WHY WE EXIST
The Center exists on Capitol Hill for the purposes of training and equipping present and future political leaders in the areas of evangelism and statesmanship.
president & CEO
Dr. Robert J. Pacienza is President and CEO of the Center’s parent ministry, Coral Ridge Ministries, and the Senior Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is the Founder of the Institute for Faith and Culture and serves on the General Council of the Gospel Reformation Network and is a contributor to WORLD Opinions.
Rob is a graduate of Samford University (B.A. ’03), Knox Theological Seminary (M.Div. ’12), and Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia (D.Min. ’23). His doctorate project was entitled, This Is My Father’s World: A Vision for Equipping Culture-Shaping Christians. Rob is married to Jennifer and they have three children – Preston, Lydia, and Lilianne.
Will Russell is the Executive Director for the Center for Christian Statesmanship. Will, who previously served as Deputy Director of Presidential Advance and Trip Director at the White House under President Donald Trump, said he is ‘incredibly honored” to lead the Center.
Will has over ten years experience in government affairs, public relations, and operations. He began his career on Capitol Hill, serving members from his home state of Mississippi: Senator Thad Cochran and Congressman Alan Nunnelee.