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Pastor to bring American history to life on Sunday

The Black Robed Regiment is coming to Lawton First Assembly. 

Pastor Don Barnes and the congregation of Lawton First Assembly will host "Bringing Back the Black Robed Regiment" at the church, 2201 NW 82nd, at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday.

"Bringing Back the Black Robed Regiment" is a multimedia presentation presented by Oklahoma pastor and State Rep. Dan Fisher who, dressed in period costume, brings to life a critical piece of American history most have never heard. Fisher tells the story of the Patriot Pastors of the 18th century who boldly spoke out from their pulpits about liberty and British tyranny and who, when the time came, led the men of their congregations to fight for liberty in the American Revolutionary War. 

Fisher contends that modern pastors and church leaders must also show this same "spirit" and stand against today's forces bent on destroying our once great republic, according to a press release.

Fisher began preaching at age 16 and was a pastor by the age of 23. He has been a pastor for over 34 years and has served churches in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Recently, he resigned as the senior pastor of the 1,000-member Trinity Baptist Church in Yukon, where he had been serving since 1992, to help start the new Liberty Church in Yukon.

In addition to serving as pastor of his church and serving in the Oklahoma Legislature, Fisher has been crisscrossing the country telling the story of a time when America's Patriot Pastors were not afraid to address "political" topics from their pulpits. Stressing that today's church needs to re-engage, Fisher states in a press release, "The church of the 18th century presided over the 'sunrise' of liberty in North America. If modern Christians do not awaken, sadly, the 21st century church could very well preside over the 'sunset' of liberty in North America."

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