Sen. Tim Scott (R- S.C.) has been awarded the 2023 Distinguished Christian Statesman Award for his work and commitment to Christian values while he works in politics.
Scott received the award this week at a presentation at the D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship in Washington, Religion News Service reports.
“The future of our nation depends in large part on the character and integrity of our leaders,” said Dr. Rob Pacienza, Senior Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and President and CEO of D. James Kennedy Ministries. “We are grateful for Sen. Scott’s commitment to stand boldly for truth and righteousness in his service to God and our nation and are honored to present him with this year’s Distinguished Christian Statesman Award.”
Scott is hoping to make a run for the presidency in 2024.
He has previously said he is first “a biblical leader and not as a Republican or conservative leader.”
“We should stop and thank the Lord that we live in an America where any kid from any zip code can rise beyond their circumstances and achieve their version of the American Dream. That’s possible because our founding fathers crafted a country based on a rock, the Lord God,” said Scott during his acceptance. “We have troubles. We have challenges. We have things that make us fearful in this nation, but remember – greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.”
As a city councilman in Charleston, Scott led efforts to post the Ten Commandments at a city building. He was both praised and criticized for the move.
“Sen. Scott is a prime example of a true Christian Statesman who is living out his Christian faith in public life,” said Lauren Cooley, Executive Director of the D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship. “He stands strong for biblical beliefs through both his words and actions, making him a worthy recipient of this year’s award.”
Since 1996, the annual Distinguished Christian Statesman Award has recognized men and women who endeavor to live out their Christian faith in public life.
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