Endorsements

NAE is the premier organization for articulating an evangelical position on issues that affect our culture. By combining the timeless principles of the Bible with keen insight into current events, NAE provides a respected and needed voice in the marketplace of ideas. 

Jay Barnes
President, Bethel University
 
As a representative for the Mennonite Brethren in the USA, I am so pleased to be an endorser of NAE's document, "For the Health of the Nation: An Evangelical Call to Civic Responsibility." It so clearly advocates in many ways the traditions that Mennonites seek to espouse – referring to the peace, justice and compassion for the poor and vulnerable, and the protection of human rights. This document put forth by NAE is a critical work – one that I believe will unite all evangelical denominations in making an impact on our entire nation. I see it as a 'plum-line' for all evangelicals giving us, as the 'church,' direction as well as goals for fulfilling our responsibilities.

Winnie Bartel
US Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches
 
The NAE has been a driving force behind evangelical engagement in the critical issues of our day, like upholding religious freedom, reforming immigration, and protecting poor and vulnerable people. World Relief, the NAE's humanitarian arm, is proud to be a part of such thoughtful commitment to the least of these.

Stephan Bauman
President, World Relief
 
For decades NAE has provided United States evangelicals with a forum for addressing the significant spiritual, moral and societal issues of our nation. It also provides a platform generating meaningful responses from the large evangelical communities to our society. Annual meetings create an atmosphere of collegiality, support and direction among leaders.

A.D. Beacham, Jr.
General Superintendent, International Pentecostal Holiness Church
 
NAE provides an urgently needed forum where evangelicals can meet to discuss issues of common concern. Where common ground can be found, NAE enables evangelicals to voice concerns and exercise influence within our larger culture. If NAE did not exist, it would have to be invented.

Randall E. Bell
Director of Commission on Accreditation, Association for Biblical Higher Education

 
The Bible clarifies that unity among Jesus' followers is in and of itself a powerful influence, and also critical for effective evangelical witness. The Scriptures also say that we are to pray for those in governmental authority, and to render to Caesar what is Caesar's and to the Lord what is His. NAE provides leadership, structure, and the organic connectedness that the church needs to influence with a collected voice.

Ed Boschman
Executive Director, US Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches
 
Because NAE has been around for many years, it has the mature ability to see the needs of contemporary mankind in light of Holy Scripture. NAE has approached many subjects of importance by 'papers' of various subjects over the years and held to them. We are always ready to point men and women to Christ who is able to make remarkable changes in the human being who trusts in him.

Dwight Burchett
Northern California Association of Evangelicals
 
The NAE serves a vital and constructive role in providing evangelical cohesion. We need strong voices today, defending what was the cause of the Reformation: the continued reform of the holy, catholic, apostolic church. Thank you for being willing to stand for Christ in these difficult times.

Chuck Colson
Founder, Prison Fellowship

 
At this point in history, it is vital that the Church speak into the sectors of influence in our nation. God has raised up NAE to be a reliable and unifying voice.

Hal Donaldson
President, Convoy of Hope 
 
I commend the NAE for its support of the evangelical community. Its biblically based positions are cutting across denominational differences and making a positive impact in our nation.

Steve Douglass
President, Cru/Campus Crusade for Christ
 
NAE gets the job done. Their vigorous advocacy is effective and vital as they support the church of Jesus Christ. While strategically connected to our lawmakers, the NAE team's missional commitment to biblical theology and evangelical diversity provides unity and strength to Christian leaders and ministries. Their pacesetting catalytic research and prevailing voice place them at the forefront on the issues that matter, providing honest open conversations for the church to engage and resolve issues that no one church or single movement could resolve.

Doug Fagerstrom
Senior Vice President, Converge Worldwide 
 
The NAE is the place where concerned American evangelical Christians gather transdenominationally with mutual love and respect, faithfulness to historic biblical Christianity, commitment to worldwide evangelism, involved citizenship and care for the poor and needy. The future is exciting as the next generation takes the lead to apply our historic values to our complex and dynamic culture.

