Dr. Dan DeShong, who led CapMin’s first weekly Bible study for city and county public servants, has been named Director of Local Government Ministries to develop, grow, and administer LGM efforts throughout the United States and foreign nations.
The appointment was made by Ralph Drollinger, President and Founder of Capitol Ministries and confirmed at the December 2020 meeting of the Capitol Ministries Board of Directors.
In this new role, Dr. DeShong will be responsible for the advancement and expansion of CapMin’s world-wide effort to plant Bible-study based ministries to local elected and appointed officials in the neighborhoods they serve.
Some 500,000 city and county public servants work in the 40,000 incorporated communities across America, and many more opportunities are available in nations in which Capitol Ministries is working to plant national ministries.
Dr. DeShong was chosen because of his proven track record, maturity in Christ, dedication to CapMin’s mission to fulfill the Great Commission, and outstanding work ethic.
“Dan was instrumental in getting LGM started, he built a strong ministry on his own in greater Sacramento, CA which bore much fruit, and he’s been in charge of training LGM leaders for several years,” Drollinger said.
“Dan has the spiritual maturity that qualifies him to lead at this level. If all that weren’t enough, he is very likeable and people enjoy working with him. We greatly value his contribution and are grateful for his commitment.”
Dr. DeShong continues to lead CapMin’s first weekly Bible study that he began to city and county elected officials in Sacramento more than two years ago.
The group successfully completed the curriculum, Oaks In Office: Biblical Essays for Political Leaders, 52 of the most pertinent studies to meet the personal, professional, and faith-based needs of public servants that Drollinger has written in more than 25 years of ministry. The Bible study material is offered at no cost to participants.
In leading the weekly Bible study, Dr. DeShong said he is excited about helping public servants grow in their knowledge of the Bible.
“They were able to see that the Bible deals with everything they deal with politically,” he said. “Social ills, racism, marriage, theological liberalism, capital punishment, everything is covered in the Bible.”
One of his first priorities as LGM Director is to recruit entrepreneurial, Bible-teaching evangelists to lead Bible studies for city and county government leaders. Click here for more information.
Capitol Ministries’ mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ in the political arena throughout the world. Since its founding in 1996, CapMin has planted Bible study-based ministries to legislators in 43 state capitols, four in Washington, D.C., and in 24 foreign nations.