Faith Leaders to Hold Press Conference Discussing the Church’s Role after Charlottesville

The Reconciled Church Leaders Gather at National Press Club on August 28 Anniversary of MLK’s March


TheReconciledChurch1On the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic March on Washington, faith leaders from all racial backgrounds as part of the Reconciled Church Movement will hold a press conference at the National Press Club to discuss the Church’s role in healing our nation of its “original sin” – racism – and fulfilling Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream that “the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.”

During the event, participants will:

  • Repent for personal and corporate apathy in the face of such a repugnant national sin,
  • Unveil a unifying document signed by faith leaders around the nation and
  • Encouragegrassroots initiatives following the pattern articulated by the Reconciled Church’s seven bridges to peace.

Leaders of the event will offer a perspective on healing our nation’s racial divide that differs from the National Action Network’s Ministers March for Justice also happening Monday in Washington.

Monday, August 28, 2017
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. EDT

*Event will be webcast at

National Press Club
Zenger Room
529 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20045


  • Bishop Harry Jackson, co-founder of the Reconciled Church, senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in the Washington, D.C. area, and member of President Trump’s Faith Advisory Board.
  • Dr. Alveda King, pastoral associate and director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Dr. Jim Garlow, senior pastor at Skyline Church in San Diego, California, New York Times bestselling author and member of President Trump’s Faith Advisory Board.
  • Dr. Mike Hayes, founding pastor of Covenant Church in Dallas and founder and president of Churches in Covenant International (CIC).
  • Pastor Frank Amedia, co-founder of Touch Heaven Ministries, co-founder and chairman of POTUS SHIELD and senior pastor of Touch Heaven Church in Canfield, Ohio.
  • Rev. Mark Gonzales, founder of the United States Hispanic Prayer Network and the United States Hispanic Action Network.
  • Rev. Charles Huang, founder, president & CEO of Roots & Branches International Ministries.
  • Dr. J. Doug Stringer, founder and president of Somebody Cares America and International as well as Turning Point Ministries International.
  • Mike Berry, founder and president of JustU Foundation, a teaching elder of Common Ground Friends in Annapolis, Maryland, and descendent of Maryland abolitionists.
  • Craig DeRoche, senior vice president of advocacy & public policy for Prison Fellowship.
  • Pastor Herman Martir, senior pastor of the Nations Worship Center in Fort Worth, Texas, director of HELP International and the Global Transformation Resource Group and president of Emerging Leaders International.
  • Bishop George McKinney, Ph.D., D.D., founder and pastor of St. Stephen’s Cathedral COGIC in San Diego, California, author and senior editor for the African American Devotional Bible.
  • Rev. Ted Hayes, a direct descendant of the renowned Buffalo Soldiers who addresses the injustices of racism in America. He is recognized for his efforts with the National Homeless Plan and the “Time of Love and Reconciliation Heal America Collaborative Movement.”
  • Dr. Day Gardner, founder and president of The National Black Pro Life Union and associate director of National Black Prolife Union.

On the heels of the Charlottesville, Virginia incident, the Reconciled Church leaders believe the symbolic significance of the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington is important. Leaders felt they must speak now – before the cultural waters become muddier and divisive rhetoric creates more violence.

Please contact Kristin Cole of A. Larry Ross Communications at 972.267.1111 or or Katie Martin at


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