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Newsletter 5/17/22

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A Word from Dr. Scarborough

Dear Recover America Friend,

I believe that it is sinful for Christians not to vote!  Why, you may ask? James 4:17 (NIV) states: If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.  You and I have the sacred privilege, secured by the blood of thousands of American soldiers around the world, to choose our leaders.  It is shameful that so few Christians exercise their privilege to vote and that so few preachers urge them to do so. Only 17% of registered voters cast a ballot in the primary elections last March, which was actually high for a primary election.

But don’t celebrate!  Only about half of all eligible voters in America are registered so you can divide that number by half, meaning only 8.5% of all potential voters turned out to vote and only 5% of the those actually chose who would be the candidate for their respective parties.  95% stayed home watching Netflix or had some other lame excuse rather than doing what is necessary for a free nation to remain free.  Have you ever wondered out loud about the poor quality of choices we face on Election Day? 

Well…there you have your answer.  5% make the choice while 95% sleep on. I say…Wake Up Church!!!
John Jay, one of the members of our first Supreme Court, stated: "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers and it is the duty as well as the privilege and the interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."  But rather than Christians turning out in force to vote in Christians for our rulers, we skip primary elections while those committed to undermining our great nation spend untold millions to move the few who vote to do their bidding.

The result is men like our current President, who appears to be incompetent to lead a nation. Despite the fact that he seldom left his basement in Delaware to campaign, he received a record number of votes on Election Day.  I for one, suspect that the last election was rife with election fraud and I am committed to seeing to it that it never happens again.

You and I have until Friday to early vote, and then on May 24 you have one last opportunity.  Many ask me who to vote for, but the answer is a little complicated because different zip codes have different races.  I believe the best available unbiased resource is  There you simply insert your zip code and every candidate in every race that concerns you, is vetted for what they say as well as what they have done and more importantly, who financially supports them.
The only thing worse than not voting, is not voting correctly.  Occasionally I take the information I find into the voting booth so I can be sure I vote knowledgably on every candidate and issue.  If good and God fearing men and women don’t vote, then our elections will be decided by bad and God hating men and women, and they will NEVER choose Godly candidates.  The church of Jesus Christ holds the destiny of America, and if Christians continue to stay home on Election Day, our freedoms will soon be taken away.

Recover America is working on a project to enlist 2000 pastors who will commit to doing five things this fall:
  1. Pray for a Third Great Awakening in America
  2. Preach at least one sermon on why Christians should vote as followers of Christ, not as Republicans or Democrats.
  3. Conduct a voter registration drive in their church.
  4. Distribute voter guides so that every voter is educated with what candidates believe.
  5. Lead their people to the polls on Election Day.

Beloved, we need people like you to help us accomplish this huge undertaking for Jesus.  Please consider joining our team by becoming a monthly contributor to Recover America.  Press the donate button here to go directly to our donate page on our website.
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Upcoming Events to Pray For

Recover America is partnering with Tony Perkins and The Family Reseach Council  for an exclusive Pastors and Church Leaders Briefing on Friday June 3rd at Grace Church in The Woodlands Texas.   More details on flyer below.  

Please pray that God would bless this event and bring Pastors from every congregation together to hear these incredible speakers.  Please forward this registration link to any Pastors or Church Leaders that you know.

Please pray that God will continue to bless our efforts in trying to recover America.

I remain your servant and friend,
Dr. Rick Scarborough 
Recover America 

Dr. Rick Scarborough

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Upon graduation, Bill went to work for Humble Oil and Refining Department in the Marketing Sales Engineering Department. During his 38 career, he held various management and executive positions in Exxon USA’s Refining, Marketing, and Human Resources departments. Bill retired from Exxon in 2000 after a special assignment to coordinate the world-wide merger of the labor relations activities of Exxon and Mobil.

In 2000, Bill worked for a year during the start-up of Vision America, and then served as a member of the Board of Directors for Vision America until 2016. Bill and his wife built aretirement home in the mountains of Colorado. After 15 years they moved back to Austin to be closer to family. While in Austin, Bill was engaged with Keller Williams in residential real estate. They moved back to the Houston area in April of this year, and has worked with Recover America since.Bill is married to Deborah Gattis, a wonderful wife, mother of their children, grandmother, and worship leader/vocalist. They will celebrate their 40th anniversary this September. They have been richly blessed with 5 children and 12 grandchildren.

Dr. Scarborough is an ordained Minister and served as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Pearland, Texas from 1990 to 2002.  During his time there, he encouraged his congregation to live their faith and consider running for public office. Eventually, his church members occupied most of the seats on the city council and local school board.

Three church members later served with distinction in the Texas State Legislature, one of whom is now in the U.S. Congress, and another who served as a District Judge. A former member is currently the Mayor of Pearland, TX.

Since resigning from has First Baptist Church of Pearland in 2002, Dr. Scarborough personally addressed thousands of pastors, encouraging them to active in the civil arena, leading their congregations to vote their values and be salt and light, while never compromising their faith. He has been the focus of two award winning tv documentaries and has been featured on the front page of the Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, Kansas City Star, Dallas Morning News and Time Magazine, to name a few. He has frequently appeared on National TV standing up for Conservative Christian Values.

In 2018, Dr. Scarborough founded Recover America, a 501c3, which is a Christian non-profit organization, and in 2021, he founded Recover America Action, a Christian 501C4.

Dr. Scarborough is the author of five books. His latest release America in the Balance … “the American Dream vs. the Woke Nightmare was released in August, 2023. His one-minute commentaries,I’m Rick Scarborough and This is My Take” are currently airing daily on over 300 stations on the Bott Radio Network and the American Family Radio Network.

Dr. Scarborough received a B.A. from Houston Christian University, an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a D. Min. from Louisiana Baptist Theological Seminary, with additional studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Tommye, have three children, one of whom is in Heaven, four grandchildren, and one great granddaughter.