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· Ladies Fall Retreat, November 9-10, 2017, at the Carlisle Inn in Sugarcreek, Ohio. Our speaker - Jen Burman, Pastor's Wife, First Baptist, Niles.

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This opportunity needs action as soon as possible, since the hearings are scheduled for February 9 and 10 in Columbus.  

Details for actions are clearly spelled out below in Mr. Vitalie's letter.

FIRST - Check out  The Pastor Protection Bill itself.  Then Note an explanation, a Legal Analysis of the Bill.

SECOND - The letter from Rep. Nino Vitale with instructions about how you can be supportive:

Pastors and church administrators,

I am asking you to stand up for your own right to preach truth.

I have written the bill to do two simple things, protect your ability to only perform religious ceremonies that agree with your religious beliefs, and to protect church property from being used for religious ceremonies that conflict with your church's beliefs or by-laws.

What we need is your support now. On Feb 9th or 10th we need pastors and church administrators to come in and support this bill. This is vital to the success.

A bill goes through three hearings in committee.

1 - Sponsor - the bill sponsor (me) gives testimony to the committee of 10-12 people on the importance of the legislation and takes any questions

2 - Proponent - this is where you come in. If the people who make laws in this state do not hear from you, they will think this legislation is not important and it will lose momentum.

3 - Opponent - this is where people will come in and speak against the bill

It is vital to have your support for #2 or it will show my fellow state legislators that this is not an important issue for the people of Ohio. We know that it is!

My staff and I are willing to help you write a short testimony and show you how the process works. I must say, if we do not stand and fight now, who will. If not you,
who? We are in an epic spiritual battle. I have accepted my duty on the front line, but now I need the regiments to follow suit and help this effort.

The testimony can be one of two things:

1 - written and submitted

2 - written and read - this is the most effective form - where you come to Columbus and speak for 1-4 minutes on why you think this legislation is important.

If you are willing to go into battle and defend religious liberty, we are more than happy to take bullet points, turn it into a paragraph or two or three and then show you how the process works.

You are the expert, not the people sitting in the seats, on why this is important to you.

Please contact my aide or myself if you are going to defend religious liberty with us. Travis Ricketts - travis.ricketts@ohiohouse.gov

For God and Country,

State Rep. Nino Vitale - Ohio's 85th House District

Proudly Representing Champaign, Logan and Shelby Counties



Akron Area

David Henry, 846 Premiera Dr., Tallmadge, OH 44278, (330) 630-5706, dlhenry0@juno.com

Bob Kuhns, 1478 Oakwood Ave., Akron, OH 44301, (330) 724-5626, rakuhns1@att.net

Canton Area

Jim Jamison, 5685 County Road 51, Big Prairie, Ohio 44611, (419) 999-4577 H, pastorjamisonsr@gmail.com

Earl Donaker, (740) 294-9541, erdonaker@hotmail.com

John Moosey, 311 Leecrest St. NW, Massillon,, OH 44646, (330) 837-6717, jido9@sssnet.com

Bill Roloff, 455 Gasser Cir SE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663, (330) 365-1308, wroloff13@gmail.com

Bethany Area (Northeast Ohio)

Bill Aiken, 2330 Norton Lane, N. Bloomfield, OH 44450, (440) 685-4685, blakn@fairpoint.net

John D. Frey, 1028 Pierce Ave., Sharpsville, PA 16150, (724) 962-0680, johnandflofrey1@gmail.com

Vince Hardy, 10705 Holcomb Rd., Newton, Falls, OH 44444, 330) 307-6265, vinceh520@gmail.com

Ron Starcher, 158 Liberty St. E, Girard, OH 44420, (330) 545-3088

Tom Woodward,  1019 ,Cherokee Dr. Youngstown, OH 44511, (330) 270-9686 H, twoodward3@neo.rr.com

NEO (Northeast by the Lake)

Don Bennett, 17584 Old State Rd, Middlefield, OH 44062, (440) 548-4260, donbennett07@windstream.net

Bill Davis, 31 Gould Ave., Bedford, OH 44146, (440) 439-2086, wldavis95@gmail.com

East Moriah (Southeast Ohio)

Michael Port, 210 N. Sixth St., Byesville, OH 43723, (740) 685-6338, youthpastormike@msn.com

Hebron (Cleveland Area)

Paul B. Johnson, 203 Sheila Drive, Wellington, OH 44090, (440) 647-7680, paulsharjohn@gmail.com

