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The Faith-Based Coalition for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is a campaign led by The 2030 Collaborative to build a network of advocates to help uplift and save the lives of those suffering from infectious disease(s) worldwide.

 
 

Our Declaration and Commitment 2019

As American leaders of faith, we support the lives of the most vulnerable at home and around the world, including the millions who are suffering from preventable, treatable diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

We know that U.S. support for the Global Fund ensures that the enormous impact of that special partnership of governments, faith-based and other civil society organizations, and business will continue to grow. By a conservative estimate, the Global Fund has contributed to saving over 27 million precious lives of our sisters and brothers in countries where it supports local projects—cutting AIDS-related deaths in half since 2005 and cutting TB deaths 37% and malaria deaths 60% since 2000. All those saved are now able to flourish in dignity.

We’re now at a tipping point in the fight against the world’s deadliest infectious diseases. This year, the U.S. and other donor governments must decide how much to contribute to the Global Fund for its three-year funding replenishment. If we step up the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria we can get back on track to end the epidemics by 2030.

But if we pull back now, we will lose ground as several new challenges emerge: Malaria cases are on the rise for the first time in 10 years, risking disease resurgence in places where funding is prematurely cut. Antibiotic-resistant forms of TB are rising dangers. Young women are five times more vulnerable to be HIV positive than young men in some African countries. And with 40 percent of Africa’s population under the age of 15, the same levels of investment will not be enough to reach a larger population with HIV prevention.

We believe America should maintain its commitment and finish the job, vanquishing the HIV, TB, and malaria epidemics for good.

