Salt & Light Council Joins Ministry of Liberty Counsel to Mobilize Churches


Orlando, FL – Liberty Counsel and The Salt and Light Council (SLC) are pleased to announce that SLC has officially joined the ministry of Liberty Counsel. Liberty Counsel will be the controlling organization for both ministries. Dran Reese, Founder and President of SLC, joined the Liberty Counsel board and will continue to serve as President of SLC. Several board members of Liberty Counsel have joined the SLC board, with Mat Staver serving as the Chairman of both boards. SLC is a 501(c)(3) ministry located in southern California and was founded by Dran Reese in 2008. Together, Liberty Counsel and SLC will have offices in Florida, California, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Israel.

“Liberty Counsel and The Salt and Light Council are the perfect combination to educate and mobilize pastors and churches to engage in responsible Biblical citizenship,” says Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Levels of commitment, however sincere and inspired, can wane because leaders lack the tools to equip their congregations. The Salt and Light Council provides the ongoing assistance, education, and action points to help pastors and churches remain engaged.”

Earlier this year, Liberty Counsel launched its Pastors and Patriots initiative, designed to educate and mobilize pastors and churches to engage in responsible citizenship. In the coming months, Liberty Counsel will be sending over 150,000 churches a DVD called “Silence is NOT an Option,” in which Mat Staver informs pastors about how they can be involved in local, state, and national issues and in vetting political candidates without fearing the IRS. “I want pastors to replace the muzzle with a megaphone,” Staver affirms.

The Salt and Light Council is a ministry tool for local churches and currently numbers about 80 congregations throughout the country. SLC conducts workshops and provides training to establish Salt & Light Biblical Citizenship Ministries in churches that offer education in worldview issues, along with ways people can advance religious liberty, the sanctity of human life, marriage, family, and support for Israel.

“Looking back on the birth of this nation, it is clear the Great Awakening gave birth to the American Revolution,” observes Staver. “The sermons of pastors were literally the fuel for the American Revolution. I believe the same can be true today. That is why Liberty Counsel is working with pastors and churches during this critical time in American history. The Salt and Light Council will greatly enhance our Pastors and Patriots initiative.”

Our country and culture are experiencing moral decay, but history proves the church can be a powerful voice for good. A Salt & Light Citizenship Ministry mobilizes groups of like-minded, concerned Christians to pray, become educated, and take action on issues that undermine our Biblical values and constitutional liberties.

“We are pleased to join forces with Mat Staver and Liberty Counsel,” said Dran Reese, President of The Salt and Light Council. “Salt & Light Biblical Citizenship Ministries train and equip citizens to become public servants dedicated to the mission field of government. As a turnkey ministry, we provide all the tools, training, and support needed to sustain this effort.

“The Church is where meaningful change has the best chance to succeed. With its emphasis on the legal protection and rights of the church, Liberty Counsel and The Salt and Light Council working together offer a complete package to restore our Christian heritage and influence,” Reese concluded.

A Salt & Light Citizenship Ministry creates maximum impact while requiring minimal time and effort from senior pastors and leadership. Rick Scarborough, President of Vision America, confirms, “I strongly recommend if you don’t have a Salt & Light Citizenship Ministry in your church that you get one as soon as possible. The Salt and Light Council helps educate the church body and its pastors to take action in our communities to defend our Christian and family values.”

“God birthed us for this moment,” says Staver. “It is time for pastors and patriots to rise up!”

If you are interested in bringing The Salt and Light Council into your church to establish a Salt & Light Citizenship Ministry, call 888-SALT 654 (725-8654) or go to to find out more. You can also call 800-671-1776.

Used with the permission of Liberty Counsel