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Manhattan Declaration – Grouped Signatories 27 Nov 2009

List of Religious Leaders Signatories of the Manhattan Declaration, as of 27 November 2009

URL: (The original link in this post no longer exists.  This link gives a current list of leaders signing the document.)

There have been six Orthodox leaders (all part of either the OCA or the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of NA) to sign as of 27 November 2009:

1. Metr. Jonah Paffhausen
Primate, Orthodox Church in America (Syosset, NY)

2. His Grace, The Right Reverend Bishop Basil Essey
The Right Reverend Bishop of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America (Wichita, KS), Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

3. Fr. Chad Hatfield
Chancellor, CEO. And Archpriest, St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (Yonkers, NY)

4. Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse
President, American Orthodox Institute and Editor, (Naples, FL)

5. Fr. Patrick Reardon
Pastor, All SaintsÕ Antiochian Orthodox Church (Chicago, IL)

6. Fr. Alexander F. C. Webster, PhD
Archpriest, Orthodox Church in America (OCA)
and Professorial Lecturer, The George Washington University (Ashburn, VA)
Father Alexander’s 1988 Amicus Curiae to the US Supreme Court, Webster v. Planned Parenthood, Kansas City, Missouri, is located here:

The remaining names are associated with the Roman Catholic Church [>10] or various evangelical and/or fundamentalist bodies:

7. Dr. Daniel Akin
President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest, NC)

8. Most Rev. Peter J. Akinola
Primate, Anglican Church of Nigeria (Abuja, Nigeria)

9. Randy Alcorn
Founder and Director, Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM) (Sandy, OR)

10. Rt. Rev. David Anderson
President and CEO, American Anglican Council (Atlanta, GA)

11. Leith Anderson
President of National Association of Evangelicals (Washington, DC)

12. Bishop Sam Aquila
Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Fargo, ND

13. Carole K. Ardizzone
TV Show Host and Speaker, INSP Television (Charlotte, NC)

14. Kay Arthur
CEO and Co-founder, Precept Ministries International (Chattanooga, TN)

15. Dr. Mark L. Bailey
President, Dallas Theological Seminary (Dallas, TX)

16. Most Rev. Robert J. Baker, S.T.D.
Bishop of Birmingham, Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama

17. Most Rev. Craig W. Bates
Archbishop, International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church (Malverne, NY)

18. Gary Bauer
President, American Values; Chairman, Campaign for Working Families (Washington D.C.)

19. Joel Belz
Founder, World Magazine (Asheville, NC)

20. Rev. Michael L. Beresford, evangelism trainer with Billy Graham Crusade
(Charlotte, NC)

21. Ken Boa
President, Reflections Ministries (Atlanta, GA)

22. Jody Bottum
Editor of First Things (New York, NY),

23. Pastor Randy & Sarah Brannon
Senior Pastor, Grace Community Church (Madera, CA)

24. Brian Brown
Executive Director, National Organization for Marriage,

25. Steve Brown
National radio broadcaster, Key Life (Maitland, FL)

26. Dr. Robert C. Cannada, Jr.
Chancellor and CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando, FL)

27. Galen Carey
Director of Government Affairs, National Association of Evangelicals (Washington, DC)

28. Dr. Bryan Chapell
President, Covenant Theological Seminary (St. Louis, MO)

29. Scott Chapman
Senior Pastor, The Chapel (Libertyville, IL)

30. Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput
Archbishop, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Denver, CO

31. Timothy A. Chichester
Catholic Family Association of America

32. Timothy Clinton
President, American Association of Christian Counselors (Forest, VA)

33. Chuck Colson
Founder, the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview (Lansdowne, VA)

34. Dr. Mark Coppenger
Managing Editor, Kairos Journal,

35. Most Rev. Salvatore Joseph Cordileone
Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland, CA

36. Dr. Gary Culpepper
Associate Professor, Providence College (Providence, RI)

37. Jim Daly
President and CEO, Focus on the Family (Colorado Springs, CO),

38. Marjorie Dannenfelser
President, Susan B. Anthony List (Arlington, VA),

39. Rev. Daniel Delgado
Board of Directors, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference & Pastor, Third Day Missions Church (Staten Island, NY)

40. Patrick Deneen – URL for his CV:
Deneen’s Blog:
Markos and Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Associate Professor of Government, 2005 to present
Princeton University. Ann and Herbert W. Vaughan Visiting Fellow, James Madison Program on American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University. 2008-09.
Founding Director, Tocqueville Forum on the Roots of American Democracy, Georgetown University (Washington D.C.)

41. Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio
Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn

42. Dr. James Dobson
Founder, Focus on the Family (Colorado Springs, CO)

43. Dr. David Dockery
President, Union University (Jackson, TN),

44. Most Rev. Timothy Dolan
Archbishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of New York, NY

45. Dr. William Donohue
President, Catholic League (New York, NY),

46. Dr. James T. Draper, Jr.
President Emeritus, LifeWay (Nashville, TN)

47. Dinesh D’Souza
Writer & Speaker (Rancho Santa Fe, CA),

48. Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, & President, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals

49. Most Rev. Robert Wm. Duncan
Archbishop and Primate, Anglican Church in North America (Ambridge, PA )
His Beatitude +Jonah (OCA) delivered a well-publicized speech to the inaugural general conference of this break-away Anglican Church this past summer (2009)
Former Bishop (until just this year, 2009) of the Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh) Diocese, The Episcopal Church USA

50. Dr. Michael Easley
President Emeritus, Moody Bible Institute Chicago, IL)

51. Dr. William Edgar
Professor, Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia, PA)

52. Brett Elder
Executive Director, Stewardship Council (Grand Rapids, MI),

53. Rev. Joel Elowsky
Drew University ( Madison, NJ)

54. Stuart Epperson
Co-Founder and Chariman of the Board, Salem Communications Corporation (Camarillo, CA)

55. Rev. Jonathan Falwell (his father was Jerry Falwell of the Moral Majority)
Senior Pastor, Thomas Road Baptist Church (Lynchburg, VA)

56. William J. Federer
President, Amerisearch, Inc. (St. Louis, MO)

57. Fr. Joseph D. Fessio
Founder and Editor, Ignatius Press (Ft. Collins, CO),

58. Carmen Fowler
President & Executive Editor, Presbyterian Lay Committee (Lenoir, NC)

59. Maggie Gallagher
President, National Organization for Marriage (Manassas, VA)

60. Dr. Jim Garlow
Senior Pastor, Skyline Church (La Mesa, CA)

61. Steven Garofalo
Founder, National Apologetics Training Center (Charlotte, NC),

62. Dr. Robert P. George
McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

63. Dr. Timothy George
Dean and Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School at Samford University (Birmingham, AL)

64. Thomas Gilson
Director of Strategic Processes, Campus Crusade for Christ International (Norfolk, VA)

65. Dr. Jack Graham
Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church (Plano, TX)

66. Dr. Wayne Grudem
Research Professor of Theological and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary (Phoenix, AZ)

67. Dr. Cornell “Corkie” Haan
National Facilitator of Spiritual Unity, The Mission America Coalition (Palm Desert, CA),

68. Dr. Dennis Hollinger
President and Professor of Christian Ethics, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (South Hamilton, MA)

69. Dr. Jeanette Hsieh
Executive VP and Provost, Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL)

70. Dr. John A. Huffman, Jr.
Senior Pastor, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (Newport Beach, CA) and Chairman of the Board, Christianity Today International (Carol Stream, IL),

71. Rev. Ken Hutcherson
Pastor, Antioch Bible Church (Kirkland, WA)

72. Bishop Harry R. Jackson, Jr.
Senior Pastor, Hope Christian Church (Beltsville, MD)

73. Jerry Jenkins
Author (Black Forest, CO)

74. Camille Kampouris
Editorial Board, Kairos Journal
The 5-point Calvin type doctrinal statement for Kairos Journal is located at:

75. Emmanuel A. Kampouris
Publisher, Kairos Journal
URL for a decision-making software application that has made him and his family millions — called « Demand Flow »
The following is from the Kairos Journal website: Emmanuel A. Kampouris (Publisher) is the retired Chairman and CEO of American Standard. He currently serves on the boards of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.J. and Amway Corp [Rick Ross’s website has a summary article about some factions of Amway using cult tactics:].
Kampouris has also served on the boards of Stanley Works, Click Commerce; the National Endowment for Democracy, the Hudson Institute, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He earned an M.A. in law from the University of Oxford and a degree in Ceramic Technology from North Staffordshire College of Technology, Stoke-on-Trent, in the U.K.

