CAPITOL COMMISSION INC

Gospel Hope & Spiritual Strength for Government Leaders

aka capitolcom.org   |   Raleigh, NC   |  https://www.capitolcom.org

Mission

Capitol Commission is committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ in the Capitol communities of the world as well as following the Biblical mandate of praying for our elected officials nationwide. We presently endorse or have State Ministers serving in 24 state capitols. They have a ministry of presence to legislators, staffs, lobbyists, and others in those capitols. The states we presently serve are: AR, AZ, CA, CO, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WV, WY Our State Ministers teach weekly Bible studies for legislators, lobbyists and staff. These studies are distributed to each capitol office, e-mailed and are available throughout the Capitol. Events held are: Pastors' Commission at the Capitol, prayer breakfasts and election-eve prayer walks.

Notes from the nonprofit

64% of the population of the United States live in the states where Capitol Commission has an active State Minister or endorses a ministry. We serve almost 3600 state legislators and their staffs, capitol building staffs, and lobbyists.

Ruling year info

2010

President

Dr, Brad Harbaugh

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Gary De Graaf

Main address

2600 Fairview Rd Suite 200

Raleigh, NC 27608 USA

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EIN

27-1085525

NTEE code info

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The legislators leaders of our states need spiritual guidance when deciding on laws. Not that CC tries to influence the issues or bills but merely gives Biblical insight into God's wisdom and his ways. Just as Wilberforce, in the English Parliament, changed the world by helping enact the legislation which abolished the slave trade in the English empire because of his fundamental Christian worldview, we strive to teach God's word and wisdom through regular Bible study and counsel for the legislators. The prayers for our political leaders are very important. It is important to God and it is important for the legislators to know that they are being prayed for. Their positions can be very lonely and full of pressures from their political party, their constituents, and their family. Pray1Tim2 not only reminds people to pray but it also facilitates the users to communicate with their leaders and tell them that they are being prayed for through email, Facebook, Twitter, or Text.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Bible Studies,

Bible studies are conducted in each of the 23 state capitols we presently serve.

Population(s) Served
Adults

In addition to prayers offered in each of the capitol buildings where our State Ministers serve we have an internet presence which people can view at and add their prayers for their Leaders in Authority; see www.pray1tim2.org(http://www.pray1tim2.org) Program below.

Population(s) Served
Adults

All pastors in a state and partners of Capitol Commission are invited to participate in a day of fellowship, challenge, prayer and meeting with their state legislators in the capitol. Guest Speakers from around the state or country are invited to speak at a luncheon or dinner that is held honoring God and blessing of the legislators by the pastors.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Christians

Our Internet Website Programs are designed to get the nation praying for their public leaders as St. Paul reminded Christians to do in his first letter to his young coworker, Timothy.  That is why the website is based on the scripture of 1Tim2:1-4.  Visitors to this website may choose their U.S. State and on that state page they will see political leaders to pray for.  They may also chose pull up all of the political leaders for that state and look at their picture and pray for them individually or collectively.  While visiting their state page they may sign up to receive a weekly or monthly email reminding them of who to pray for that day.
They can also sign up to receive emails each day with six of their state leaders to pray for or they can review them in Twitter or Face Book postings for each of the 50 states. Also offered at: www.publicservantsprayer.org(http://www.publicservantsprayer.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Salvation of those who have not yet put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ

Political leaders, like all people, need the forgiveness of sins and the new life that comes through putting one’s faith in Jesus Christ. "God our Savior . . . . wants all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1Timothy 2:3b-4). Praying for the salvation of political leaders should be a top priority in a Christian’s life (Acts 4:10-12; Romans 10:9).

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

A Resolution Recognizing and Commending Capitol Commission 2014

Georgia State Senate Resolution

A Resolution Recognizing and Commending Capitol Commission 2012

Georgia State House Resolution

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2015

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2016

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2017

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2018

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2019

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Memb 2020

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Memb 2021

Number of State Capitols in which Capitol Commission has a State Ministry or endorses a ministry which is proclaiming the gospel through Bible Studies, Praying to open legislatures as well as other times, and a presence.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Christians

Related Program

Bible Studies,

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Capitol Commission has a State Minister in twenty-four states that they endorse are on the payroll of the ministry. Several other states have unendorsed men working in the capacity of State Minister.

