James Bridenstine, Director of NASA and a sponsor of CM’s Washington, D.C. Bible studies, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Capitol Ministries Annual Dinner in Tulare, the heart of California’s fertile central valley.
The Capitol Ministries dinner is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 in the VIP Tent at the World Ag Expo, the largest annual agricultural exposition of its kind in the world.
The event promises a stellar evening of motivating speakers, great food directly delivered from the most productive agricultural area in the nation, and updates about the ministry that is taking the Word of God to the political leaders around the world.
The theme of this year’s Expo is “Harvesting Technology” as much farm technology is built upon National Aeronautics and Space Administration research and innovation.
More than 100,000 people from 70 nations visit the Expo and its 1,500 exhibition booths that feature cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment on the 2.6 million square-foot grounds.
“We are looking forward to spending an inspiring evening with our supporters and good friends,” said Ralph Dollinger, President and Founder of Capitol Ministries.
“We’re all eager to hear Jim Bridenstine, who is an excellent speaker with a strong Christian testimony. Jim has pioneered additional Bible studies within NASA headquarters. Earlier in the day, Director Bridenstine will be speaking at the Ag Expo sharing how NASA innovations have led to great innovations in American agriculture – by far the most productive Ag nation in the world!
“In addition, at our dinner, I’ll be sharing the Capitol Ministries’ vision and talk about how, through the leading of our Lord, doors are opening to sustainable, discipleship ministries in the United States and internationally at an astounding pace. We’ll also hear a report about our Local Government ministry expansion plans.”
Matt Swanson, Capitol Ministries Board Member, who owns many ag related businesses, will serve as Emcee. Event hosts are Capitol Ministries Board Member Rob Hilarides and his wife, Jeannie, owners of Hilarides Dairy. The event sponsor is Nutrius, a livestock supplement company.
Capitol Ministries was founded by Ralph and Danielle Drollinger in 1996 to make “disciples of Jesus Christ in the political arena throughout the world.” Since then CM has established ministries in more than 40 state capitols; created separate ministries to Members of the White House Cabinet; U.S. Senate; and Representatives in Washington, D.C.; and birthed ministries in more than 24 foreign federal capitols.