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Rev. Dean Nelson

"As Chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation I wholeheartedly endorse Leon Benjamin for Richmond City Committee Chairman

His passion, character and commitment to the city make him the only choice for new creative leadership." 

Rev. Dean Nelson


Frederick Douglass Foundation

 Barbara Zedler

Leon Benjamin has the vision, energy, and enthusiasm to invigorate and grow the Republican Party in Virginia.

I wholeheartedly support Leon for Chairman of the Republican Party in Richmond!

His fearless, principled leadership will make the GOP in Richmond Great Again!

Barbara Zedler, M.D.


For Immediate Release

The Virginia Watchmen Council is pleased to endorse Leon Benjamin for Richmond City Unit Republican Committee Chairman of the Republican Party of Richmond, VA. Rev. Benjamin, a man of sterling character, is a US Military veteran and entrepreneur. As a husband, father, and pastor, he is committed to securing “the Blessings of Liberty” to his own and the next generation of Americans.

As a man of faith and action, Leon has been very active in his community, working with public officials and community leaders to improve education, and promote business development and economic reform. He has worked with State and city organizations such as the Virginia Department of Health, Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Richmond City Police, Richmond Behavioral Health Authority, and the Governor’s Office to facilitate mentoring programs and support various community development initiatives.

As a Conservative clergyman, Rev. Benjamin holds a conviction that “all men are created equal, and “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,” among which are “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” He subscribes to the idea that government at every level exists to secure these rights, deriving its just powers from the consent of the governed. As an economic Conservative, he believes that free-market Capitalism is the best route to prosperity and economic independence.

Apostle Benjamin attended the University of Virginia and Virginia Union University for engineering. He and his wife Maria are both natives of Richmond. They have three beautiful children, Delcarmen, Leon Jr., and Destiny and pastor New Life Harvest Church in Richmond.

 Kris Allen

"I endorse Leon Benjamin for Richmond GOP Unit Chair.  Leon is a man of faith, a veteran, an entrepreneur, and has run for public office.  As a conservative, he adheres to the Republican Creed.  As a pastor of a Southside Richmond church, he has engaged independents and disenfranchised Democrats to embrace liberty and free market-based principles.  He is uniquely qualified to lead the RVA GOP unit and grow its influence in Richmond.

Kris Allen


Virginia Education Coalition, LLC"

 Stephen Moore

Leon Benjamin would be a fabulous asset for Richmond. He will help spread prosperity and hope to the lowest income areas. He has a big heart.  

Stephen Moore. Economic policy analyst

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 Leon Benjamin is the Senior Pastor and Bishop of New Life Harvest Church in Richmond, VA. Bishop Benjamin, a former Democrat and Gulf War veteran, is an emerging evangelical leader on the national front as a media spokesperson and conservative political activist. He operated as a surrogate for Trump on the presidential campaign trail and worked on the Faith-Based Initiative support team during the President-Elect’s transition to the White House. Throughout the first year of Trump's presidency, Bishop Benjamin has played a vital role in a group of about 20 to 30 evangelical leaders who regularly serve as informal advisers to the Trump administration.  As a community activist, Bishop Benjamin has worked with public officials, civic and community leaders to make a difference in the areas of education, business development, and economic reform. Bishop Benjamin is the president and founder of Coalition of Leaders United (CLU) dedicated to advancing conservative values and restoration of moral clarity in America. As a change agent for healing and reconciliation in our nation, the core of Dr. Benjamin’s message is ““It’s time to unify, America!” Bishop Benjamin has been a strong advocate in engaging with African-American churches to support President Trump’s vision to restore economic prosperity, educational opportunity and safer communities with less crime in urban inner cities. He is also the founder of United2Pray, a national movement to intercede weekly on a conference call with evangelical pastors and the faith community to pray for the president and future of our nation. Bishop Benjamin has appeared on Fox News and numerous national TV and radio talk shows and is a sought-after speaker on the moral, economic, and spiritual impact of socioeconomic issues and political discourse on the black community and the nation. A native of Richmond, VA, he graduated from Huguenot High School and attended University of Virginia and Virginia Union University for engineering. Bishop Leon Benjamin received his Bachelors in Biblical Studies and Masters in Christian Education at Rovear University. He is married to his soul mate and partner in ministry, Pastor Maria Benjamin, and through their union they have three beautiful children – Delcarmen and Leon Jr., and Destiny Benjamin. 

The laws of our city should make us feel safe and actually provide the protection needed

Our Laws Are Designed to Protect

That peace is best preserved through a strong national defense, and local police officers and civic authorities are here to keep us safe, but we must cooperate as a community that looks out for one another's well being.

God and Prayer is Essential for Community

That faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation.  Our city thrives when we can express our Faith in God and share our testimonies with one another.

The Significance of Easter

Bishop Benjamin, a frequent guest on Fox Business, is asked about the importance of Easter and what would he tell his congregation on Sunday morning?

What Role Should Religion Play in Our Schools?

Bishop Benjamin, as interview on Fox Business by Liz, speaks on the talks President Trump had with some the victims of school shootings... We need to pray for all victims.

President Trump Moves Forward on Tax Reform Bill

Bishop Benjamin and his family meet with President Trump at the White House to discuss Tax Reform Bill.


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