February 2008 / Bott Radio Network Co-Sponsors Alliance Defense Fund in Memphis, Thursday, February 21st
The Germantown Baptist Church was the site for a banquet featuring the Alliance Defense Fund on Thursday, February 21st. Nate Kellum, chief legal counsel for ADF’s Regional Service Center for Tennessee, hosts a weekly radio program on Bott Radio Network’s 640 AM, along with Cherrie Holden & Pat McClerkin. Nate was the featured speaker at the Banquet and shared how ADF is countering attacks on Christian values from the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) and PAW (People for the American Way) through our U.S. court system.
Jennifer Walker from the Nashville area came to tell her story and of the ADF’s intervention. Jennifer along with a group of moms are in a legal matter with the ACLU over praying for their children, students, and teachers at the elementary school where their children attend. The support from ADF has given Jennifer and the other families the encouragement they need to walk through the court process.
Around 400 people attended the event which included Tennessee State Senator Mark Norris. The ADF originally formed in 1994 in response to the urgent need for the legal defense and advocacy of religious freedom. The founders of ADF include the late Dr. Bill Bright, the late Larry Burkett, Dr. James Dobson, the late Dr. D. James Kennedy, and the late Marlin Maddoux. Their prime concern was the dramatic loss of religious freedom in America's courts and the resulting challenges to people of faith to live and proclaim the Gospel. For more information visit www.alliancedefensefund.org.
Lori & Nate Kellum (left), Rich & Cherrie Holden, and Bott Radio Network’s Trace Thurlby enjoy some fellowship at a reception held prior to the banquet.
Nate reminds the audience of the power of prayer when facing important court decisions, many of which reach the US Supreme Court.
Chief Legal Council Nate Kellum lays the foundation for the crucially important need for ADF in America.
Nate points out from scripture the need for barrels to be removed from the light so that the light can shine for Christ.
TN State Senator Mark Norris and George & Jackie Kuykendall with Citizens for Community Values work daily to make our community a better place.
Bott Radio Network’s 640 AM Program Director, Byron Tyler and wife Pam talked with many of the local ministry representatives that attended the banquet.
Nate Kellum shares a smile with Bott Radio Network’s Production Assistant Joshua Tyler after the event.
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