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Dr. Paul Chappell a Keynote Speaker for Capitol Connection Gathering of 1,500 Pastors, Legislators and Christians

March 12-14 Event Is Not About Political Positions or Parties, But About the People of God Connecting With the People of Government


LOS ANGELES—“Separation of Church and State” is still a much-debated topic across America, but when it comes to praying for and reviving the nation, pastors and legislators must come together now more than ever.

To that end, Dr. Paul Chappell, senior pastor of Lancaster Baptist Church and the president of West Coast Baptist College, will be a featured speaker at the Capitol Connection next week in Washington, D.C.

More than 1,500 pastors, legislators and Christians are expected to attend the fifth annual gathering sponsored by Awake America Ministries. Focusing on spiritual revival and patriotic renewal, the three-day event will feature evening services and daytime opportunities for individual meetings with legislative leaders. Dr. Chappell will be the keynote speaker on Tuesday evening, March 13.

“To many, our nation has fallen very far from the place God intended from America’s founding,” Chappell said. “A secular, relativistic society seems to prevail, yet thousands of pastors around the nation are fully committed to preaching God’s Word and helping Christians everywhere apply it to their daily lives—in all facets of the culture. Capitol Connection is a special opportunity to encourage some of our national leaders and let them know that we, as a church as well as other Christians across the country, are praying for them even in this difficult time in our country. Our goal is not to ‘lobby’ but to be a witness for Christ and an encouragement to those in leadership.”

The event, according to Awake America, is not about political positions or parties, but about the people of God connecting with the people of government. Those in attendance have a chance to meet their representatives face to face, share their concerns for them as individuals, pray with them for their personal needs, and pledge to personally uphold them in faithful, fervent prayer.

Serving as conference hosts will be Dr. Chuck Harding, missionary evangelist, and Pastor Mike Creed of Independent Baptist Church.

The event begins next Monday with the evening service at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Tuesday’s events include opportunities for pastors to meet with legislative leaders on Capitol Hill, as well as group meetings with legislators at the Congressional Auditorium in the Capitol, closing with the 7 p.m. service featuring Dr. Chappell and after-hours tours of the Capitol Building. The event concludes Wednesday with additional legislative meetings and group gatherings and the closing evening worship service.

For information on the Capitol Connection or to register, click here.

Chappell and his wife of 37 years, Terrie, recently released the new book, Are We There Yet? Marriage—a Perfect Journey for Imperfect Couples,” a travel-themed guide for marriage.

Read more about West Coast Baptist College, Lancaster Baptist Church, “Are We There Yet?” and the Chappells here. For more information on Dr. Paul Chappell and Lancaster Baptist Church, visit paulchappell.com or www.lancasterbaptist.org, or connect via social media on Facebook, Twitter or the church’s YouTube or Vimeo.