SIGNATURES

Travis Adams Associate Pastor for Students & Missions, Third Baptist Church St. Louis, MO
Tim Ahlman Pastor, Christ's Greenfield Lutheran Church Gilbert, AZ
Kenny Alphin Artist, Big & Rich Nashville, TN
Rev. Dr. Guy Ames Associate Pastor, Asbury United Methodist Church Tulsa, OK
Scott Arbeiter President, World Relief Baltimore, MD
Andi Ashworth Editor, Art House America Nashville, TN
Jamie Aten Founder & Executive Director, Humanitarian Disaster Institute, Wheaton College Wheaton, IL
Walter August, Jr. Author, Sr. Pastor, & Chairman, Bethel's Family Church Houston, TX
Daphene Baines First Lady, Southern Baptist Church Cincinnati, OH
Rims & Judy Barber Mississippi Human Services Coalition Jackson, MS
Taylor Bell Ministries Coordinator, Baptist Church of the Covenant Birmingham, AL
Dr. Jeffrey Bennie Medical Director, Chikondi Health Malawi & Health Talents International Guatemala Nashville, TN
Don Benton Pastor, Sunrise Methodist Church Phoenix, AZ
Kenton & Laurie Beshore Senior Pastors, Mariners Church Irvine, CA
Lisa Bevere Author, Speaker, & Co-Founder, Messenger International Colorado Springs, CO
Rev. Robert Binion Pastor, New Song Presbyterian Church Salt Lake City, UT
Emily Blackledge President, African Leadership, Inc. Nashville, TN
Rev. Mike Blanchard Pastor, Oak Forest United Methodist Church Little Rock, AR
Annette Bourland Senior Vice President & Group Publisher, Zondervan Grand Rapids, MI
Tim Breene CEO, World Relief Baltimore, MD
Tony Campolo, PhD A Founder of the Red Letter Christians Movement St. David's, PA
Mary Beth Chapman Author, President & Co-Founder, Show Hope Franklin, TN
Steven Curtis Chapman Artist, Co-Founder, Show Hope Franklin, TN
Kacie Chase Director of Operations, Global Missions Health Conference Louisville, KY
Christopher Clements Founder and Chairman, The Rise UP Foundation Tuscon, AZ
Michael Coleman Executive Director, Hope Inspired Ministries Montgomery, AL
Shannon & Kevin Conforti Executive Director & Director of Family Health, Christian Flights International Lexington, KY
Chaz Corzine Manager, The MWS Group Franklin, TN
Jeremy Cowart Artist & Founder, The Purpose Hotel Nashville, TN
Ian Morgan Cron Author & Episcopal Priest Nashville, TN
Beverly CroweTipton Pastor, Zion United Methodist Church Anderson, SC
David Dark, PhD Author, Professor of Religious Studies, Belmont University Nashville, TN
Daniel Darling Author & Vice President, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Nashville, TN
Brandon Dasinger Teaching Pastor & Director of Mission, Frazer United Methodist Church Montgomery, AL
Rev. Lant Davis Pastor, Mountain Brook Presbyterian Church Birmingham, AL
Dale Dawson Founder, Chairman, & CEO, Bridge2Rwanda Little Rock, AR
Dave Deerman President & CEO, Project Houston Community Development Corporation Houston, TX
Frank Dimmock African Mission Specialist, The Outreach Foundation Decatur, GA
Stan Doerr Executive Director, Blood:Water Nashville, TN
Gary L. Edmonds President & CEO, Food for the Hungry Phoenix, AZ
Jeremy Everett, MDiv Executive Director, Baylor University, Texas Hunger Initiative Waco, TX
Jeff G. Ford Director of Global Good, Cross Point Church Nashville, TN
Doug Fountain Executive Director, Christian Connections for International Health Alexandria, VA
Paul Frank, PhD Executive Director, SIL LEAD, Inc. Washington, DC
Senator Bill Frist, MD Chairman, Hope Through Healing Hands Nashville, TN
Gary Furr, PhD Pastor, Vestavia Hills Baptist Church Birmingham, AL
Michael Gerson Columnist; Policy Fellow, ONE Washington, DC
Brad Gibson Business Manager, Gibson Artist Business Management, LLC Nashville, TN
Mike Glenn Senior Pastor, Brentwood Baptist Church Brentwood, TN
Rev. Dr. Jennifer Goggins Pastor, First Presbyterian Church Paducah, KY
Dale Golden Senior Pastor, Trinity United Methodist Church DeLand, FL
Cat Goodrich Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church Birmingham, AL
Jennifer Grant Author Wheaton, IL
Natalie Grant Artist Brentwood, TN
