Contact: Dane Rose, Faith and Action, 202-546-8329, ext 106; Off-hours and weekends only: Dane Rose 703-447-7686 cell; Peggy Birchfield, Chief of Staff, 202-236-0953
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 /Christian Newswire/ -- Conservative Christian leaders and twin brothers, the Reverend Rob Schenck and Dr. Paul Schenck (pronounced SHANK) are available together or separately throughout 2007 for comment on a wide range of issues related to religion and public policy.
The Schencks, 48, founded Faith and Action in the Nation's Capital in 1994, a network of more than 30,000 Christian lay activists and 5000 clergy leaders located in all 50 states. Each year, Faith and Action sends out more than 2 million action alerts to its lay members and network churches and organizations. They have been involved in the pro-life and pro-traditional family movements since 1986 and celebrate 25 years of Christian ministry together in November.
The Schencks represent a rare combination. Rev. Rob Schenck is an ordained minister with the Evangelical Church Alliance, America's oldest association of Evangelical clergy, military and institutional chaplains and missionaries. He is also chairman of the organization's Committee on Church and Society. Paul Schenck is a pastoral associate in the Catholic Church and a spokesman for Priests for Life, one of America's largest and fastest growing pro-life groups. It is headed by national Catholic pro-life leader Fr. Frank Pavone.
The Schenck brothers both serve on the board of the National Pro-Life Religious Council and run the National Pro-life Action Center and National Pro-life Radio.net. Their ministry headquarters are located in the Honorable William J. Ostrowski House on Capitol Hill, across the street from the United States Supreme Court, one block from the U.S. Capitol and ten minutes from the White House.
The Schenck brothers are sought after leaders and speakers on the sanctity of life, the sanctity of traditional marriage and family and the public acknowledgment of religious faith.
Both Schenck brothers have traveled extensively throughout the US and internationally. They serve on numerous boards of directors for conservative religious groups and have more than 20 years of experience with the news media.
The Schencks may be reached through their Washington, DC office.
To find out more about the Schencks and their ministries visit www.faithandaction.org, www.nationalclergycouncil.org, www.nplr.net, and www.nplac.org.