The Tim James for Governor Campaign announced on Friday the members of their Faith and Family Values Advisory Committee. The James campaign said that “the foundation for any great society and culture is faith and family. A Tim James Administration will be driven by the values these institutions represent, and we will plan for these committee members to have input on policy decisions important to the state of Alabama.”

“God, country, family, freedom—these are our bedrock principles, and they are at the center of our movement,” said James. “The members of this advisory committee are committed to God’s Word and are examples of godly leadership in their communities. Now, more than ever, we need strong men and women of faith providing input on public policy to preserve the values that have made our state and nation great.”

Rev. Dr. John Killian is the Chairman of the Coalition.

“We are in a war for liberty, for cultural sanity and for religious freedom,” Killian said. “The Alabama State Motto is ‘Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere,’ or ‘We dare defend our rights,’ and the current war on our liberties demands that we rise to defend our rights. In the 2022 election, we must send forth warriors who will rise to the occasion and defend our state, fight for our liberties and war for our values. Tim James is battle-tested, filled with conviction and motivated by his Christian faith. Alabama needs Tim James as our governor ‘for such a time as this’ (Esther 4:14).”

While additional members will join the team, the campaign announced that the initial members of the state Faith and Family Values Advisory Committee are as follows:

  • Rev. Dr. Keith Adams, Fultondale

  • Rev. Dr. Terry B. Batton, Barbour County

  • Rev. Greg Beasley, Tuscumbia

  • Rev. Tom Caradine, Birmingham

  • Rev. Rick Cargile, Fayette

  • Rev. Robert Cobb, Gordo

  • Rev. Scott Dawson, Birmingham

  • Rev. C. Dwight Everett, Scottsboro

  • Rev. Dr. C.O. Grinstead, Oxford

  • Rev. Ray Hallman, Tuscaloosa

  • Rev. Fritz P. Harter, Hueytown

  • Rev. David Haynes, Jacksonville

  • Rev. Louis Johnson, Troy

  • Rev. Donald Jones, Jemison

  • Rev. Dr. John Killian, Fayette

  • Dr. J. Chris Lamb, Birmingham

  • Rev. Maurice McCaney, Florence

  • Rev. Adrian Nottonson, Fayette

  • Rev. Austin Olive, Fayette

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Rouse, Birmingham

  • Rev. Robert D. Smith, Moulton

  • Rev. Tim Smith, Crossville

  • Rev. Bill Sullivan, Fayette

  • Dr. Tim Thompson, Auburn

  • Rev. Randal Trimm, Berry

  • Rev. David Webb, Jackson

When 1819 News noted the lack of Catholic priests, Jewish rabbis, Muslim clerics, Hindus or Buddhists on the committee, campaign spokesperson Elizabeth Jordon responded, “Our initial list comprises pastors from various evangelical denominations, and we will be adding more to this list as the campaign progresses. Pastors and faith leaders who embrace Tim’s Judeo-Christian worldview and his commitment to religious freedom are welcome to join.”

James is a Greenville businessman and the son of former Gov. Fob James (R). James ran previously in 2002 and 2010 but finished third both times.

James is challenging incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey (R).

Lindy Blanchard, Lew Burdette, Stacy George, Kay Ivey, James, Donald Trent Jones, Dean Odle, Dave Thomas and Dean Young are all running for the Republican nomination for governor.

Yolanda Rochelle Flowers, Patricia Salter Jamieson, Arthur Kennedy, Chad “Chig” Martin, Malika Sanders Fortier and Doug “New Blue” Smith are all running for the Democratic nomination.

Both primaries are on May 24.

The winner of the Republican primary will face the winner of the Democratic primary in the general election on Nov. 8.

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