Watchman on the Wall, the Honorable Sam Rohrer visits with Brother Craig and shares what it means to stand in the gap for truth.
Representative Rohrer is a former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Candidate for Governor in 2010. He is currently the president of the American Pastor’s Network (APN), which is a network of biblical and faith based pastors and church liaisons whose objective is to build a permanent infrastructure of like-minded pastors who:
- affirm the authority of Scripture,
- take seriously Jesus’ command to be “salt and light” to the culture,
- want to encourage informed Biblical thinking about contemporary social issues,
- want to examine public policy issues without politicizing their pulpits,
- use well-prepared teaching and preaching resources, and
- want to engage their congregations in taking part in our political process on a non-partisan basis.
Representative Rohrer distinguished himself in economic policies while serving as a Member on the Appropriations Committee and as Chairman of the House Finance Committee. He sought to apply Biblical principles in all areas of legislation including finance as he wrote alternative state budgets and encouraged both parties to lower costs and to avoid tax increases.
He also served on the House Education Committee for sixteen years where he fought for parental rights and against Federal entanglement in educational policies. Representative Rohrer authored the Education Improvement Tax Credit scholarship (EITC), which has already aided over 250,000 Pennsylvania students to attend private or Christian schools. The EITC Law has been noted as the model school choice law in the nation.
During his tenure, Representative Rohrer was frequently referred to as the ‘Conscience of the House’ because of his consistent stance for moral truth in public policy. In 2009, Sam followed God’s promptings to campaign as a candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, and in 2011, as a candidate for the United States Senate. Although he gave up his position in the House of Representatives to conduct those campaigns, God used the statewide travels to deepen his relationship with many pastors across the state.
View his video below on the topic of the Trump’s recent State of the Union Address and the Separation of Church and State:
Sam has been married to his wife, Ruth Ann, for 36 years and they have six children and eight grandchildren. They have homes-schooled their children for 23 years and are active members of their local church.