Arthur Evans Gay
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference
 
The NAE has stood true and faithful to the Evangel. NAE has lifted high the cross of Christ, NAE has declared the Resurrection, and NAE has believed in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Billy Graham
Chairman, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

 
My support and partnership with the NAE for 40+ years has been deepened with the increased clarity and balance evidenced by current leadership. Our nation's present moment calls spiritual leaders who will speak with discernment as advocates for social justice and biblical values, seeking to do so with divine graciousness. The NAE helps the evangelical community do this, always keeping focus on our foremost mission — to manifest the love of Christ as we sound forth the good news of his saving grace and salvation.

Jack W. Hayford
Chancellor, The King’s Seminary
Founding Pastor, The Church On The Way
 
By educating its sizable constituency, the NAE promotes understanding of critical issues and also provides an unmatched platform for speaking into policy issues of the day. The influence of the NAE is unmistakable.

Chad Hayward
Executive Director, ACCORD Network
 
As a former World Relief regional director, I am a strong advocate of NAE's mission and effectiveness. NAE has stood the test of time. It represents a clear and prophetic voice at the intersection of faith and public policy.

Alec Hill
President, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship 
 
NAE provides a significant coming together of evangelical Christians to learn from each other, resource its constituent bodies, work together on common issues in church and society, and to reflect the oneness that we share in Christ, our Savior and Lord. Jesus prayed for the unity of his body (John 17:21), and NAE is a key association for fostering that unity.

Dennis P. Hollinger
President, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
 
Before he went to the cross, Jesus Christ prayed in John 17 for the unity of the church. The NAE's excellent work in building unity amongst the diverse expressions of evangelicalism in the United States is, therefore, at the center of what is on our Lord's heart. We in Great Commission Churches consider it a great honor and privilege to be teamed with brothers and sisters in Christ who are part of NAE. And our hope and expectation is that through NAE's noble efforts, Christ's body will "be brought to complete unity, to the let the world know that God sent [Jesus Christ]." John 17:23

John Hopler
Executive Director, Great Commission Churches
 
Our denomination is very pleased with our long-standing relationship with NAE. Through this partnership we are able to join with others in giving a united voice and witness to an increasingly complex and diverse culture. It is important for our mission to be able to embrace unity, collaboration, and a common commitment to the essentials of Scripture. We are thankful for NAE in providing this platform so faithfully for so many years. This gives us great anticipation about the years to come!

Ken Hunn
Executive Director, The Brethren Church

 
By advancing foundational Christian theology, constructive societal impact, and respectful relationships among faith communities, I believe the 30 million member NAE is the most effective organization of Christians in the United States today.

Joel C. Hunter
Senior Pastor, Northland – A Church Distributed
 
The NAE has played a critical role in speaking on behalf of the millions of Christians who are committed to justice. By virtue of its influence and voice, many churches, denominations and organizations have been strengthened and empowered.

John Jenkins
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Glenarden
 
The NAE is a wonderful gathering place for denominations, churches, groups and individuals from the Reformed, Wesleyan, Pentecostal and Charismatic traditions. Celebrating this rich diversity in our Lord Jesus Christ, the NAE gives American evangelicalism a unified voice promoting the gospel and the kingdom of God. In these challenging times, it is also speaking clearly and prophetically for biblical truth to our country and world.

Jeffrey Jeremiah
Stated Clerk, Evangelical Presbyterian Church 
 
As a younger evangelical and new at-large member of the NAE board, I'm impressed that the NAE is a valuable platform for communicating a strong and vibrant evangelical faith across America. As a representative body of strategic leaders and denominations, the NAE is a reasonable voice of Christian perspective to members of the media, political leaders, academics, and among fellow evangelicals as well. The NAE has a historic role of advocating and supporting biblical values and beliefs in our increasingly pluralistic society and culture.