Andrew Greer Singer / Songwriter Nashville, TN
Kenneth Grizzell Lead Minister, Greenwood Park Church of Christ Bowling Green, KY
Andy Gullahorn Singer / Songwriter Nashville, TN
Scott Hamilton Olympic Gold Medalist & Philanthropist Franklin, TN
Tracie Hamilton Philanthropist & Mother Franklin, TN
Michael Hart Associate Pastor, University Presbyterian Church Orlando, FL
Michael C. Hart Missions Pastor, First Baptist Church Tulsa Tulsa, OK
Dan Haseltine Artist, Jars of Clay; Founder, Blood:Water Nashville, TN
Rev. Joshua McCrory Hatcher Senior Pastor, Historic Trinity Lutheran Church St. Louis, MO
Jen Hatmaker Author, Speaker, Co-Founder, Legacy Collective Buda, TX
Doug Heimburger, MD Professor of Medicine & Associate Director for Education & Training, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health Nashville, TN
Dr. William "Hess" Hester Senior Pastor, Southern Hills Baptist Church Tulsa, OK
Russ Holmes Life Groups Pastor, Church at Rock Creek Little Rock, AR
The Rev. Dr. Edwin Hurley Senior Minister, South Highland Presbyterian Church Birmingham, AL
Christopher Ingram Senior Pastor, Yates Baptist Church Durham, NC
Cameron James Recording Artist, Songwriter, Speaker Nashville, TN
Steve James, CRNA CEO, KenyaRelief.org Cullman, AL
Travis Jenkins Lead Pastor, Harvest Assembly of God Church Oklahoma City, OK
Mark Johnson Associate Pastor for Congregational Life Ministries, Shades Crest Baptist Church Hoover, AL
Randy Jumper Missions Pastor, First Assembly North Little Rock Little Rock, AR
Vanu Kantayya Pastor, Marketplace Church Boise, ID
Jim Keena Senior Pastor, Evangelical Free Church of Bozeman Bozeman, MT
The Rev. Becca Kello Associate Rector, Christ Episcopal Church Bowling Green, KY
Velvet Kelm President, The {M}edia Collective Franklin, TN
Carmen Fowler LaBerge Author & Radio Host, ReconnectwithCarmen.com Nashville, TN
Dr. Todd Lake Vice President for Spiritual Development, Belmont University Nashville, TN
Jon Lee President, The Living Water Project Brentwood, TN
Chuck Love Lead Pastor, Beechland Baptist Church Louisville, KY
Charlie Lowell Artist, Jars of Clay Franklin, TN
Anne Lucas Director, e3 Mission, Mobilization, & Medical Birmingham, AL
Jo Anne Lyon, Ambassador General Superintendent Emerita, The Wesleyan Church Indianapolis, IN
Heloise Maconochie, PhD Visiting Scholar, Early Childhood Education and Care, Indiana University, Purdue University Ft. Wayne Ft. Wayne, IN
William & Sharon Maetschke Trinity United Methodist Church New Albany, IN
Marie Martin, PhD, MEd Assistant Director, Education & Training, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health Nashville, TN
Ray Martin Emeritus Executive Director, Christian Connections for International Health McLean, VA
Sarah Masen Artist Nashville, TN
Bill Mason Senior Pastor, Morris Hills Baptist Church Chattanooga, TN
Suzanne Mayernick Founder, Love One Intnernational Brentwood, TN
Mike McBrayer Minister, Vestavia Hills Baptist Church Birmingham, AL
Jodi McCall Director of Seacoast Missions, Seacoast Church Charleston, SC
Joe McIlhaney, MD Founder / Chairman, The Medical Institute for Sexual Health Plano, TX
Dr. Tom McKechnie President & Founder, Teach to Transform Louisville, KY
Justin McRoberts Artist, Author, Songwriter Martinez, CA
Santiago "Jimmy" Mellado President & CEO, Compassion International Colorado Springs, CO
David Meyer CEO, Hand of Hope, Joyce Meyer Ministries St. Louis, MO
Jon Middendorf Senior Pastor, OKC First Church of the Nazarene Oklahoma City, OK
Emily & Brent Mills Founders & Co-CEOs, Jesus Said Love Waco, TX
David Moberg Senior Vice President & Group Publisher, Harper Collins Christian Publishing Nashville, TN
Rev. Johnnie Moore Founder, The KAIROS Company Lake Forest, CA
Steve Moore Chairman of the Board, The Shalom Foundation Brentwood, TN
Elisa Morgan Speaker, Author, President Emerita, MOPS International Denver, CO
Jeff Moseley President & Founder, Fair Trade Services Brentwood, TN
Heidi & Erik Murkoff Author & Co-Founders, What to Expect Foundation Los Angeles, CA
