ENDORSEMENTS

Endorsements from Legislators

Endorsements from Capitol Staff & Lobbyists

Endorsements from Ministry Leaders

2 Samuel 23:3b “The one who rules over mankind righteously, who rules in the fear of God, is like the light of morning at sunrise.”

“The spiritual support that Pastor Frank Erb provides to legislators is a welcome addition to our busy week. The meetings provide time to study the Bible and better understand its meaning, which is very helpful.”

Senator Jim Beall (San Jose)

“Frank Erb has been a profound influence and help to me during a very difficult time in my life. I will eternally be grateful because Frank was available and accessible to listen and help me develop a truly intimate and genuine relationship with Christ. This changed the entire trajectory of my life. I strongly urge everyone in the Capitol to tap into this ministry and experience the joy of trusting every day in God’s care and promises for us.”

Chief of Staff, California State Assembly, 2019

“I am thankful for Frank Erb’s support and friendship during my time in the Senate. I will always remember the fellowship and love in the room during our weekly Legislators’ Bible Study group.”

Senator Roderick Wright (Inglewood)

“I urge support for Frank Erb’s work. His discernment, his strict focus on the Biblical Word, and his desire to help me continue trying to live the life that God has planned for me is a gift from God. He is engaged in laying the cornerstone of faith among legislators that will help them keep God first in their lives. All of us who have experienced inviting Christ into our lives know that this is what will put out state back on the right track faster and better than any other action.”

Senate Minority Leader Jean Fuller (Bakersfield)

“Frank Erb of is performing a valuable service to legislators in Sacramento by providing necessary spiritual support that assists us in keeping our priorities straight.”

Assemblymember Dan Logue (Marysville)

“Like many people during the pandemic, I suffered from loneliness, depression and hopelessness. A coworker at the time would talk to me about his faith and eventually persuaded me to go to a Bible study for Capitol employees taught by Pastor Frank Erb. Then Frank persuaded me to read the Gospel of John, which I found totally convincing. I’m now a believer, a baby believer, and Frank and others continue to guide me on this path.”

Matt Fleming, Capitol Senior-Level Staff Member

“It’s very easy to lose sight of why we’re really here on this planet. Frank Erb and his ministry brings that home here at the Capitol. I encourage every legislature to have this in their Capitol, and every legislator who I meet should take part in something like this. It’s very important to their spiritual life.

Senator Sam Aanestad (Grass Valley)

“Serving in the Legislature should be an experience serving God’s purposes, but it is ironically one that can take you farther from God. Pastor Frank Erb has prevented that for me.” 

Assemblymember Das Williams (Santa Barbara)

“Frank Erb’s ministry at the Capitol is an extremely important ministry. I spent 31 years on the California Highway Patrol, patrolling some of the toughest districts in the State in South Central Los Angeles, but I will tell you this Capitol building is a very, very, tough environment. It is a spiritual warfare here, so we need your help, and remember us in your daily prayers.”

Assemblymember Danny Gilmore (Hanford)

“Knowing Frank Erb and that he is praying for us and helping us has made a big difference in my time in the legislature. I am thankful for his commitment to the Lord’s work.

Assemblymember Cheryl Brown (Rialto)

“Pastor Frank Erb allowed me to keep Jesus first and foremost in my heart and mind while at the State Capitol.” 

U.S. Congress Member, former State Senator, Juan Vargas (San Diego)

“During my time in the Legislature, I have come to count on Pastor Frank Erb as I work through the many challenges, both personal and professional, I face in the State Capitol.  Frank’s candor and ability to apply scripture to everyday life have made him an invaluable part of the Capitol community and I am proud to call him a friend.”

Assemblymember Cameron Smyth (Santa Clarita)

“Frank Erb is a true friend of legislators and all of us. He selflessly comes to the Capitol, giving of himself to be a comfort, an inspiration, a guide and a companion. He is a bed rock example of faith to those who thirst for guidance, understanding, empathy and real caring in their challenged lives. He has spent real time in the pressure cooker environment of Sacramento so he understands what all those who work in the Capitol and in the agencies must contend with. He is a respected and dear friend.” 

Senator Jim Nielsen (Gerber)

“It is because of Pastor Frank Erb that I have a life-changing relationship with the Lord. Pastor Erb was the first person in my life who really articulated Christ’s desire to have a deep personal relationship with me. I will be forever grateful.”

Shane Lavigne, Lobbyist

“I have found Frank Erb a thoughtful, dedicated, and articulated follower of Jesus, in whatever capacity he is serving, whether in Church life, or in his important role serving at our state Capitol in Sacramento. I strongly recommend Frank to you without reservation, as a servant of Christ to be held in high regard.”

Rick Weber, Nor-Cal Regional Minister, North American Baptist Conference

“I am so grateful that Pastor Frank Erb helps California legislators stop and seek God’s wisdom and guidance through the Legislators Bible Studies every Wednesday. It would be wonderful if all legislators would someday share this blessed time together. I am indeed so blessed to have Frank as my Capitol Pastor.”

