william (bill) owens & coalition of african american pastors

Reverend Bill Owens, President of the Coalition of African American Pastors

*Washington, DC – The Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) will meet this October for the 8th Annual Leadership Conference, in conjunction with the Frederick Douglass Foundation and The Heritage Foundation.

The conference will take place between October 9th and 11th at the headquarters of The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. Invited speakers include Senator Rand Paul, Senator Ted Cruz, Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Bishop George McKinney, and Bishop Felton Smith, among others.

“We at CAAP have the courage and the boldness to challenge the political leadership that cares only about elections and not people,” says Reverend Bill Owens, President of the Coalition of African American Pastors. “The 8th Annual Leadership Conference will serve as a forum for those willing to stand up and speak out for many in the disenfranchised black communities of America. With the help of strong Christian leadership, these are goals that CAAP is certain can be achieved.”

The theme of the conference is Rebuilding our Families and Reclaiming the Peace and Prosperity of our Cities. The conference will attempt to solve some of the most troubling issues facing the African American community today. These topics include: The Black Family, Economics and Entrepreneurship, School Choice and Christian Education, as well as Justice and prison reform.

This conference will go beyond simple partisan politics,” said Rev. Owens.  “We are relying upon those who possess enough courage to provide a better America for the next generation.”

The Coalition of African-American Pastors is a grass-roots movement of African-American Christians who believe in traditional family values such as supporting the role of religion in American public life, protecting the lives of the unborn and defending the sacred institution of marriage.
Ken Satterlee
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
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