Number of legislators, staff members, and capitol employees who have heard the gospel, been prayed for, studied the Bible with our minister, or had personal counseling.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Christians, Interfaith groups, Jewish people, Muslims, Secular groups

Related Program

Bible Studies,

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The ministry of Capitol Commission is known by the Presence of our State Ministers, their proclamation of the Word of God through Bible Studies, and their praying. Attendance records aren't kept.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Activists

Related Program

Bible Studies,

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020 and 2021 Bible Studies were greatly affected by Covid. The numbers for these years are an estimate of the number who Zoomed in for a Bible Study or met in person. 2019 data is an estimate

Number of people on the organization's email list

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

State Ministers may also have contacts which are not on our National Database because of the state basis for communicating with people, organizations, churches, et.al.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Capitol Commission (CC), founded in 2009, is committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ in the Capitol communities of the world, as well as following the Biblical mandate of praying for our elected officials. CC’s mission is to reach the Capitol community for Christ, one person at a time, to disciple them, and to prepare them for a lifetime of ministry.
We serve almost 3,700 legislators, 15,000 staff, and over 25,000 lobbyists.
Our aim is to improve the political welfare of our nation through a Biblical allegiance to the central doctrines of Christianity. The words of Wm Wilberforce, the 18th C. Christian and member of the British Parliament encourage us. “Conviction of these doctrines gives rise to true affections for spiritual things. It breaks the power of pride, greed and fear, and it transforms the morals of an entire nation. If true Christianity gains ground, ‘there is no estimating the effects on public morals, and the consequent influence on our political welfare.’
Our goal at Capitol Commission is committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ in the Capitol communities of the world as well as following the Biblical mandate of praying for our elected officials nationwide.

The passion of the CC State Ministers and national staff is the Great Commission mandate (Mt.28:19-20) and seeing it carried out among our nation’s leaders. Through the process of evangelizing, establishing, and equipping legislators and others who work in state capitols across the nation, we believe God will change hearts and advance His Kingdom for His glory.

Another aspect, is the ministry of presence and relationship development. Therefore, our State Ministers spend significant time in the capitol and visiting the legislators in their districts. While in the state capitol, legislators are often away from their families, churches, accountability partners and friends. The pressures of politics, from their political party, public opinion, the media, lobbyists, and constituents, can cause legislators to legislate apart from a Biblical worldview. The presence of our ministers also gives legislators the opportunity and encouragement to share their struggles, anxieties and fears.

Pray1Tim2.org is promoted at every public relations event, our website, our newsletters, and our emails. We have had over 2,000 people sign up to receive emails from Pray1Tim2.org. Unfortunately, people do unsubscribe because they don't want to get another email and/or they don't want to spend the time praying. We persevere in our efforts to get people to sign up and pray. Our CC President, State Ministers, and Board of Directors are very active in utilizing and promoting Pray1Tim2.org.

Our leaders and staff are well educated and have had many years of experience. . It is a very deliberate process we have undertaken to find states where we are wanted, and where we can provide a man dedicated to achieving our goals. CC strives to communicate with the Capitol community by way of the internet. A basic website (www.capitolcom.org) has been maintained and improved upon. Sub pages : our mission, Statement of Faith, welcome from our president, and his biography.

The Home page consolidates the latest CC news from across the states. Bible Studies are posted and when scheduled. Upcoming events are also posted. The website content is interactively supported by the state ministers who post information, videos, pictures, and news of upcoming events without depending on a central staff. CC is on the Social Media; not to promote a political agenda but to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. Prayer requests for legislators are regularly posted to Facebook and Tweeted.

Pray1Tim2.org has a link at the top of our home page capitolcom.org. It is easy to add this link to our communications. It is easy, with today's technology, to demonstrate Pray1Tim2.org at church meetings, fund raising dinners, and on an ipad or laptop. Technically, we utilize one of the best web services, and it is written a very high level language which makes modifying it very easy. We recently added daily scripture or wisdom words at a very low cost.

Capitol Commission (CC) has accomplished the establishment of a ministry which is recognized as the preeminent legislative ministry in America. Its State Ministers are personally recognized in the halls of their state capitols, and sought after by people in the capitol in times of personal difficulty, grief, and illness. They often open legislative sessions in prayer.

The Bible Studies that our ministers teach impact the legislators, staff, and others in the capitol. An outline of notes of the Bible Study are delivered throughout the capitol to the many offices. They are known for what they give and known for not asking anything in return.

Political leaders, like all people, need the forgiveness of sins and the new life that comes through putting one’s faith in Jesus Christ. “God our Savior . . . wants all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1Timothy 2:3b-4). Praying for the salvation of political leaders should be a top priority in a Christian’s life.

Each time that the legislators go out of office and new ones are elected in our organization makes sure that they know about Pray1Tim2.org. We have a promotional card that we can give to them and their staffs. It is also used at churches and our events.

Financials

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CAPITOL COMMISSION INC

Board of directors
as of 03/24/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gary De Graaf

Jer-Z-Boyz Ranch

Term: 2018 - 2023

Gary DeGraaf

Jer-z Boyz Ranch

Eric Turner

EQUIP

Mike Massey

Shawnee Bible Church

Donald Trott

ABWE -retired

Brad Harbaugh

Capitol Commission

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/24/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data