Sam Rohrer, former legislator and president of the Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network (PPN, www.papastors.net) and American Pastors’ Network (APN, www.AmericanPastorsNetwork.net) formally announced today that he will not run for Congress in 2014. Last week, Jim Gerlach (PA-6th District) shared that he will not seek re-election to a seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Many constituents, supporters and members of the media approached Rohrer about his intention to run for Congress in 2014.
Rohrer issued this statement: “I have prayerfully considered this decision, sought wise counsel from my family, pastors and my esteemed colleagues and have decided not to run for Congress. I am humbled that so many have approached me, however, I truly feel the Lord wants me to continue dedicating myself to the mission of the Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network and the American Pastors’ Network. Our nation’s greatest need is to rebuild the broken foundations (Isaiah 58:12) of our country. Our pastors occupy that uniquely ordained position capable of communicating the Truth of God’s Word that underpins our Constitutional Republic. Pastors need our support and there is no mechanism in the culture to support pastors in the way that PPN and APN can. We have resources to help them accomplish the ever-important job of leading people to Christ and communicating the Truth necessary to rebuild the broken foundations. As Psalm 127:1 says, ‘Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it.' I look forward to what 2014 will bring for these two ministries aimed to serve our pastors.”
Rohrer added that he is thankful for his time in office that allowed him to work for change in Pennsylvania with issues close to his heart.
For more information on Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network, visit www.papastors.net or call 610.584.1225.
The Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network is a group of biblically faithful clergy and church liaisons whose objective is to build a permanent infrastructure of like-minded clergy who affirm the authority of Scripture, take seriously Jesus’ command to be the “salt and light” to the culture, encourage informed Christian thinking about contemporary social issues; examine public policy issues without politicizing their pulpits and engage their congregations in taking part in our political process on a non-partisan basis.
The Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network is a state chapter affiliate of the American Pastors’ Network. The American Pastors’ Network is a Ministry Program Affiliate of Capstone Legacy Foundation (a 501 C3 non-profit organization).