Gregory C.V. Johnson
Founder & President, Standing Together
 
The NAE has been a primary force behind the rise of evangelical faith in America. I am grateful for all that they do to strengthen the witness of the church in America and around the world.

Richard Land
President, Southern Evangelical Seminary
 
The NAE has a unique role in our country in trying to properly represent evangelicalism today. The word "evangelical" means a lot of different things to different people, and NAE among other things is attempting to bring definition and clarity to what is meant by evangelical. It holds fast to the unbending, and unchanging truths of Scripture, while being involved in relevant issues of our day. NAE is like a rudder on a ship trying to help steer the Church and our country in the right direction. NAE is the keeper of the gate in representing evangelicalism in our day, not just to the U.S. but to the world.

Bill Lenz
Senior Pastor, Christ The Rock Community Church
 
The NAE is a unique place where evangelical Christians can concert their efforts to serve the world in Christ's name. America needs a wise, careful, united evangelical voice more than ever these days, and the NAE is our best hope of providing it.

Duane Litfin
Former President, Wheaton College
 
I have great appreciation for the work of the NAE. By helping to foster dialogue and cooperation among the body of Christ, this organization is meeting an important need among the Church and throughout the culture at large.

H.B. London, Jr.
HB London Ministries
 
The NAE plays a crucial role in bringing churches and denominations from across the nation together to forcefully advance the kingdom of Christ. There is only a brief window of opportunity to reach the youth of this generation, and I appreciate the focused efforts of the NAE as we strive to see young people's lives dramatically impacted.

Ron Luce
Founder & President, Teen Mania
 
The NAE was formed to fill a void of an evangelical united voice. It is still filling that need, and grows louder and clearer every year.

Don Lyon
Illinois Association of Evangelicals
 
I am grateful to NAE for their thoughtful and measured response to various critical issues facing our nation. As a result their voice representing evangelicals is respected and heard by our nation's leaders.

Jo Anne Lyon
General Superintendent, The Wesleyan Church
 
NAE is an important voice of the evangelical church in the public square...a much needed tenor of truth, joy and reconciliation in a world that's become increasingly hostile to the loving gospel of Jesus Christ.

Stephen A. Macchia
Founder and President, Leadership Transformations, Inc.
Director, Pierce Center, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

 
NAE represents some of the best of evangelicalism today. The uniting of Christ's church to advance God's kingdom together

Kevin McBride
Senior Pastor, Raymond Baptist Church
 
Years ago I decided to identify with the NAE because I concur with its statement of faith and its unified voice is heard and respected in Washington and the media. I have been enriched and rewarded by fellowship with representatives from across the evangelical world; it was a good decision.

Robert W. McIntyre
General Superintendent Emeritus, The Wesleyan Church

 
NAE was there when I needed fellowship and identification with other evangelicals, with a mission to impact America with a Christian worldview. NAE still has the same mission today, and I am supporting its efforts to fulfill that mission.

Dan Mercaldo
Senior Pastor, Church at the Gateway
 
The NAE models both conviction and cooperation. When the NAE speaks, it is with careful theological reflection and with a tone that never compromises the gospel of Christ or the mission of the church. As the Body of Christ engages often complex questions facing civil society, it is a blessing to have a strong, unifying, biblically-anchored ally in the National Association of Evangelicals.

Russell Moore
President, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
 
As the leader of a Great Commission network, I understand how important it is to leverage the collective wisdom and experience of the community that shares our values. NAE brings focus and clarity to the evangelical voice on issues that matter to our community. A strong NAE is good for all evangelicals, and your participation will make NAE stronger.

Steve Moore
President, Missio Nexus
 
The NAE has been more successful than any other organization in bringing together for united action the Pentecostal/Charismatic streams of evangelicalism with the more placid ponds of our faith. This is the genuine kind of ecumenicity our Savior prayed for.

David Neff
Editor-in-Chief, Christianity Today (Retired)
 
Every family needs a kitchen table. The NAE serves as convener and organizer and switchboard and shaper. It gives to the evangelical world and beyond a much-needed influence.

