FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2018
CONTACT: Briley Hughes
Columbia, S.C. – On Tuesday, March 6, over 100 pastors from over a dozen denominations and from every corner of the Palmetto State will gather at the South Carolina Statehouse for the second annual Nehemiah Network “Pastor’s Day at the Statehouse.” Members of the Network will begin the day at the Baptist Collegiate Ministry Building (819 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201) with a private program featuring presentations from Attorney General Alan Wilson and former South Carolina Senator, Jim DeMint. Media will be admitted to the program at 10:50am in preparation for Sen. DeMint’s remarks which begin at 11:00am.
Immediately following, the pastors will convene in the Statehouse rotunda to be led in prayer by Lt. Governor Kevin Bryant at 12:30pm. From there, the pastors will proceed to the lobby. The goal of the event is to connect every member of the South Carolina Legislature with a faith leader from the district they represent and to offer spiritual support.
The Nehemiah Network is an initiative of Palmetto Family Council composed exclusively of faith leaders in South Carolina. The Nehemiah Network is the largest state-based pastors’ coalition in the United States with over 360 members. The Nehemiah Network is also the first faith-based network to match at least one pastor to each South Carolina legislator (170).
Erik Corcoran, Coalitions Director at Palmetto Family Council and leader of the Nehemiah Network, said of the event that “Pastor’s Day 2017 was an amazing success as both pastors and South Carolina legislators raved about the opportunity to connect with one another. We expect and pray that Pastor’s Day 2018 will produce the same exciting results and fruitful relationships.”
General Schedule for Pastor’s Day at the Statehouse
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
10:30am – 12:00pm – Opening program featuring Jim DeMint (Baptist Collegiate Ministry Building)
12:30pm – Prayer with Lt. Governor Kevin Bryant (Rotunda near Lt. Gov.’s office)
1:00pm – 1:30pm – Visits with House Members (Statehouse Lobby)
2:00pm – 2:30pm – Visits with Senators (Statehouse Lobby)