76. Rev. Tim Keller
Senior Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church (New York, NY)

77. Dr. Peter Kreeft
Professor of Philosophy, Boston College (MA) and at the Kings Collge (NY)

78. Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz
Archbishop, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville, KY

79. Jim Kushiner
Editor, Touchstone (Chicago, IL),
Touchstone is related to Father Reardon’s work

80. Dr. Richard Land
President, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC (Washington, DC), SBC stands for Southern Baptist Convention

81. Jim Law
Senior Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church (Woodstock, GA)

82. Dr. Matthew Levering
Associate Professor of Theology, Ave Maria University (Naples, FL)
Domino Pizza Founder, Thomas S. Monaghan—Chancellor, provided capital for Ave Maria University’s start-up a decade ago, cf.

83. Dr. Peter Lillback
President, The Providence Forum (West Conshohocken, PA)

84. Dr. Duane Litfin
President, Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL)

85. Rev. Herb Lusk
Pastor, Greater Exodus Baptist Church (Philadelphia, PA)

86. His Eminence Adam Cardinal Maida
Archbishop Emeritus, Roman Catholic Diocese of Detroit, MI

87. Most Rev. Richard J. Malone
Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, ME

88. Rev. Francis Martin
Professor of Sacred Scripture, Sacred Heart Major Seminary (Detroit, MI)

89. Dr. Joseph Mattera
Bishop & Senior Pastor, Resurrection Church (Brooklyn, NY)

90. Phil Maxwell
Pastor, Gateway Church (Bridgewater, NJ)

91. Josh McDowell
Founder, Josh McDowell Ministries (Plano, TX)

92. Alex McFarland
President, Southern Evangelical Seminary (Charlotte, NC)

93. Most Rev. George Dallas McKinney
Bishop, & Founder and Pastor, St. Stephen’s Church of God in Christ (San Diego, CA)

94. Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns
Missionary Bishop, Convocation of Anglicans of North America (Herndon, VA)

95. Dr. C. Ben Mitchell
Graves Professor of Moral Philosophy, Union University (Jackson, TN)

96. Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY)

97. Dr. Russell D. Moore
Senior VP for Academic Administration & Dean of the School of Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY)

98. Bishop Robert C. Morlino
Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Madison, WI

99. Richard J. Mouw
President, Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, CA)

100. Most Rev. John J. Myers
Archbishop, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, NJ

101. Most Rev. Joseph F. Naumann
Archbishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City, KS

102. David Neff
Editor-in-Chief, Christianity Today (Carol Stream, IL)

103. Tom Nelson
Senior Pastor, Christ Community Evangelical Free Church (Leawood, KS)

104. Niel Nielson
President, Covenant College (Lookout Mt., GA)

105. Most Rev. John Nienstedt
Archbishop, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, MN

106. Michael Novak
Author, Philosopher, & Theologian

107. Dr. Tom Oden
Theologian, United Methodist Minister and Professor, Drew University (Madison, NJ)

108. Marvin Olasky
Editor-in-Chief, World Magazine and provost, The Kings College (New York City, NY)

109. Rev. Neftali “Charles” Olmeda
Pennsylvania Chapter Director, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (Allentown, PA)

110. Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted
Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, AZ

