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Restoring America conference starts
Several speakers over three days at First Redeemer
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The Restoring America Conference will run Sunday through Tuesday at the church, 2100 Peachtree Parkway in south Forsyth. Guest speakers will begin at 7 p.m. nightly except for Mat Staver, who will speak during both the 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. For more information on the free event, or for a full schedule, visit

Pastor Richard Lee expects the annual Restoring America Conference to draw as many as 3,800 people a night to First Redeemer Church.

“[It will] bring in some of the most well-known authorities on God and government to speak to our community and also to those who will be coming in for the meeting,” Lee said of the three-day event.

“There’s no place that I’m aware of in America that has speakers like [these]. On the eve of the election, I think some revealing facts will be made known.”

The Nov. 6 General Election features the U.S. presidential race, as well as contests for local and state office.

During the conference’s first day, Sunday, the guest speaker will be Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit that promotes religious freedom, the sanctity of life and family.

Staver also is one of the lawyers leading the fight against President Barack Obama’s health care reform.

He will be followed by Rick Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania who sought the Republican presidential nomination earlier this year.

Mike Huckabee — former Arkansas governor, 2008 Republican presidential hopeful and current Fox News show host — is Monday’s guest speaker.

According to Lee, the event will be “finishing on Tuesday night with Dave Barton, world-renowned historian on Christianity and government in America.”

Lee said he’s expecting to fill the 2,200-seat auditorium, as well as the 1,600-person overflow room, which will be equipped with large screens.

The church is not endorsing candidates, but is taking a stand on biblical issues and “endorsing morals and values.”

“Our church has and always will be involved in government to speak out the truth on Christian values and their role in America,” Lee said.

“It’s a great joy for me to be able, as a local pastor, to pastor a church that really has a national voice.”