Among those scheduled to speak at the Restoring America Conference, which is free and open to the public at the church at 2100 Peachtree Parkway:
• David Limbaugh, author and brother of Rush Limbaugh: 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday
• Lt. Col. Oliver North, host of Fox News “War Stories:” 7 p.m. Sunday
• Lt. Col. Steve Russell, led the capture of Saddam Hussein: 7 p.m. June 29
• Egun Caner, national speaker and apologist: 7 p.m. June 30
• Donald Wildmon, founder/chairman of the American Family Association: 7 p.m. July 1
• Jonathan Krohn, 14-year-old conservatism phenom: 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. July 5
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Lee, founding pastor of the First Redeemer Church in south Forsyth, seeks to restore conservatism to its founding ideals, beginning with the Restoring America Conference.
Nearly every day between Sunday and July 5, guest speakers will offer their own personal accounts of conservatism.
“It is evident that our nation is drifting from its values and morals of the founding fathers and we as a people need to be reminded and understand that and encourage not only ourselves, but our fellow Americans to begin to take their rightful place in standing for the values that have made our nation great,” he said.
The common theme of the event, Lee said, will be returning the country to its traditional values, including anti-abortion, traditional marriage, small government and other social and fiscal conservative issues.
Speakers include: Fox News “War Stories” host Lt. Col. Oliver North; Lt. Col. Steve Russell, who led in the capture of Saddam Hussein; and David Limbaugh, brother of radio and TV personality Rush Limbaugh.
Also in the mix of speakers is 14-year-old Jonathan Krohn, dubbed a conservatism phenom.
“He will be giving a perspective of young people, concerning their view of America today, and where we need to be headed in the future,” Lee said. “They’ll all deliver a different message from their own perspective and views.”
Lee said the conference will be an annual event, but hopes it will spread beyond his church, reaching conservatives across the nation.
He expects each speaker to address a sell-out crowd at the church, which seats nearly 2,300. The event needed to span the entire week to handle the anticipated crowds.
Gayle Troyer, along with many of her friends, plans to catch all six speakers.
“I think they are all tremendous,” Troyer said. “They are just very knowledgeable on what’s going on and I think people are really going to be blessed to hear what they have to say.
“There’s probably a lot of people who have not heard these speakers personally, and that’s how you become informed, is hearing people that are on the front lines.”
Lee said he recently spoke at a similar event in Virginia, which also featured North, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and 2008 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.
“These are friends I’ve had for many years,” he said. “[They] can deal straight forwardly with the issues that face our nation today, and how to address those issues and make a difference.
“This is a conference to basically remind Americans of the traditional values that have made our nation great.”
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