Assemblymember Steven Choi (Orange County)

“Pastor Frank Erb is absolutely necessary inside the State Capitol. I know firsthand that the halls and office of the Capitol can be the loneliest places around. Legislators often do not share their pains or personal crisis because of fear. Frank lets them know that Jesus is listening and loves them. The weekly Bible study offers legislators and staff a break from politics and an opportunity to focus on the eternal. I encourage everyone to support this ministry with their prayers and their resources.”

Senator, Assembly Minority Leader, Bill Leonard

“When I became a believer in the fall of 2018, I did not have many role-models for how a Christian man should live his life. I had hundreds of questions, and was desperate for someone to learn from. When I was introduced to Pastor Frank Erb by my wife who also works in state government, my prayers were answered. Frank brings an academic and scientific perspective to his teachings, and his knowledge of Scripture is incredible. Any time I have a question or want to talk about something that is weighing on my heart, Frank is willing to take the extra time to talk and pray with me. Since being introduced to Frank, I have developed a deeper relationship with Jesus and a greater understanding of His teachings in the Bible. Praise God for Pastor Frank Erb!” 

Harrison Anderson, State Analyst

“What a unique opportunity we have as Pastor Frank brings us in-depth Bible studies each week. The studies are priceless, engaging and available to anyone, regardless of party affiliation. The mid-week Bible Study offers me a chance to break away from my busy work schedule and re-focus on the Word of God and its eternal significance to me. Frank’s exuberance, passion and love for the Word of God keeps me engaged as he helps me grasp the whole story of God’s love for us through the Scriptures.  It is a non-threatening, non-judgmental environment where we can dig deeper in to understanding God’s mercy, saving grace and unconditional love for every one of us.  We can ask the hard questions of Pastor Frank and get honest answers found in Scripture as we learn about Jesus Christ and our purpose in life. Anyone, at any stage of his or her understanding of the Scriptures is welcomed without any cost or demands of you. It is a wonderful service and I have been honored to attend his studies for years and look forward to many more years to come.” 

Jennifer Hatfield, Capitol Staff Member

“I have observed the ministry and the serious commitment that Frank Erb has exercised in Sacramento, Capital of California. I have observed his relationship with State Senators and Assembly Members. I have noticed the respect he has gained from the political class of California. I have prayed with Frank Erb for the life responsibilities and burdens that these politicians carry. And I believe that the biblical bases and the practical wisdom that Frank Erb has practiced is the kind of ministry that every state capitol as well as the federal government politicians need in the USA. I pray that God will continue to uphold and use the ministry of Frank Erb in California. I also want to encourage all believers who care for the state of the nation for the direction of the political dialogue national and state-wide, to support Frank Erb’s ministry.

Luis Palau, International Evangelist

“I have been attending Pastor Erb’s bible discussion and discipleship groups for more than 2 years. Frank’s insight into the Bible is remarkable and his ability to explain it in simple, clear terms make the meetings so powerful and rewarding. I have been a Christ follower for 36 years and am quite familiar with the bible, but I always walk away with fresh insight and perspective after attending the meetings. However, Frank’s best quality, in my opinion, is his genuine interest in others; no matter who you are or whatever your background, Frank will make time for you…to me, that is Christ-likeness.”

Gary Gutierrez, Engineer, California Department of Transportation

“Frank Erb is the moral heart of the Capitol community. As legislators we spend so much time with the details of bills and laws that we can neglect the bigger picture. Frank’s Biblical teachings and reflections help us focus on more than just what is legal, but what is right. He helps me and other legislators live a Christ-filled life and I treasure our time together sharing the wisdom and love of God.”

Senator, BOE Member, Ted Gaines (El Dorado Hills)

“Chaos and distraction from God come with elected office. Pastor Frank Erb helps provide a refreshing pause during the week, with spiritual support and nourishment that helps keep us elected officials better grounded in God’s word.”

Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (Diamond Bar)

In the State Capitol, Pastor Frank Erb earnestly encourages the legislators who attend his weekly Bible studies. The spiritual support he provides through the inspiration of the Word helps us honor God and remain strong for those we serve.”   

Assembly Minority Leader Martin Garrick (Carlsbad)

“Pastor Frank Erb’s servant’s heart to reach out to Legislative Staff has been LIFE-CHANGING for me. He has always been open to talk and pray with me during challenging times in my life without asking for anything in return.”

Chief of Staff for a California State Legislator, October 2021

“Frank Erb is a treasure to me and many others within California’s Capitol. For several years now, I have witnessed him faithfully and passionately teach the word of God to legislators and their staffers, lobbyists, state workers, and encourage them to live out their faith within a profession that can be very hostile to Christianity.”

Greg Burt, Legislative Staff, Capitol Advocacy Organization

“Those of us serving in government and politics face unique challenges and pressures, and it can be difficult to find ministry leaders who understand those struggles. Pastor Frank Erb fills this need by providing us with carefully-tailored weekly bible studies and one-on-one outreach, to remind us that no matter the headlines or difficulties of the day we have a God we can trust and who wants to have a relationship with us. He also creates a community to show us we are not alone as Christians in government.  In the process, he not only blesses us personally but all Californians who are impacted by the decisions the state legislature and state agencies make.”

Andy Nevis, State Legislative Analyst