WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) spoke with central Ohio faith-based leaders during a meeting in Washington today. In addition to outlining opportunities for government and faith organizations to collaborate to utilize federal resources to confront challenges facing Ohioans, Brown discussed efforts to create jobs and boost economic development. The meeting was organized by U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty (OH-3).
“Faith-based organizations are indispensable to our nation's social fabric, ensuring a broad range of support services to thousands of individuals and families across Ohio,” said Brown. “Meetings like these are so important to ensure that community leaders have the resources they need to confront the many challenges facing Ohioans.”
Attendees at today’s meeting include:
- Pastor Jerry Carter, Mt. Period Baptist Church, President of the Baptist Minister Alliance
- Pastor Dale Snyder, Bethel AME, President of the Interdenominational Ministers
- Dr. Keith Troy, New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, President of the Baptist Pastors Conference
- Pastor Joel King, Union Grove Baptist Church, Chair of the Civic and Betterment Committee
- Pastor John Little, Reeb Hosack Community Baptist Church, Moderator of The Eastern Union Missionary Baptist Assoc.
- Pastor Victor Davis, Trinity Baptist Church
- Rev. Fred LaMarr, Family Missionary Baptist Church
- Bishop Jerome H. Ross, Alliance, Triedstone Missionary Baptist Church
- Bishop Donald Washington, Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church
- The Honorable Larry Price, Alliance, Triedstone Missionary Baptist Church
- The Honorable Hearcel Craig, First Church of God
In Sept. 2012, Brown hosted an inaugural Policy Summit of Faith-Based Leaders in Columbus. Entitled, Getting Ohioans Back to Work: Jobs Clubs and Career Ministries, the summit focused on ensuring the continued success of faith-based organizations and their positive impact on the community's most pressing issues. Brown was joined by representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.