Several hundred Christian pastors and leaders are running for office this fall, in addition to those who’ve already run for local office. One of their biggest encouragers and inspirations is a pastor from the Left Coast state of California. Calvary Chapel’s Pastor Rob McCoy ran for City Council in Thousand Oaks, California, and won, and is running for re-election this fall.

Of his conservative values and commitment to socially and fiscally responsible principles he told CBN News, “I’m in exile in my own state and my own nation and this is a directive that God gave me, praying for the peace of the city locally.” He offers encouragement to other Christians to be leaders in their local communities as well:

“You can change the city council. You can change the school board. You can make a difference right where you are. You can affect your schools; you can affect your sports teams. You have the ability to affect your Kiwanis, your Rotary. Change your bean patch. Quit whining.”

McCoy points to Psalm 11:3 as one reason why Christians must get involved and not stay on the sidelines. He reasons:

“The answer to the question that the psalmist asked that if ‘the foundations are destroyed what can the righteous do?” is very simple: rebuild the foundation.”

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