Pastor Tim Cruse
Tim Cruse is the Pastor of Shining Light Baptist Church in Monroe NC. He and his wife Rebekah have 10 children and 7 grandchildren. They have been serving at Shining Light since March 7, 1990.
Pastor Cruse has a heart for people and for our state. He faithfully prays for our leaders and sees the need to help connect other Pastors with their representatives for prayer and shared input.
Please pray for Pastor Cruse as he also serves the Lord and our state through Awake America NC.
DIRECTOR STATE CAPITOL INITIATIVE
Brad Cranston was born in Sewickley, PA on December 2, 1962. He accepted Christ as his Savior a few weeks before turning six years old.
In June 1985 Bro. Cranston was married to Heidi Marie Christner at Marion Ave. Baptist Church in Washington, IA. Over the years God has blessed them with eight children: Kristina (Scott Mercer), Brad Jr, (Patricia Murray), Suzanna, Kayla, Tiffany, Emily, Jacob and Joanna.
In the Spring of 1992 the Cranstons moved to Burlington, IA where Bro. Cranston assumed the pastorate of a 16 month old church plant meeting in a rented room at the local community college. In the fall 1992 the church was chartered and organized as Heritage Baptist Church.
In 2008, sensing the moral and spiritual decline of our political process, Bro. Cranston founded Iowa Baptists for Biblical Values. Over the years that effort has increased to include a weekly presence of Baptist pastors at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines and trusted relationships with numerous good and godly Iowa legislators.
In January of 2015 Pastor Cranston also became the Director of the Awake America State Capitol Initiative with the goal of reproducing his Iowa State Capitol efforts in other states. To date, State Capitol Initiatives have been launched in North Carolina, California, Maryland, Colorado, Ohio, New York, Michigan, and Alabama.