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The Religious Affiliation of
John Ensign
U.S. Senator from Nevada


Senator John Ensign's official government biography lists his religious affiliation as "Christian," but does omits identification of his denomination. Sen. Ensign is a member of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.

From: Jane Ann Morrison, "Race opens for Bernstein, Ensign" in Las Vegas Review-Journal, 19 March 200 (URL: http://www.lvrj.com/cgi-bin/printable.cgi?/lvrj_home/2000/Mar-19-Sun-2000/news/13169727.html):

Ensign is an evangelical Christian who attends the Meadows Fellowship Foursquare Church in Las Vegas. He has participated in mass rallies conducted by the Promise Keepers, a men-only Christian group, and during his four years as a congressman had a 100 percent voter approval record from the Christian Coalition.
From: "Foursquare Convention 2003, Philadelphia, PA", 29 April 2003, on "Special Convention Report" page on official website of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (http://foursquare.org/report.cfm; viewed 25 August 2005):
Foursquare Convention 2003 kicked off from the Grand Ballroom of the downtown Philadelphia Marriott. Hosted by Foursquare president Dr. Paul Risser, the evening's theme "the future is now" was the catalyst for every moment of the multi-media celebration. From the opening dancers and anointed worship to the innovative video and captivating stories of hope, the Foursquare family is strong. Affirming 80 years of Foursquare foundation, Dr. Risser engaged in dialogue with many of the denomination's current and future leaders; Jim Scott, Terry Risser, Ralph Moore, Wayne Cordeiro, Ann Roth, Amar Rambisoon, Ted Olbricht, and Wilson Bodejo were among the evening's guests.

Also present was Senator John Ensign (R - NV) who shared his story of entering politics after being a successful business man and veterinarian in his home state of Nevada. He encouraged the audience to raise the name of Jesus above racial, religious, and party lines. Senator Ensign expressed his appreciation for the Foursquare family, but was quick to emphasize that we are just a part of the overall kingdom God is building throughout the world.

The evening was seasoned with light-hearted humor as Ben Franklin (played by James Lashly) talked about the individual impact each of us has on church multiplication. More than just a service, Tuesday evening was a rallying point for the Foursquare family to see real people changed by the power of Jesus. The future is now. Our future is now.

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