111. Rev. William Owens
Chairman, Coalition of African-American Pastors (Memphis, TN)

112. Dr. J.I. Packer
Board of GovernorsÕ Professor of Theology, Regent College (Canada)

113. Tony Perkins
President, Family Research Council (Washington, D.C.)

114. Eric M. Pillmore
CEO, Pillmore Consulting LLC (Doylestown, PA)

115. Dr. Everett Piper
President, Oklahoma Wesleyan University (Bartlesville, OK)

116. Todd Pitner
President, Rev Increase

117. Dr. Cornelius Plantinga
President, Calvin Theological Seminary (Grand Rapids, MI)

118. Dr. David Platt
Pastor, Church at Brook Hills (Birmingham AL)

119. Rev. Jim Pocock
Pastor, Trinitarian Congregational Church (Wayland, MA)

120. Fred Potter
Executive Director & CEO, Christian Legal Society (Springfield, VA)

121. Dennis Rainey
President, CEO, & Co-Founder, FamilyLife (Little Rock, AR)

122. Bob Reccord
Founder, Total Life Impact, Inc. (Suwanee, GA)

123. His Eminence Justin Cardinal Rigali
Archbishop, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, PA

124. James and Betty Robison
Founder and President, LIFE Outreach International (Fort Worth, TX)

125. Frank Schubert
President, Schubert Flint Public Affairs (Sacramento, CA)

126. David Schuringa
President, Crossroads Bible Institute (Grand Rapids, MI)

127. Tricia Scribner
Author (Harrisburg, NC)

128. Dr. Dave Seaford
Senior Pastor, Community Fellowship Church (Matthews, NC)

129. Alan Sears
President, CEO, & General Counsel, Alliance Defense Fund (Scottsdale, AZ)

130. Randy Setzer
Senior Pastor, Macedonia Baptist Church (Lincolnton, NC)

131. Rev. Louis P. Sheldon
Founder and Chairman, Traditional Values Coalition (Anaheim, CA)

132. Most Rev. Michael J. Sheridan
Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs, CO

133. Dr. Ron Sider
Director, Evangelicals for Social Action (Wynnewood, PA)

134. Fr. Robert Sirico
Founder, Acton Institute (Grand Rapids, MI),

135. Dr. Robert Sloan
President, Houston Baptist University (Houston, TX)

136. Charles Stetson
Chairman of the Board, Bible Literacy Project (New York, NY)

137. Dr. David Stevens
CEO, Christian Medical & Dental Association (Bristol, TN)

138. John Stonestreet
Executive Director, Summit Ministries (Manitou Springs, CO)

139. Dr. Joseph Stowell
President, Cornerstone University (Grand Rapids, MI)

140. Rev. Peter M.J. Stravinskas
Editor, The Catholic Response,

141. Dr. Sarah Sumner
Professor of Theology and Ministry, Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA)

142. Dr. Glenn Sunshine
Chairman of the history department of Central Connecticut State University (New Britain, CT)

143. Joni Eareckson Tada
Founder and CEO, Joni and Friends International Disability Center (Agoura Hills, CA)

144. Luiz Tellez
President, The Witherspoon Institute (Princeton, NJ),

145. Dr. Timothy C. Tennent
Professor, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (South Hamilton, MA)

146. James R. Thobaben
Professor of Bioethics and Social Ethics, Asbury Theological Seminary

147. Michael Timmis
Chairman, Prison Fellowship and Prison Fellowship International (Naples, FL)

148. Mark Tooley
President, Institute for Religion and Democracy (Washington, D.C.)

149. H. James Towey
President, St. Vincent College (Latrobe, PA)

150. Juan Valdes
Middle and High School Chaplain, Flordia Christian School (Miami, FL)

151. Todd Wagner
Pastor, WaterMark Community Church (Dallas, TX)

152. Dr. Graham Walker
President, Patrick Henry College (Purcellville, VA)

153. George Weigel
Distinguished Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center (Washington, D.C.)

154. David Welch
Houston Area Pastor Council Executive Director, US Pastors Council (Houston, TX)

155. Dr. James White
Founding and Senior Pastor, Mecklenberg Community Church (Charlotte, NC)

156. Dr. Hayes Wicker
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church (Naples, FL)

157. Mark Williamson
Founder and President, Foundation Restoration Ministries/Federal Intercessors (Katy, TX)

158. Parker T. Williamson
Editor Emeritus and Senior Correspondent, Presbyterian Lay Committee

159. Dr. Craig Williford
President, Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL)

160. Dr. John Woodbridge
Research professor of Church History & the History of Christian Thought, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL)

161. Don M. Woodside
Performance Matters Associates (Matthews, NC)

162. Dr. Frank Wright
President, National Religious Broadcasters (Manassas, VA),
The President’s Blog-site is:

163. Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl
Archbishop, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.

164. Paul Young
COO & Executive VP, Christian Research Institute (Charlotte, NC)

165. Dr. Michael Youssef
President, Leading the Way (Atlanta, GA),
An English-Arabic 5-point Calvinistic broadcast media conglomerate

166. Ravi Zacharias
Founder and Chairman of the board, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (Norcross, GA),

167. Most Rev. David A. Zubik
Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, PA