36 Pastors From Across Maryland Join Public And Private Sector Unions, 53 Democratic Leaders Endorsing Hogan For Re-Election
(ANNAPOLIS, MD – October 2, 2018) – Hogan for Governor yesterday announced the Pastors for Hogan Coalition. The endorsement of Governor Hogan by 36 pastors highlights the strong support he has from the faith community. This adds to the historic level of support for Governor Hogan from a coalition of current and former Democratic leaders, public sector and private sector unions, business groups, and community leaders.
“The gubernatorial leadership of Governor Hogan for our great state has been, and continues to be, insightful, thoughtful, and respectful,” said Reverend Dr. Harold Carter, Jr of the New Shiloh Baptist Church. “His administration has been one of inclusivity and stability. We are the better for what he, along with Lt. Gov. Rutherford, bring to the table.”
“I’m supporting Governor Hogan because Maryland needs to continue the progress we’ve made over the last four years,” said Anthony Maclin, pastor of the Sanctuary Church at Kingdom Square. “This governor has brought people together, reaching across political lines for the betterment of the people of the great state of Maryland.”
“Governor Hogan is a man who is guided by his faith in God and recognizes that he has an obligation to be fair to all Marylanders, so much so that he directed state employees to treat every day like it is your last opportunity to serve Maryland’s citizens,” said Reverend Richard Mosley of the Road to Damascus Ministries.
“The Hogan/Rutherford team has proven to be thoughtful leaders,” said Dr. Alvin Hathaway, Sr, reverend of the Union Baptist Church. “I’ve found them willing to listen, debate and collaborate. These are the skills needed in this highly partisan climate. Together we are planning major changes in the West Baltimore Community I serve.”
“I am honored to express my sincere support for Governor Hogan & Lt. Governor Rutherford,” said Reverend Dr. Calvin Baltimore of the Peoples Community Church. “These men are giving Maryland stellar leadership. I and other Minister’s and friends will be supporting these great men for re-election.”
“Governor Hogan is the right choice for Maryland. He has my full support,” said Pastor Darryl Gould of the Gillis Memorial Christian Community Church.
During his first term, Governor Hogan has maintained a commitment to building and re-building communities. Over the last four years, the governor has provided a record $25 billion for K-12 education, including $3.8 billion for Baltimore City. The governor has also made boosting accountability in Maryland’s local school systems a top priority, recently signing an executive order creating a new Office of Education Accountability. The governor has also invested in transportation infrastructure projects throughout Maryland, with nearly 1,000 projects under construction across the state, totaling $9 billion currently in progress. Governor Hogan has also been responsive to community concerns, while focusing on economic development throughout Maryland, with more people working in the state than anytime in Maryland’s history.
The Hogan-Rutherford administration has also taken strong action and spoken out against hatred and divisiveness in Maryland. This past year the governor allocated funds to improve security at schools at risk of hate crimes, he enacted legislation strengthening hate crime laws, and has repeatedly denounced racist and bigoted actions and rallies throughout the region.
“These pastors are pillars of their communities and it is a privilege and an honor to receive their support,” said Governor Hogan. “I have been grateful to receive their wisdom and moral guidance during my first term. I look forward to working with them as we continue changing Maryland for the better.”
“It is a tremendous honor to receive the endorsement of so many leaders in Maryland’s faith community,” said Lt. Governor Rutherford. “Our administration has made building strong communities throughout Maryland a top priority, and these pastors have been vital allies in that effort.”
Pastors For Hogan
Pastor Tim Adams of the Ark Christian Covenant Church
Bishop Dr. Keith G. Allen of the Rehoboth Church of God in Christ Jesus Apostolic, Inc
Reverend Dr. Michael Armstrong of the Colesville United Methodist Church
Reverend Calvin Baltimore of the Peoples Community Church
Reverend Eric Barksdale of the St. Charles Baptist Church
Pastor Aggie Brown of the First St. Stephens Baptist Church
Reverend Lincoln Burruss of the Central Baptist Church of Camp Spring
Pastor Eric Carroll of the Temple of the Paradise Ministries
Pastor Harold Carter Jr. of the New Shiloh Baptist Church
Bishop Charles Cephas of the Full Gospel Church of God
Bishop Gregory A. Dennis of the Kingdom Worship Center
Reverend Harold Dugger of First Baptist of Capital Heights
Pastor Alfred Dutch, Kingdom of God Worship Center
Reverend Dr. Welton Fields Jr., Southern Friendship Missionary Baptist
Pastor Tony Flemons of the Hope of Judah Community Baptist
Pastor Mike Freeman of the Spirit of Faith Deliverance Church
Pastor Joseph Gilmore Jr. of the Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church
Pastor Darryl Gould Sr. of the Gillis Memorial Christian Community Church
Bishop Manon Gurley of the Tabernacle Church
Reverend Alvin Hathaway Sr. of the Union Baptist Church
Pastor Darlene Hobson of the Refreshing Spring Worship Center
Bishop Harry Jackson of the Hope Christian Church
Pastor Reginald Johnson Jr. of the Cornerstone Church of Christ
Pastor Gary Johnson of the Faith Christian Worship Center
Pastor Kevin Johnson of the Accokeek First Church of God
Reverend Franklin Lance of the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church
Pastor Anthony Maclin of the Sanctuary Church at Kingdom Square
Pastor Scot Moore of the Judah Temple AME Zion Church
Reverend Richard A. Mosley Sr., Road to Damascus Ministries
Pastor Angel Nunez of the Bilingual Christian Church
Pastor John Odukoya of the Fountain Community Church
Pastor Ghandi Olaoye of the Jesus House D.C.
Bishop Joel Peebles of the City of Praise Family Ministries
Pastor Drew Ross of the Resurrection Church
Reverend Dr. A.C.D. Vaughn of the Sharon Baptist Church
Rev Thomas L. Williams of the New Life Fellowship Church of Christ
These pastors are endorsing Governor Hogan in their individual capacity, not as representatives of a church.