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Center for Christian Statesmanship Dedicates New Home on Capitol Hill

Center for Christian Statesmanship logoThe D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship will host a gala Grand Opening of its new ministry facility at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, at the Center’s new location, 402 New Jersey Avenue SE, two blocks from the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC.

The Center for Christian Statesmanship, which serves legislators, staffers, and interns on Capitol Hill, recently purchased and renovated a stately four-story row house originally built in 1890. The facility serves as a center for ministry and houses on its third floor the new D. James Kennedy Library on Capitol Hill. Both the building and the library will be dedicated at the Grand Opening event.

“It is our hope and prayer to see a dramatic expansion of the Center’s outreach with this wonderful new facility,” said Dr. John B. Sorensen, President of Evangelism Explosion International, the parent organization of the Center for Christian Statesmanship. “This elegant building will be an enormous asset to the Center’s outreach on Capitol Hill.”

Dr. Sorensen noted that the new D. James Kennedy Library will help form Christian statesmen, as they and their staff access a library of some 2,000 volumes drawn from Dr. Kennedy’s personal collection, as well as about 2,000 sermons he preached during his lifetime.

Center for Christian Statesmanship building“We are absolutely thrilled to have the new center for ministry so close to where lawmakers and their staff work,” Sorensen said, noting that the new ministry complex is within easy walking distance of Congressional office buildings.

Following the Grand Opening, the Center for Christian Statesmanship will present Mike Huckabee, the 44th Governor of Arkansas, its highest honor, the Distinguished Christian Statesman Award, at a special award dinner.

The Distinguished Christian Statesman Award, given annually since 1996, seeks to honor individuals who combine excellence in public service with character and faith in God.

According to Dr. George Roller, Executive Director of the Center, Gov. Huckabee’s commitment to Christ "distinguishes him as one of the leading Christian statesmen of our time.”

“He is an individual who is helping to show the way for all who desire to guide our nation at this time in history,” Dr. Roller added. “It is our hope that this award will help make Christian statesmanship once again the goal of public service. America needs a new generation of leaders who follow the same faith-filled call that our founders heard – the call of Christ.”

Founded in 1995 by the late D. James Kennedy, the Center for Christian Statesmanship, a ministry of Evangelism Explosion International, has impacted thousands of lives by bringing a gospel witness, Christian discipleship, and a vision for Christian statesmanship to leaders in Washington.

The Center’s ministry activities include “Politics and Principle Luncheons” at which Christian Members of Congress share their faith testimony; Bible studies for legislators, staffers and interns; special intern events, such as backyard barbecues, where hundreds of interns gather in a Christian setting; and special lectures where key Christian leaders and thinkers share a Christian witness to the Capitol Hill community.

Published: June 13, 2013

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