[Statement] Dr. Ronnie Floyd Praises President Trump and Vice President Pence for Confronting the Turkish President on the Imprisonment of American Pastor Andrew Brunson
SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Dr. Ronnie Floyd releases the following statement commending President Trump and Vice President Pence for their advocacy on behalf of imprisoned pastor Andrew Brunson.
“I was encouraged to hear that the President and Vice President chose to speak with President Erdogan today about Turkey’s imprisonment of Pastor Andrew Brunson. I’ve spent my entire life as a pastor, and I’ve travelled throughout the world encouraging those whose faith leads them to service abroad. No American pastor should fear imprisonment at the hands of an American ally. I thank God we have an administration that cherishes the freedom of religion as our founders hoped we would. I join with millions of others in prayer for the swift release of Pastor Brunson from his Turkish prison.”
Dr. Ronnie Floyd is the Senior Pastor of Cross Church and the Immediate Past President of the Southern Baptist Convention. He serves on the board of directors of the Family Research Council. Follow him on Twitter @ronniefloyd.