In June of 2011 Drake spurned tradition by nominating himself as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, but lost the election to Marietta’s Johnson Ferry Baptist Church pastor Bryant Wright by a vote of 2,274 to 102.
In national politics Drake was the vice-presidential candidate for the Independent Party in California in 2008. Running for president on top of the ticket was Alan Keyes, who was appointed as ambassador to the United Nations by President Ronald Reagan. Drake was also a write-in presidential candidate in 2012.
Drake’s running mate for the November 2016 election is Blossom Brackman, chairman of the Congressional Women of Sovereign Authority International and prayer deputy for The Congressional Prayer Conference of Washington, DC.
Party politics have ruined this country. It’s time we got back to our history of ministers of the Gospel running for office without a party.
The California pastor has spent a lot of time in Washington since 2000 and has seen the operation of our politics on Capitol Hill. He explained, “It’s time for the Judeo-Christian voice to be heard by our policy makers. They can try to kick the Word of God out of politics, but they will never stop the voice of God through ‘We the people of the United States.’ We are the People of His Presence.”
Drake is also known for his “imprecatory prayers” in which he asks God to strike down President Barack Obama and many others.
According to Christianity Today Drake said he decided to seek the US presidency because the presidential candidates from both sides of the political fence seem incapable of solving America’s problems.
“I decided to run for president of the United States, because we are in trouble in this country, politically speaking,” Drake told the Gospel Herald.
“The Democrats have done a lot of damage, but the Republicans have done almost as much. Party politics have ruined this country. It’s time we got back to our history of ministers of the Gospel running for office without a party,” Drake told Christianity Today.
Drake continued, “When I am elected as president, I will have no obligations to any party. We want to get America back to one nation under God. We, as politicians, need to be responsible only to Almighty God. Not Allah, not some other god, but the God that this nation was founded on.”
Drake’s campaign platform is also summed up in this simple equation: Justice + Mercy + Faith.
It is difficult to keep up with how many presidential candidates there are, but another hat has been thrown into the ring.