Returning to a Biblical worldview in American society and politics

Michigan Coalition for Freedom
PO Box 162
Sturgis, MI 49091

March 8th, 2022

The Michigan Coalition for Freedom, a bipartisan, non-profit advocacy group will be hosting the first of its Gubernatorial Values Forums this month. The event will be held at the Deltaplex, Grand Rapids, on March 29th, with doors opening at 5:30pm.

Gubernatorial candidates will be invited to speak about their platforms, values, and personal beliefs before a live audience, before taking questions.

Forum moderators will include former gubernatorial candidate and state senator, Patrick Colbeck, national television presenter and host of America Shines, Aubrey Shines, and journalist, April Moss.

Broadcasters and media attendance will include Real America’s Voice and Salem Media Group.

The Grand Rapids forum will be followed with two additional events, to be held at the Kaufman Center, Marquette, on May 27th, and Detroit, venue TBC, on June 18th.

The motivation behind these forums was recently summed up by founding board chairman, Apostle Ellis Smith, noting, “Michigan voters have long wanted a more in-depth forum for engaging with political candidates on values-based issues and concerns. The Michigan Coalition for Freedom will be focused on addressing that critical credibility gap and providing more meaningful dialogue.”

In addition, the Michigan Coalition for Freedom is also working to identify, recruit, and train individuals desiring to bring a Biblical values perspective back into state and local government policies.

Michigan CFF president, Ellis Smith, and its board members are available for interviews and comment, and can be contacted by emailing:

The Michigan Coalition for Freedom is a Registered 501 (c) (4) and represents an alliance of influential pastors, politicians, and community leaders within Michigan’s four million strong faith community.

Michigan CFF is partnering with the following organizations: