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.
Rev. Robert J. Pacienza is President and CEO of D. James Kennedy Ministries and the Senior Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church (CRPC) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Rev. Pacienza became a believer in Jesus Christ while a teenager at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. He was later mentored by the late Dr. D. James Kennedy, the founding pastor of CRPC.
The author of the book, The Hope Of The World: Christian Cultural Engagement in a Secular Age, Pacienza said the Gospel “moves you to shape culture according to the kingdom of God. We want people to be motivated and informed by the Gospel, to go out and shape culture for the glory of God and for the sake of his kingdom.”
Lauren Cooley is the Executive Director for the Center for Christian Statesmanship and serves on the Board of Directors for Coral Ridge Ministries. She is also the Executive Director of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church’s Institute for Faith & Culture
Lauren has appeared on TV and radio numerous times, including Fox News, Fox Nation, Newsmax, and more. Her work has been published in many outlets including USA Today, the Miami Herald, the Tampa Bay Times, Townhall, the Christian Post, and the Washington Examiner where she previously served as Editor. Lauren is a graduate of Furman University (B.A. ’14) and is finishing her Master in Liberal Studies at the University of Miami.