, the five-term Minnesota representative, was a 2012 Republican presidential candidate who ran on a tea party platform. She has not made any endorsement so far this season.

The statement said that none of the 23 board members was asked to endorse Trump and that the list instead reflected "Donald J. Trump's endorsement of those diverse issues important to evangelicals and other Christians, and his desire to have access to the wise counsel of such leaders as needed."

Here are the other board members:
  • A.R. Bernard, senior pastor and CEO, Christian Cultural Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Mark Burns, pastor, Harvest Praise and Worship Center, Denver, Colo.
  • Tim Clinton, president, American Association of Christian Counselors, Forest, Va.
  • Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor, Cross Church, Springdale, Ark.
  • Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor, Free Chapel, Gainesville, Ga.
  • Jack Graham, senior pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas.
  • Harry Jackson, senior pastor, Hope Christian Church, Beltsville, Md.
  • Robert Jeffress, senior pastor, First Baptist Church of Dallas.
  • David Jeremiah, senior pastor, Shadow Mountain Community Church, El Cajon, Calif.
  • James MacDonald, founder and senior pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel, Rolling Meadows, Ill.
  • Johnnie Moore, author and president of the KAIROS Co., Glendale, Calif.
  • Robert Morris, senior pastor, Gateway Church, Southlake, Texas.
  • Tom Mullins, senior pastor, Christ Fellowship, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
  • James Robison, founder, Life OUTREACH International, Euless, Texas.
  • Tony Suarez, executive vice president, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Elk Grove, Calif.
  • Jay Strack, president, Student Leadership University, Orlando, Fla.
  • Paula White, senior pastor, New Destiny Christian Center, Apopka, Fla.
  • Tom Winters, attorney, Winters and King Inc., Tulsa, Okla.
  • Sealy Yates, attorney, Yates and Yates, Santa Ana, Calif.

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