COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Oct 12, 2018 — Dr. James Dobson, founder, Dr. Tim Clinton, executive director, and Jenna Ellis, Esq., director of the Dobson Policy Center, issue the following joint statement on behalf of the James Dobson Family Institute:
"2 Peter 2:9 tells us 'the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials.' Today, with the release of Pastor Andrew Brunson, God has proven once again He is faithful to His promises. On behalf of everyone at the JDFI, we are tremendously encouraged by the positive resolution to this story. We want to extend our gratitude to President Trump, Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo, Ambassador Brownback, and all other U.S. officials who worked diligently behind the scenes to secure Pastor Brunson's freedom. While this is first and foremost a great day for Pastor Brunson and his family, it is also a victory for the cause of religious freedom throughout the world, and we thank God for it."