President of Faith and Action, Rev. Rob Schenck to Speak

January 21, 2008

January 21, 2008

Rev. Rob Schenck, President of Faith and ActionLiberty University School of Law welcomes Reverend Rob Schenck, president of Faith and Action, as the next speaker for the 2007-08 Speakers’ Forum. The presentation will start at 1:30 P.M. on Friday, January 25, and will be held in the Supreme Courtroom at the law school. The law school welcomes members of the university and legal community to Speakers’ Forum events. Rev. Schenck’s topic will be Christians being involved in government and national policymaking.

Rev. Schenck has held several leadership and civic positions in the legal and faith-based community. As president of Faith and Action, he oversees the organization’s ministry outreach to elected and appointed officials on Capitol Hill. His mission on Capitol Hill is to “Bring the Word of God to bear on the hearts and minds of those who make public policy in America.” 

As part of his ministry, Rev Schenck has met and spoken personally with President George W. Bush, Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, numerous members of Congress, and all nine justices of the US Supreme Court. He also frequently appears on major television networks and radio programs. 

Rev. Schenck is president of the National Clergy Council, a network of pastors and denominational leaders who work together to bring Christian moral principles into the conversation and debate surrounding national policy. He currently serves on the boards of the Evangelical Church Alliance, the Exchange Club of Capitol Hill, the Institute on Religion and Public Policy, the Methodist Episcopal Church, the National Clergy Council, and the National Pro-Life Religious Council. 

Rev. Schenck has been seen on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Nightline, CNN, C-SPAN, the 700 Club, and is often a guest on live talk radio talk shows from coast to coast including the Sean Hannity Show. Magazines including Life, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report and Christianity Today have all carried reports of his evangelistic efforts. Rev. Schenck has also been the focus of feature stories in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Houston Chronicle, and the Los Angeles Times. His biography in the Baltimore Sun was one of the largest features ever published in that newspaper. The Washington Post printed a front-page article about his views on homosexuality. 

In its fourth year, Speakers’ Forum is designed to introduce law students to accomplished leaders who serve in a variety of legal positions. For more information about Liberty University School of Law or about Speakers’ Forum, please write law@liberty.edu or call 434-592-5300.