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Cruz Campaign Press Release - 78 Florida Pastors and Faith Leaders Endorse Ted Cruz for President

March 12, 2016

TAMPA, Florida – Today, the Cruz for President campaign announced the enthusiastic backing of 78 pastors and faith leaders from all across the state of Florida. These endorsements show the strength of the grassroots army coalescing behind Cruz, and represent a wide range of regions throughout the Sunshine State from the Panhandle, to northeast Florida, down to central and south Florida.

"I am humbled and honored to have the support of such a distinguished list of Florida faith leaders," said Cruz. "Our grassroots army across the state of Florida is energized and mobilized for Tuesday's primary."

"I am honored to join other faith leaders in Florida in endorsing Ted Cruz for President," said Rev. Gerald Bustin. "Ted is the only candidate who has continually fought on our behalf for our right to religious liberties, and now it is our chance to stand behind him with full strength and support."

The following are community faith leaders in Florida endorsing Ted Cruz:

Mr. Randy Highsmith, Alachua County — Treasurer, Summit Baptist Church

Mr. John Gough, Brevard County — Deacon, Lighthouse Assembly of God

Rev. Bill Hinckley, Brevard County — Chaplain, Shield of Faith Ministries International

Mr. Richard Quiroga, Broward County County — Christian Activist

Mrs. Ilissa Boisvert, Broward County County — Sunday School Teacher, First Baptist Church of Pompano Beach

Mr. Rene Boisvert, Broward County County — Facilities Committee Member, First Baptist Church of Pompano Beach

Pastor Roger King, Calhoun County — Pastor, Gateway Baptist Church

Mrs. Sylvia Croft, Clay County — Pastor's Wife, Morning Star Family Church

Pastor Tom Croft, Clay County — Pastor, Morning Star Family Church

Pastor Shawn House, Clay County — Pastor, Gadara Baptist Church

Pastor Bob Coulter, Clay County — Pastor, Middleburg First Church of God

Mr. Thomas Platt, Clay County — Elder, Hibernia Baptist Church

Mr. Greg Harper, Collier County — Former President, Inspired Learning Center

Mrs. Mary Harper, Collier County — Ministry Leader, Inspired Learning Center

Pastor Patrick Gimenez, Columbia County — Pastor, Victory Springs Independent Baptist Church

Rev. Gerald Bustin, Duval County — Pastor, Open Door Community Church

Mr. Brandon Rossi, Duval County — Youth Counselor

Pastor Steve DuBose, Duval County — Pastor, Lane Ave. Church of God

Mrs. Bonnie Kleinik, Duval County — Staff, Biblical Concepts Ministries

Dr. Gene Youngblood, Duval County — Pastor, First Conservative Baptist Church

Dr. Dorothy Youngblood, Duval County — Vice President, Conservative Theological University

Mr. Steve Hall, Duval County — President, Kingdom Fellowship

Pastor Wade Mask, Duval County — Pastor, Wayside Assembly of God

Dr. John Montgomery, Duval County — Pastor, Cedar Creek Baptist Church

Mrs. Ginger Soud, Duval County — Sunday School Teacher, First Baptist Church Jacksonville

Dr. Raymond Johnson, Duval County — President, Biblical Concepts Ministries

Mr. Brad Straley, Duval County — Founder and President, Jacksonville For Life

Rev. Scott Shifferd, Duval County — Minister, Dean Road Church of Christ

Pastor Terry Gore, Duval County — Pastor, Franklin Street Baptist Church

Rev. David Eure, Duval County — Founder and President, Lighthouse Christian School

Pastor Richard Edwards, Duval County — Pastor, First Coast Baptist Church

Pastor Glen Anderson, Escambria County — Pastor, Pensacola Baptist Temple

Pastor John Miller, Gichrist County — Pastor, Christian Fellowship Community Church

Pastor Donald Grant, Hernando County — Pastor, First Baptist Church of Webster

Mr. Keith Aeschbach, Hillsborough County — Teacher, Tampa Catholic High School

Mr. Thomas Crane, Hillsborough County — Elder, Tampa Covenant Church

Mrs. Martha Crane, Hillsborough County — Sunday School Teacher, Tampa Covenant Church

