On Sunday, April 23, a Republican presidential candidate officially entered the 2024 race with exuberant fanfare from a large packed Dallas auditorium of supporters. So far, major national news media response has been….crickets. Yet, other than having no political experience and almost no national name recognition, Ryan Binkley has the characteristics of a nearly perfect Republican candidate.
He is a handsome 55-year-old successful business man; founder and pastor of a large Dallas church; married to Ellie, a beautiful South Korean immigrant; and has five children. He is a staunch fiscal conservative, America first advocate, yet exudes compassion for the disadvantaged. He is very articulate, as is his wife, and doesn’t shy from acknowledging the hand of God in America’s past, present, and future.
Binkley is CEO and Co-founder of Generational Equity Group, a full-service business advisory and investment firm involved in the marketing of privately held businesses. Since 2006, his company has successfully completed over 1,300 acquisitions. With over 400 employees in 15 regional offices, the company has received numerous awards and recognitions. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration.
The candidate is also founder and pastor of Create Church, a nondenominational congregation in Richardson, Texas. From 2009 to 2012, Ryan and Ellie led the College and Career ministry at Covenant Church in the North Dallas area. In 2012, they started Create Church which has grown to have a major impact for Christ’s Kingdom in the Dallas area. Through Binkley’s unique background in business and ministry, he has, for the last few years, felt an increasingly strong calling of God to seek the office of president.
Ryan faces a formidable lineup of previously announced Republican candidates Donald Trump, Nikki Haley, Asa Hutchinson, Vivek Ramaswamy, Larry Elder, and Perry Johnson along with the presumptive candidate, Ron DeSantis. His first stop will be Iowa which will hold the first primary election next February.
You can view the entire official announcement here. It’s worth your time.
From a practical view, this inexperienced and unknown candidate wouldn’t gain enough traction to even qualify for the debates. However, with much of America’s lackluster enthusiasm for other candidates, and the hints of spiritual awakening across the land, practicality could give way to the miraculous. God may be giving His chosen nation one more (maybe last) chance by raising up a seemingly unlikely “David” to be His anointed leader. It will be interesting to see what the media and the political elite do with this anomaly candidate over the next several weeks.
So many people thought President Trump was the devil incarnate . I knew he wasn’t perfect but certainly better than the others. Hard to understand todays voters. We can pray, support and hope we’re right and win. God bless America.
In God I Trust!!
Let’s get America on the right path again. Right and Wrong would do this.