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Petition to Preserve the Altar of Joshua in the Holy Land!

Dear Christian Pastors and Leaders:

It has been revealed that the Palestinian Authority is engaging in destruction of and around the ancient site of Joshua’s Altar on Mt. Ebal in Samaria, the heart of the Holy Land.  This 3200 year-old site is a historically irreplaceable treasure and is under the jurisdiction of the Israeli military (IDF) to protect.  Credible voices from Christian leaders in the U.S.A. are needed to cry out and appeal for the preservation of this profound site at which the Ark of the Covenant was once placed! We are seeking pastors and Christian ministry leaders to join the national leaders below to speak out in defense of this important link to the roots of our faith, and the urgency is great.  Please add your name, church/ministry and city to this petition in this organic collaboration of Christian leaders to preserve Joshua's Altar for future generations:


We, the leaders of many ministries and churches throughout the United States have heard the disturbing news of the partial destruction of the Joshua Altar and other biblical sites in the Holy Land.

These priceless sites are a heritage to all faiths. We condemn the destruction of these sites and view it as a crime against faith and history. 

We thereby call for our fellow clergy, civic and institutional leaders to publicly and strongly oppose these actions.

We the undersigned believe our duty as religious leaders with ancestral faith roots in that region require us to speak out and stop the destruction of biblical sites in the Holy Land. We call on our national officials in Congress, Presidential administration and State Department as well as the leadership of Israel to do the utmost within their power to stop the Palestinian Authority in the destruction of this holy site.


Initial Signers:

Dr. Jim Garlow, President, Well Versed Ministries

Rev. Rosemary Schindler Garlow, President, Schindler’s Ark International

Dr. Steve Riggle, President, Grace International

Jack Hibbs, Senior Pastor, Calvary Chapel Chino Hills

Mat Staver, Esq., Founder and Chairman, Liberty Counsel

Dr. Robert Sloan, President, Houston Baptist University

Rev. Doug Stringer, President, Somebody Cares International

Rev. Dave Welch, President, U.S. Pastor Council

Hon. Sam Rohrer, President, American Pastors Network

Joseph Farah, Founder and Editor, World Net Daily

Dr. Rick Scarborough, President, Recover America Now

Eric Metaxas, Author and Host of The Eric Metaxas Show 

Dran Reese, President, The Salt and Light Council

Mike Evans, Founder, Friends of Zion

Jonathan Feldstein, President, Genesis 123 Foundation

William Owens Sr. President, Coalition of African American Pastors

David Barton, Founder, Wall Builders

Tim Barton, President and COO of Wall Builders

Hernan Castano, Senior Pastor, Iglesia Rios de Aceite, Houston

Khanh Huynh, Senior Pastor, Vietnamese Baptist Church, Houston

John Greiner, Senior Pastor, Glorious Way Church, Houston

Wendell Hutchins, Senior Pastor, Church of Champions, Houston

Benjamin Trevino, Senior Pastor, Mundo de Fe McKinney, McKinney

Carlos Torres, Senior Pastor, Ecclesia Port Arthur, Port Arthur

Dr. Ralph Holland, President/Founder, Ministerios Mundo de Fe International

Dr. Francisco Colop, Senior Pastor, Austin Cathedral Inc., Austin

Jose’ Manuel Viquez, Senior Pastor, Mundo de Fe Mesquite, Mesquite

Hughes Jenkins, Bishop. New Abundant Life Church, Missouri City

Dr. Jose Luna, Senior Pastor, Light & Restoration Worship Center, Grand Prairie

Linda Villalobos, Pastor, CIFNA, Dallas

Jorge Avila, Senior Pastor, Mundo De Fe Tyler, Tyler

Tim Holland, Senior Pastor, Life Church Mundo de Fe, Coppell

Michael Hall, Executive Pastor, Hutto Bible Church, Hutto

Ronnie Holmes, Senior Pastor, Church of the Open Door, Waco

Jack Tompkins, Board of Directors, U.S. Pastor Council

Obed Jimenez, Senior Pastor, El Divino Redentor Asambleas de Dio, Inc., Mission

Bishop Frank Rush, Houston Praise and Worship Center, Houston

Christian Aranza, Senior Pastor, Valley Rise Church, Spring

Garrett Booth, Senior Pastor, Grace Community Church, Houston

James Buntrock, Associate Pastor, Glorious Way Church, Houston

James Clark, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Tomball, Tomball