John Ortberg
Senior Pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
 
As the leader of an organization that can be found serving in every zip code across the country, I understand the importance of being united and directed by mission.

In the book of Corinthians, the Apostle Paul tells us, "I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought."

In much the same way, the NAE unites churches and ministries upon the firm foundation of God’s word, to work as one body in fulfilling our Lord’s Great Commission to make disciples of all nations. By addressing the critical issues of our day from a biblical standpoint, the NAE is working to satisfy mankind’s greatest need: the offering of salvation through Christ Jesus, our Lord.

Commissioner William A. Roberts
National Commander, The Salvation Army USA
 
Without a doubt, the NAE stands as the preeminent unifying voice for the millions of born again Americans committed to the cause of his Christ and the building of his kingdom. Via Leith Anderson's leadership, once again, the NAE serves as a prophetic witness for life, family, religious liberty, stewardship and justice.

Samuel Rodriguez
President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
 
As the most representative voice of America's largest religious group, the NAE exercises broad, significant influence on both church and society. Because its board represents a very broad range of evangelical leaders, the NAE speaks with authority. Its wise, judicial leadership commands great respect. I count it one of the significant privileges of my life to have been involved with the NAE in several ways over many years.

Ronald J. Sider
President, Evangelicals for Social Action
 
[T]he gospel always includes calling men and women to repentance and to trust in faith in Jesus to be born again by the power of the gospel. It is what is central to evangelical Christian belief. And as such, I am happy to be in fellowship with the members of the NAE who share that passion for calling men and women to the gospel.

Ed Stetzer
President, LifeWay Research 
 
For over 60 years the National Association of Evangelicals has played a dynamic role to help unify churches based solely on biblical values. The NAE is defined by God's word, not the cultural mores of today's world. Their voice is invaluable and instrumental in bringing us all together.

Dave Stone
Senior Pastor of Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY
 
The NAE promotes an evangelical connectionalism, accountability and voice for the sake of the gospel.

Don Sweeting
President, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, Fla.
 
The Presbyterian Church in America is part of the NAE because it is consistent with our doctrine of the Church. Fellowship and cooperation with other evangelical Christians is consistent with our theology. The NAE enables us to have a wider ministry, and it enables us to have a broader, more effective influence. Our fellowship, interaction and cooperative ministry with our fellow evangelical Christians such as those in the NAE help us to serve Christ and the Church in our challenging times.

L. Roy Taylor
Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church in America
Board Chairperson, NAE
 
From time to time, we hear extreme or unbalanced voices in the media falsely claiming to speak for all evangelicals. The NAE counterbalances such extremism with thoughtful responses that properly represent the evangelical Christian community. It is a blessing to meet with Christian leaders who share the mission of making Jesus known for who he really is.

"In a multitude of counselors there is safety," the Proverb says. Membership in the NAE offers a biblically grounded and Spirit-led environment conducive to sound judgment, mutual encouragement and a balanced approach to the many issues facing Christianity and culture in our modern, complex world.

Joseph Tkach
President, Grace Communion International
 
NAE provides evangelicals across the nation with a proactive leadership in the mist of turbulent moments in our history as a human beings.

Gilberto Velez
Presient, Latino Mega Church Association
Chairman, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
 
For over 65 years, the NAE has represented the larger Christian community across the nation. Through united efforts, we have been able to accomplish more than any one of us could have done alone. This cooperation will continue to serve us well into the 21st century.

George Wood
General Superintendent, The General Council of the Assemblies of God

 
The NAE has been the bonding element for assembling the evangelical churches of America to maintaining and growing in their commitment to the proclamation of the gospel message of salvation and to fellowships for maturing them in their Christian walk. The NAE has also been the representative for the evangelical church in government affairs in defense of its own issues and in those of the Christian faith. For over 40 years I have personally witnessed its effectiveness.

Paul Yaggy
OC International