Ms. Donna Rogers, Hillsborough County — Founder, Angel of Love and Light Ministries

Miss Kara Bremer, Jackson County — Secretary, First Baptist Church Blountstown

Pastor Roger Rees, Lake County — Pastor, Kingdom Covenant Church

Mr. David Doan, Lee County — Board Member, Personhood Florida

Rev. Rick Stevens, Lee County — Senior Pastor, Diplomat Wesleyan Church

Mr. Phillip Fender, Leon County — Children's Ministry Leader, House of Protection

Mrs. Kathy Pendergrass, Manatee County — Choir Director, St. Mary Magdalene Church

Pastor Wendy Gallegos, Marion County — Vice President, Family Care Givers/Evangelical Bible Misson

Ms. Sandra Valdes, Miami-Dade County — Program Director, St. Luke's Addiction Recovery Center

Pastor Darrell Morgan, Orange County — Pastor, Word of Life Church

Pastor Audra Smith, Orange County — Youth Pastor, Orlando International Worship Center

Pastor Ruth Noboa, Orange County — Pastor, Iglesia Siloe

Mr. Joseph Nadeau, Orange County — Founder, Ramoth Ministries

Mrs. Kathleen Albert, Orange County – Ministry Leader, Women Impacting the Nation

Pastor Milagro Lugo, Orange County — Pastor, 23rd Psalm Church Ministry

Mr. Norman Sergant, Orange County — Evangelist, Body of Messiah

Pastor Robert Young, Orange County — Pastor, Tabernacle of Glory Apostolic Church

Dr. Samuel Torres, Orange County — Pastor, Iglesia de Cristo Misionera Nueva Vida

Pastor James Book, Osceola County — Senior Minister, First Christian Church at Kissimmee

Pastor Israel Sotolongo, Pasco County — Associate Pastor, Tabernacle of God Church

Ms. Roberta Vincent, Pasco County — Children's Church Director, Christian and Missionary Alliance Church

Pastor Anthony McDaniel, Pinellas County — Lead Pastor, Abundant Life Ministries

Ms. Nancy Davis, Pinellas County — Deacon, Faith Community Church

Mr. Glenn Pav, Pinellas County — Spiritual Director, The Palms of Largo

Mr. Aaron Brown, Pinellas County — Small Group Leader, Calvary Baptist Church

Dr. John Long, Polk County — Pastor, The Chapel at Polo Park

Pastor Larry Branham, Polk County — Pastor, Cleveland Height Baptist Church

Rev. Leonard Ward, Polk County — Pastor, River of Life Church

Pastor Glenn Capple, Polk County — Pastor, New Hope Gospel Ministries

Pastor Roscoe William, Polk County — Pastor, The Family Church

Rev. Tanya Zettek, Polk County — Missionary, Alive 2 Love Ministries/Grace & Glory

Mrs. Patty Burke, Santa Rosa County — Counselor, Alpha Center

Pastor Alicia Andrew, Santa Rosa County — Pastor, Emerald Coast Christian Family Fellowship

Mr. David Jeffers, Santa Rosa County — Christian Author, Ministry Leader

Pastor Kenneth Dawson, St. Lucie County — Pastor, Midway Road Church of Christ

Pastor Jeff Ledbetter, Sumter County — Pastor, Landmark Baptist Church of Bushnell

Mrs. Sarah Smith, Volusia County — Pastor's Wife, South Haven Christian Church

Pastor Paul Bryan, Volusia County — President, Lighthouse Ministries International

Ms. Myrleen Pace, Volusia County — Christian Activist

Pastor Mark Mueller, Volusia County — Worship Pastor, The Lighthouse Church

Pastor Michael Smith, Volusia County — Pastor, South Haven Christian Church

*Titles and affiliations are provided for identification purposes only. No organizational endorsement is intended.

Ted Cruz, Cruz Campaign Press Release - 78 Florida Pastors and Faith Leaders Endorse Ted Cruz for President Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/315241

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