Ryan Binkley is trying to make the transition from pastor to president. At the April kickoff announcement, he exclaimed to the boisterous crowd: “I believe in God. I believe in America. I believe in freedom…”
Although he’s considered an outsider, Binkley is the CEO of a successful mergers and acquisitions firm with plenty of money to spend. He’s already lost about a million dollars on advertising in Iowa.
Ten years ago, he and his wife also opened a nondenominational house of worship in suburban Dallas. “We call our church ‘Creating Church’ based on Ephesians 2:10 that we were created in Christ Jesus; that we are his workmanship to do good things, great things,” Binkley said at CBN News.
Binkley says he wants to do big things as president of the United States. For this Texas CEO and pastor, it all literally came in a dream, several of them in fact.
“About seven or eight years ago, God gave me a dream, several in one night,” Binkley told CBN News. “The first was I ran for president and I won…six to eight months later I had another one. I was at the top of this stadium and someone announced that I was going to be the Republican leader for President of the United States and someone put a microphone in my hand in my dream and I was like, “Oh my God, God makes dreams come true” and bam , I woke up. And so it started and then there’s just this series of them to where now God is giving me messages for our country.”
So what are these messages from God that Binkley hears? “I think what God is saying is that he wants us as a nation to start focusing on the minimum,” he says. “The next word He gave me was to focus on the next generation, the young. Remember the word about the spirit of Elijah, when he comes, he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of children towards children. father. So we are already under judgment on this Earth, but God’s judgment is for the truth and it is to bring us back to Him…we must start thinking about our children for the future. When we do this, I think we will win the heart of God.”
His agenda is based on compassion and what he considers a common sense model for America. But it starts with getting our economy back on track.
“Under President Trump, we have accumulated $7.5 trillion in debt,” Binkley said. “So my message to America is: let’s be careful, again. I mean, you and I have a budget…so what I’m recommending is a road map to a balanced budget , who has to start pruning it and investing, that’s what I’m calling it.”
On immigration, he wants stricter border control that also includes a path to citizenship; when it comes to contributing to urban renewal, he wants more training programs. As for health care, he believes it is time to desocialize it. “I want to restore price transparency,” Binkley says. “It’s the only thing we buy as Americans that I know of, where we go to a doctor or the hospital and we no longer ask how much it costs me to be here.”
While all of the positions mentioned above are valid, Binkley faces an uphill climb. The goal is to qualify for one of the first two GOP debates next month. He believes it starts with practical solutions and a message of bringing people together — something he says the former president failed to do.
“He’s not a unifier,” Binkley told CBN News. “I mean, he rallies the base. It’s his marketing strategy. He’s a marketer, so he rallies the base to divide us between the right and the left and that’s his passion. I think that is getting a little older.”
Binkley cites the Bible to point the way forward in a divided America. “In Ecclesiastes it says this: There is a time for war and a time for peace; a time to tear down and a time to rebuild. It is a time to heal our land, but we must focus on real solutions that matter and when if we do that, we will lead economically and we will lead internationally.” Words spoken like a true pastor who seeks to bring a message of healing and hope to America .