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Why this pastor is running for office

Deevers said that there exists considerable precedent for pastors venturing into the political realm, especially during times of national crisis. 
(Image: Dusty Deevers. - Source: The Sentinel)

 By Ben Zeisloft - Posted at The Sentinel:

Published September 5, 2023

Dusty Deevers said in an interview with The Sentinel that his church asked him to occupy his ministerial role as he pursues a civil role amid state and federal tyranny.

Rarely does a campaign advertisement for a state Senate race draw significant viewership on social media. But when Dusty Deevers announced his run for the Oklahoma Senate, his launch video went viral because he revealed that he would serve as a lawmaker even as he continues his work as a pastor. Deevers said in an interview with The Sentinel that his church asked him to occupy both roles as state and federal tyranny threatens their flourishing as a community.


Deevers currently serves alongside a plurality of elders as a bivocational minister at Grace Community Church of Elgin, Oklahoma. Because the state has a part-time legislature which meets from Mondays at noon to Thursdays at noon between February and May of each year, Deevers believes that fulfilling his pastoral work and occupying his Senate seat will be feasible.


“My church charged me to take up the duty for them and our children to get the government off our backs and out of our pockets. I'm running to protect and defend people’s God-given and constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, fight to build strong communities and families, and establish equal protection for all lives from fertilization and conception to natural death,” Deevers commented. “My church prayed for a couple of weeks before our final prayer meeting where they charged me to take up the duty to fight for them, our children, and our neighbors' good by establishing justice as God demands.”

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