John McCain rarely spoke at length about his faith, but his political career illustrates how the relationship between evangelical Christians and the Republican Party has evolved over time.
Dan Busby is the president of Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) in Winchester, Va., and has been involved in church and nonprofit work for the extent of his career. Media inquiries can be directed to Anna Hutsell.
Rev. Mark Davis is the president of Atlantic Christian Academy in West Palm Beach, Fla. In 2011, he was a member of the commission for Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).
The Rev. Luis Cortes Jr. is the founder of Philadelphia-based Esperanza, one of the largest Hispanic evangelical networks in the nation. Cortes was a member of the commission for Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, which in 2013 produced a report on government regulation of political speech in houses of worship.
Jerry Falwell Jr. is president of the evangelical Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. In the 2016 presidential campaign, he served on Donald Trump’s evangelical advisory board. Len Stevens is executive director of external communications for Liberty University.
Paula White is senior pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Orlando, Fla. She is considered by many to be a “prosperity gospel” minister and was among those televangelists investigated by U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley in 2007. Contact her through her website.
Thomas Winters is an attorney at Winters and King in Tulsa, Okla., and a literary agent working in the realm of evangelical publishing.
Peter G. Heltzel is associate professor of systematic theology at New York Theological Seminary and an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He is the author of Jesus and Justice: Evangelicals, Race and American Politics.
John S. Dickerson is an evangelical Christian pastor and author of The Great Evangelical Recession: 6 Factors that Will Crash the American Church … and How to Prepare. He has written about evangelicals and presidential politics for The New York Times. Dickerson is the teaching pastor at Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, Calif.