Historically in America, our churches and pastors have played a significant role in shaping our government. Is that a thing of the past? Does it have to be over? How can we engage our churches and enlist the help of the staff? Where do we cross the line, or where do our expectations exceed reality? What should our expectations be? How can we partner with the church to achieve common goals? Is there a way to share our message without being off-putting? Are churches slaves to the Johnson Amendment and rendered ineffective? We’ve got a panel of pastors that will encourage you, advise you, and answer your questions. What do YOU want to know?
We will also be hearing from Chris Hopper, with American Principles Project, about what that organization is doing to protect our families.
True Texas Project
Monday, March 14
Speakers: Rick Scarborough, Marty Reid, & Rafael Cruz
Intro Speaker: Chris Hopper
Location: Cowboy Church of Stephenville
4945 US-67 Stephenville TX 76401 US
5:30pm – Prayer meeting
5:45pm – $5 pizza begins (while supplies last)
6:30-8:00pm – meeting
All patriots are welcome. Come as you are!
No dues. No fees. No memberships. No RSVPs
About Dr. Rick Scarborough:
Dr. Rick Scarborough has worked with pastors and politicians since resigning First Baptist Church, Pearland in 2002, including conducting in depth Bibles studies with members of Congress and other governmental leaders in Washington DC, commuting regularly from his home in Nacogdoches, Texas. He is also the founder of Vision America and Vision America Action.
He is an ordained Southern Baptist Minister and served as the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Pearland, TX. from 1990 to 2002. During his time as senior pastor, he encouraged his congregation to live their faith and consider running for public office. The church was known as a soul winning church, baptizing over 2000 new converts and relocating to state-of-the-art facilities during that time. Eventually, his church members occupied most of the seats on the city council and local school board. Three church members later served with distinction in the Texas State Legislature, one of whom is now in the U.S. Congress, Congressman Randy Weber, who regularly hosted Bible studies for Dr. Scarborough in his office.
Dr. Scarborough is the author of four books, including the best-selling Enough is Enough (2008) and Mighty Men Stay on Track (2016). He has also written numerous booklets and pamphlets. He has written published articles and appeared on live broadcast media and radio, speaking about the need for pastors to engage the culture.
Dr. Scarborough received a B.S. from Houston Baptist University, M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a D. Min. from Louisiana Baptist Theological Seminary, with additional studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Tommye, have three children, one of whom is in Heaven and four grandchildren.
On June 30th Dr. Scarborough stepped down from leading Bible Studies in DC to devote full time to encouraging Pastors to engage the culture with Biblical truth, believing that Pastors alone can save America from moral disintegration. He will be traveling and speaking to thousands of Pastors in Texas and other battleground states between now and Election Day, 2020, calling on pastors to set aside labels and stand on Biblical truth, calling their people to vote their values on Election Day. He has formed a new non-profit organization to facilitate his mission which he named Recover America NOW! On October 1 he conducted his first Pastors Roundtable in Houston, Texas, featuring Retired Army General Jerry Boykin, former Commander of America’s Special Forces and Deputy Undersecretary of Defense under President G.W. Bush, with more than 125 pastors and leaders attending. He is planning more than 50 such events during 2021.
About Marty Reid:
Marty Reid is the Pastor at Trinity Family Church. He and his wife Melia are founding members and have been there for 32 years. Pastor Marty & Melia have been married for 38 years have 2 daughters & 8 grandkids & 1 great grand child. They are both graduates of CFNI. Marty from the school of Pastoral and Melia from the school of worship. Pastor Marty has been the pastor @ Trinity Family for 17 years and was the Associate Pastor for 7 years before that and Youth Pastor for 5 years previous to that. Pastor Marty likes to say he’s a nobody, trying to tell everybody about somebody that can save anybody! Pastor Marty is active in the political realm. He has previously ran for House District 4 Rep. He is currently running for Kaufman County Republican Chair. He is active in Austin when the legislature is in session. He has been on the board of Christians Engaged where they are trying to get Christians involved in the political process by getting them to pray, vote and engage! He served on the Legislative Priority committee representing his Senate District in 2020. He’s been to precinct conventions, county conventions and state conventions.
About Rafael Cruz:
Rafael Cruz is a powerful example of the American Dream. Born in Cuba, Rafael lived and suffered under an oppressive dictator. He began fighting Batista’s regime as a teenager, and was imprisoned and tortured simply because he wanted to be free.
Rafael arrived in Texas in 1957 on a student visa. He got a job as a dishwasher, making 50 cents an hour, and worked his way through the University of Texas while learning English. He later built a small business in the oil and gas industry.
In early 1980, Rafael Cruz joined the State Board of the Religious Roundtable, a Judeo-Christian organization that mobilized millions of people of faith during the Presidential Campaign of Ronald Reagan.
Rafael is an ordained minister and the Director of Grace for America, sharing the Word of God in churches and pastors’ conferences throughout the United States.
His son, Ted Cruz, is a constitutional conservative U.S. Senator from Texas and candidate for United States President in 2016.
When Ted was a child growing up in Houston, Rafael would tell him, “When we faced oppression in Cuba, I had a place to flee to. If we lose our freedom here, where do we go?”
That’s why Reverend Cruz is passionate about returning America to the biblical and historical foundations that made this country exceptional.
About Chris Hopper:
I am a 4th generation Texan. I attended Arlington Baptist University and Louisiana Baptist University and have have a Bachelors in Bible and Counseling. I have been married for 17 years to Ashleigh Hopper. We have 3 sons Landon (15), Evan (12), Jack (5). All the men in the house train in Jiujitsu. For 2 decades I served as student and missions pastor here in Texas. My wife and I have helped build 2 schools in Kenya, Africa where we are still heavily involved. We find great fulfillment in helping over 300 African children annually with medical care, education, and learning a trade with a Biblical worldview being the foundation. While continuing to teach and counsel at our local church, I have moved into the political world in order to make impact for the family. I have partnered with American Principles Project. APP is an organization designed, at the very core, to fight politicians who hurt the family and highlight and support those who help the family. We envision reforming Texas politics to be fearless in defending the interests of families and children. We seek to create an environment where parents are prioritized, children’s innocence is protected, and the family is defended passionately and effectively against woke corporations and progressives. We will work to ensure these values are once again preeminent in Texas government and that state lawmakers are constantly reminded of whom they ultimately represent: Texas families.