Longtime Georgia Baptist pastor Tom Rush has been elected president of Ten Commandments Georgia to replace Jody Hice, the organization announced in a May 27 statement.
Rush, senior pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Social Circle, has been a TC-Ga board member for several years. In addition, he served as a military chaplain for the Navy and Air Force and in 2005 retired from the Air Force after 28 years of service.
Hice founded Ten Commandments Georgia in 2003 to support Barrow County’s legal defense after the ACLU sued the County Board of Commissioners to force the removal of a Ten Commandments display in the courthouse. Last fall he was elected to serve Georgia’s 10th District as a U.S. Congressman and has been active in that role since the beginning of the year.
“As the new president, Dr. Rush will be challenging citizens to acknowledge God through knowing, obeying, and displaying the Ten Commandments, thereby restoring a common moral code based upon God’s laws and the founding philosophy of our country,” Congressman Hice said.
Ten Commandments-Georgia, INC is a non-profit, grassroots organization committed to the task of locating, educating, and motivating citizens to acknowledge God through knowing, obeying, and displaying the Ten Commandments thereby, restoring a common moral code based upon God’s laws and the founding philosophy of our country, explains the organization at its website.