Bryant Myers, PhD Professor of International Development, Fuller Theological Seminary Pasadena, CA
Jennifer Nettles Artist, Sugarland Nashville, TN
Roxanne Nichols Director of Label Operations, Provident Label Group Franklin, TN
Angel Noble Co-Founder, Mission of Truth Nashville, TN
Matt Nutter Director of Global Outreach, Central Christian Church Mesa, AZ
Andrew Osenga Artist, Podcast Producer, The Pivot Podcast Nashville, TN
Paul Osteen, MD Associate Pastor, Lakewood Church Houston, TX
The Rev. Dr. Steven J. Pankey Rector, Christ Episcopal Church Bowling Green, KY
Justin Park Family Outreach & International Missions Pastor, Rock Point Church Chattanooga, TN
Jennifer Parks Lay Leader, Christ's Greenfield Lutheran Church Gilbert, AZ
Jackie Patillo President and Executive Director, Gospel Music Association Nashville, TN
Charlie Peacock Music Producer and Artist-in-Residence Nashville, TN
Dan Raines President, Creative Trust Ventures Brentwood, TN
Richard Ramsey Outreach Pastor, North Metro Church Marietta, GA
Dr. Robert Rex Record CEO, Christ Health Center Birmingham, AL
Vicki & Mark Reddy Directors, The Justice Conference Chicago, IL
Marlene Rickert, FNP-BC Medical Director, Hope for Haiti Foundation Raleigh, NC
Dr. Samuel Rodriguez President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference Sacramento, CA
Ash Rogers Executive Director, Lwala Community Alliance Nashville, TN
Josh Rouse Global Outreach Pastor, Northeast Christian Church Louisville, KY
Francis Rushton, MD Mission Justice & Service Member, First Presbyterian Church Birmingham, AL
Rev. Edwin Sanders II Senior Servant, Metropolitan Interdenominational Church Nashville, TN
Jo Saxton Director, 3DM; Author & Speaker Minneapolis, MN
Rev. Doug Serven Pastor, City Presbyterian Church Oklahoma City, OK
Anita Smith President, Children's AIDS Fund International Washington, DC
David E. Smith, MD Director, Haiti Christian Development Little Rock, AR
Jason K. Smith Associate Pastor, OKC First Church of the Nazarene Oklahoma City, OK
Michael W. Smith Artist Franklin, TN
Shepherd Smith President, Institute for Youth Development Washington, DC
Durwood Snead Former Director of Global X, North Point Ministries Atlanta, GA
Anne Stafford, MD Pediatrician, University of Alabama-Birmingham Birmingham, AL
Rev. Becca Stevens St. Augustine's Chapel; Founder, Magdalene / Thistle Farms Nashville, TN
David Stevens, MD, MA CEO, Christian Medical & Dental Associations Bristol, TN
Cameron Strang Founder & CEO, Relevant Media Group Orlando, FL
Rev. Adam Taylor Executive Director, Sojourners Washington, DC
Cathy Taylor, DrPH, MSN, RN Dean & Professor, Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing, Belmont University Nashville, TN
Debbie Taylor Artist & Mother Nashville, TN
Rob Taylor Pastor, Calvary Chapel Brentwood, TN
Steve Taylor Recording Artist & Filmmaker Nashville, TN
John C. Thompson Pastor, The Cornerstone Boise, ID
Brad Ulgenes Pastor, St. John's Lutheran Church Helena, MT
Rev. Jim Wallis President & Founder, Sojourners Washington, DC
David Walmer, PhD, MD Chairman & Founder, Family Health Ministries Durham, NC
Kathy Walmer, MSN, CPNP Executive Director, Family Health Ministries Durham, NC
Barrett Ward Founder & CEO, Live FashionABLE Brentwood, TN
Demetria Howard White Director of Academic IT, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Tougaloo College Jackson, MS
Rev. Chad Wible Senior Pastor, Community Covenant Church Kirkwood, MO
Rev. David Wiggs Senior Pastor, Boston Avenue United Methodist Church Tulsa, OK
Bruce Wilkinson President & CEO, Catholic Medical Missions Board New York, NY
Morgan Wills, MD, MATS President & CEO, Siloam Health Nashville, TN
Jessica Wolstenholm Author & Co-Founder, Gather & Grow Brentwood, TN
Rev. Joseph R. Woodfin Associate Rector, St. Paul's Episcopal Church Chattanooga, TN
Mark Yeadon Senior Vice President of Global Programs, Compassion International Colorado Springs, CO
John York, PhD Senior Minister, West End Church Nashville, TN