Dr. Ben Carson has thrown his support behind Capitol Ministries latest effort to create discipleship Bible studies to city and county commissioners and other elected and appointed local government leaders through Local Government Ministries (LGM).
Spearheading this latest ministry is Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. Dr. Carson made these comments recently:
“Ralph has started Bible studies for the White House Cabinet, the Senate, the House, in state legislatures, and in foreign nations around the world and now, local government. I highly support this effort.
“Local government is often the birthplace of those who will become state and national leaders. Providing a firm foundation early in their careers will not only benefit policies in our bedrock communities but will also set these leaders on a firm path as they move to higher office. It is particularly important today because there is a falling away from our Judeo-Christian heritage and the very future of our nation is in jeopardy.
“We live in troubling times as many try to replace the values and principles that are foundational to the success of our nation. The aforementioned endeavors to engage with civic leaders at the local level right through to the White House will pay tremendous dividends for us and for those who come after us.” — Dr. Ben Carson