EDWARDS ENDORSED BY AFRICAN-AMERICAN MINISTERS FROM ACROSS THE STATE
North Carolina senator receives the endorsement of African-American Ministers from Memphis to Chattanooga
NASHVILLE, TN: Senator John Edwards (D-NC) today proudly announced that
he has received the endorsement of 19 prominent African-American ministers
in the state of Tennessee.
One of those endorsing Senator Edwards today is Bishop Jerry Maynard who is the pastor of Pentecostal Tabernacle Church in Nashville and is presiding Bishop of the Fourth Jurisdiction of Tennessee that includes over 50 Church of God in Christ church that stretches from Chattanooga to Memphis.
"In my opinion, I believe Sen. Edwards demonstrates a soberness, maturity and sincerity to bring a divided America together," said Bishop Maynard. "I believe he carries inside of him what the Bible calls 'like passion.'"
Edwards, a Methodist who has co-chaired the Senate prayer breakfast, understands the importance of faith and the roles ministers play in their communities. "I am extremely proud to have the support of Bishop Maynard, Bishop Boyd and all of these pastors," Edwards said. "They share my positive and optimistic vision for the country, and I am honored to have them as an important part of my team in Tennessee."
Pastors listed here are endorsing Sen. Edwards Presidential campaign as individuals. The names of Churches are used for identification purpose only.
TN Pastors Supporting Senator John Edwards:
Bishop Jerry Maynard Nashville Pentecostal Tabernacle Church
Bishop Will Boyd Brownsville Faith Deliverance
Reverend Curtis Goodwin Nashville Watson Grove Baptist Church
Reverend William Cooper Nashville Miracles by Faith
Reverend William Buchanon Nashville Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church
Reverend Leon Corder Nashville Vine Hill Community Baptist
Reverend Larry Crismon Shelbyville Bright Temple
Dr. George Adebanjo Nashville Living Word Church
Reverend Fred Beasley Columbia Canaan AME Church
Rev. Terence L. Mayes, Sr. Chattanooga Bethel AME Church
Reverend Gregory Askew Memphis Jubilee Church
Reverend William Wright Memphis Liberty Church
Reverend Donald Chism Memphis Messiah Fellowship
Reverend J.E. Lewis Memphis Rehoboth Outreach Church
Reverend Thomas La Flora Memphis Unity Church
Reverend James McLemore Memphis St. Paul Church of God in Christ
Reverend Richard Brown Memphis McCain Church
Reverend Jessie McGee Memphis Temple of Grace
Reverend Ronald Rolfe Memphis Greater St. Mark