D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship Hosts Grand Opening for Recently Purchased Building on Capitol Hill posted by John Sorensen on Jun 10, 2013
Washington, DC (June 10, 2013) — The D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship will host a gala Grand Opening of its new ministry facility at 1:30 pm on Thursday, June 13, at the Center’s new location, 402 New Jersey Avenue SE., two blocks from the U.S. Capitol building.
What: Grand Opening and D. James Kennedy Library Dedication
When: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 13
Where: 402 New Jersey Avenue SE
The Center for Christian Statesmanship, which serves legislators, staffers, and interns on Capitol Hill, recently purchased and renovated a stately four-story row house originally built in 1890. The facility serves as a center for ministry and houses on its third floor the new D. James Kennedy Library on Capitol Hill. Both the building and the Library will be dedicated at the Grand Opening event.
“It is our hope and prayer to see a dramatic expansion of the Center’s outreach with this wonderful new facility,” said Dr. John B. Sorensen, President of Evangelism Explosion International, the parent organization of the Center for Christian Statesmanship. “This elegant building will be an enormous asset to the Center’s outreach on Capitol Hill.”
Dr. Sorensen noted that the new D. James Kennedy Library “will help form Christian statesmen, as Members and staff access a library of some 2,000 volumes drawn from Dr. Kennedy’s personal collection, as well as about 2,000 sermons he preached during his lifetime.”
“We are absolutely thrilled to have the new center for ministry so close to where lawmakers and their staff work,” Sorensen said, noting that the new ministry complex is two blocks from the U.S. Capitol building and within easy walking distance of Congressional office buildings.
Founded in 1995 by the late D. James Kennedy, a minister, author, and evangelical leader, the Center for Christian Statesmanship has impacted thousands of lives by bringing a gospel witness, Christian discipleship, and a vision for Christian statesmanship to leaders in Washington.
The Center’s Executive Director Dr. George Roller leads a wide range of ministry activities, including “Politics and Principle Luncheons” at which Christian Members of Congress share their faith testimony; Bible studies for legislators, staffers and interns; special intern events, such as backyard barbecues, where hundreds of interns gather in a Christian setting; and special lectures where key Christian leaders and thinkers share a Christian witness to the Capitol Hill community.