James Rice, 5712 Thoreau Drive, Parma, OH 44129,  (440)-743-0069, jamesrrice@hotmail.com

Dave Rowland, 11160 Gabriella Dr., Parma, OH 44130, (440) 843-8795, dave.r2@juno.com, daverowland@sbcglobal.net

Don Leitch, 9406 Deer Wood Ct., Mentor, OH 44060, (440) 357-5605, maryanddeb@netzero

Maranatha (South Central Ohio)

Fred Williams,  329 4th Ave., Gallipolis, OH 45631, (740) 794-0366, fredwdoc@yahoo.com

Mid-Bethel (West Central Ohio)

Ken Dady, PO Box 430, Bellefontaine, OH 43322, (937) 592-2358, kdady@wol.org

Aaron Kaukonen, 22534 Greenacre Drive, Findlay, OH 45840, (419) 425-9486, aakaukonen@juno.com

Ron Renauro, 354 Front St., Upper Sandusky, OH 43351, (419) 294-4620, ronren@udata.com

N. Bethel (Northwest Ohio)

Jerry Davis, 1509 S. Clinton St., Defiance, OH 43512, 419) 782-9397, jrbdav1956@yahoo.com

Verne Kirby, 322 S. Oakwood, Wauseon, OH 43567, (419) 335-0311, kirby2205@roadrunner.com

Dave Rockwell, 1644 Spruce Ct., Temperance, MI 48182, (419) 461-1045, drockwell@bex.net

Anthony Sims, (419) 470-0010, asims513@sbcglobal.net

Gene Wyse,  819 Burr Road, Wauseon, OH 43567, (419) 337-7701, gandjwyse@embarqmail.com

S. Bethel (Southwest  Ohio)

Ron Edwards, 1185 Valley Forge Rd., Milford, OH 4150, ronandmeg70@gmail.com

David Elmore,  462 Faculty Drive, Fairborn, , OH 45324, (937) 878-2121

Larry Engle, 410 Chapel Gate Dr., Fairborn, OH 45324, (330) 328-8777, LarryDEngle@hotmail.com

David Gose, 2750 Presidential Drive, Hebron, KY 41048, (859) 586-5735, donna_gose@yahoo.com

Bob Gromacki, 3461 Saybrook Dr. Springfield, OH 45505, (727) 743-2473, bobgromacki@gmail.com

Joseph Halsey, 1738 Tib Day Lane, Amelia, Ohio 45102 (513) 797-4773

Gary Holtz, 500 Wayne Dr., Fairborn, OH 45324, (937) 878-2873, gholtz.cbfcjuno.com

Mike Magnuson, 308 W. George St., Arcanum, OH 45304, (937) 692-6226, standingfirm@earthlink.net

Bill Moser, 68 South Street, Cedarville, OH 45314, (937) 766-3689, re3som3@sbcglobal.net

Jack Riggs, 1778 Wilmington Rd, Cedarville, OH 45314, (937) 768-1424, jriggs@woh.rr.com

Scott Dixon, 251 N. Main St., Cedarville, OH 45314, (937) 525-0062, dixons@cedarville.edu

West Moriah (Central Ohio)

Jim Castle, 906 Brookpark Rd.,  Marion, OH 43302 (740) 389-6967, jdcastle4@roadrunner.com

Mike Herbert, 6525 Dorothy's Creek, Canal Winchester, OH 43110, (740) 438-1978, pastormikeherbert@yahoo.com

Brian Humphreys, 328 Dewfall Dr., Sunbury, OH, (231) 408-7011, sbbnhome@gmail.com

Dave Murdoch, 2834 Cooper Ridge Rd., Columbus, OH 43231, (614) 523-0079, DaveandDarlene@wowway.com

Ted Pursell, 2664 Wittenburg Drive Lancaster, OH 43130, (740) 654-4610, tedp1@hotmail.com

Max Tucker, 207 S. Livingston Ave., Apt. 207, Lancaster, OH 43130, (740) 654-6181, pltucker5@juno.com

Contact OARBC Rep, Dr.Dave Warren, 937-307-0718, warren@oarbc.org

HeavenBound Men's Quartet - c/o Roy Carr, Grace Baptist, Cedarville, 325 College Hill Drive, Cedarville, OH 45314, 937-766-5259, carrlots7@sbcglobal.net

Sisters, Deb and Dee - c/o Deb Searles - 440-724-8436



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