Willie Davis, Senior Pastor, MacGregor Palm Community Baptist, Houston

David Fannin, Senior Pastor, Nassau Bay Baptist Church, Houston

Mike Gonzalez, Senior Pastor, House of Refuge, Pasadena

Magda Hermida, Senior Pastor, Magda Hermida Ministry, Houston

Richard Jennings, Senior Pastor, River of Praise, Tomball

Elmo Johnson, Senior Pastor, Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, Houston

Melvin Johnson, Senior Pastor, Heart of Christ Community Church, Brazoria

Joe and Becky Keenan, Senior Pastor, Gulf Meadows Church, Houston

Jerry Martin, Senior Pastor, Light of the World Christian Fellowship, Humble

John McCrutcheon, Senior Pastor, Joint Heirs Christian Fellowship, Houston

Emerson Morales, Senior Pastor, Power & Joy Temple, Houston

Kevin Rudolph, Senior Pastor,  Windwood Presbyterian Church, Houston

Oliver Stillwell, Senior Pastor, Dayspring Church, Humble

Joshua Tao, Senior Pastor, American Chinese Fellowship, Houston

Roberto Villarreal, Senior Pastor, La Iglesia Del Pueblo, Pasadena

Floyd N. Williams Jr., Senior Pastor, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Houston

Charles Bledsoe, Bishop, Victory Tabernacle Church, Waco

Donnie Flippo, Senior Pastor, Gospel Center Church, Beaumont

Charles Flowers, Senior Pastor, Faith Outreach Center, San Antonio

Mark Hartman, Senior Pastor, Sugar Creek Baptist Church, Sugar Land

Sterling Lands, Senior Pastor, Greater Calvary Bible Church, Austin

Joshua Ong, Senior Pastor, Church of the Living God, Houston

Jesse Pan, Senior Pastor, Chinese Lutheran Church,  Houston

Ryan Rush, Senior Pastor, Kingsland Baptist Church, Katy

Joe Salcido, Senior Pastor, Centro Vido Life Center, El Paso

Steve Washburn, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Pflugerville

Rick White, Senior Pastor, Christian Fellowship Church, Beaumont

Jose Abed, Music Pastor, Edna

Steve Littlefield, Senior Pastor, Simonton Community Church, Simonton

Clifford Neal, Senior Pastor, Trinity Inc. Evangelistic Association, Brookland

Helen Blakenship, Bible Teacher, Encounters Church, Sugar Land

David Carreon, Senior Pastor, Jubileo Church, Round Rock

Dr. Jay Gross, Senior Pastor, West Conroe Baptist, Conroe

Dr. Keith Anderson, Senior Pastor, New Harvest Christian Fellowship, Pearland

Dr. Roger de Young, Senior Pastor, Christian Reformed Church, Houston

Douglas Walker, Senior Pastor, Legacy Church, Buda

Trey Graham, Senior Pastor, First Melissa and Israel By the Book, Melissa

Linda Bilton, Reverend, River of Life Christian Fellowship, Clifton

Mike McMahon, Senior Pastor, Fellowship Church of Hood County, Granbury

Nate Sprinkle, Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Rosenberg

Debra Bragg, Teacher, SMI, Cypress

Pedro Torres, Senior Pastor, MCT, Grand Prairie

Carlos Murillo, Senior Pastor, Revive Minitries Church, San Antonio

Vincent Villareal, Senior Pastor, River of Life of Yoakum, Inc., Yoakum

Gidon Ariel, Director, Root Source, Maale Hever

Dr. Moses Adedipe, Senior Pastor, Christ Apostolic Church Revival Center, Houston

Dr. Craig Evans, Professor, Houston Baptist University, Houston

Frank Pomeroy, Senior Pastor, FBC Sutherland Springs, Sutherland Springs

Dr. Kenneth Lowry, Christian Winess Crusade Church Int’l, Houston

Yes, I am a pastor or ministry leader and please add my name to the petition:
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