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“In 2011 my wife and I founded Freedom’s Journal Institute. We believed then, and still do now, that a strong Christian faith requires our participation in the political process. God established government and the laws or public policy that shape our society. It is therefore incumbent upon the Church to vote its values and stand for what we say we believe.

Thanks for the support that makes it all possible!“


Eric M. Wallace, PhD

Black Conservative Summit

June 15, 2017 8:00 am

Join us for the BCS 2017 in Washington, D.C. The BCS is the perennial gathering in the nation, aligning America’s leading conservative clergy, lawmakers, community leaders and Christian activists with a biblical worldview from across the country.

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May 2011 – Freedom's Journal Institute was formed, on paper. Dr. Eric and Jennifer Wallace were its co-founders.

September 2012 – We began to hold our first board meetings and plan for the Black Conservative Summit.

August 2013 –- We held our first Black Conservative Summit in St. Charles IL a suburb of Chicago.

July 2014 -- Lonnie Poindexter Joins us as the managing director. Freedom's Journal radio is launched on the Urban Family Talk Radio. Dr Wallace takes a leave of absence to run for Congress.

September 2014 -- The BCS leadership initiative is held in Washington D.C. at the Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies & Citizenship.

November 5, 2014 -- Dr. Wallace returns as president of FJI after an unsuccessful run for political office.

July 31, 2015 -- FJI holds its first RISE Initiative Conference, "In Defense of Life: Why All Lives Matter," in Tinley Park, Illinois. Gov. Mike Huckabee spoke

October1, 2015 -- FJI co-sponsors Dr. Ben Carson to speak during the Olivet Nazarene University Chapel

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