President Donald Trump meets with faith leaders inside the Oval Office on May 3, 2017. (Photo by Pastor Mark Burns)
They’re invited to meetings at the White House. They exchange calls, texts and emails with administration staffers. And they occasionally pray with the president.
Here’s a list of some of the key evangelical leaders — mostly men but also one woman — who were on President Donald Trump’s campaign evangelical executive advisory board and/or have served in an advisory role since his inauguration.
Gary Bauer — president, American Values; former president of Family Research Council; former chief domestic policy adviser in the Reagan administration
Mark Burns — co-founder and CEO of The NOW Television Network in Easley, S.C.; spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention
Tim Clinton — president, American Association of Christian Counselors
James Dobson — author, psychologist and host, “Family Talk”
Jordan Easley — pastor of Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, Tenn.; chairs Southern Baptists’ Young Leaders Advisory Council
Jerry Falwell Jr. — president, Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.
Ronnie Floyd — author and senior pastor, Cross Church in northwest Arkansas; former Southern Baptist Convention president
Jack Graham — author and pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas; former Southern Baptist Convention president
Rodney Howard-Browne — co-founder of The River at Tampa Bay Church and Revival Ministries International in Florida
Harry Jackson — senior pastor, Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Md.; co-founder of The Reconciled Church: Healing the Racial Divide
Robert Jeffress — senior pastor, First Baptist Church of Dallas; hosted Fourth of July event at Kennedy Center featuring Trump as a speaker
Richard Land — president, Southern Evangelical Seminary in Matthews, N.C.; former president, Southern Baptist Convention Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission
Greg Laurie — author and senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif.
Eric Metaxas — author and host, “The Eric Metaxas Show”; speaker, 2012 National Prayer Breakfast
Johnnie Moore — author, religious freedom advocate and public relations executive; serves as unofficial spokesman for group of evangelicals advising Trump administration
Frank Page — president and CEO, Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee; former Southern Baptist Convention president; former member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
Tony Perkins — president, Family Research Council
Ralph Reed — founder, Faith and Freedom Coalition; former executive director, Christian Coalition
Tony Suarez — executive vice president, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
Paula White — senior pastor, New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Fla.; first clergywoman to give an invocation at an inauguration