September 19, 2012 Event Virginia Black Robe Regiment


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Calling Patriot Clergy & Laymen of The Commonwealth of Virginia to a Holy Convocation, The Black Robe Regiment of Virginia and A Commissioning Service with Two US Generals and an Enduring Legacy: Maj. Gen. John “Peter” Gabriel Muhlenberg and Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin (Retired)  Click here for details


Experience Virginia History in the making! Invite your pastor and RSVP at and click here for details and list of speakers.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
7:00 – 9:30 PM
Patrick Henry College
Ten Patrick Henry Circle
Purcellville, Virginia 20132

Rev. Peter Muhlenberg (October 1, 1746-October 1, 1807) has become the iconic symbol of American Black Robe Regiment Founding history. Ordained in both Lutheran and Anglican traditions, Muhlenberg preached his final sermon at Emmanuel Church in Woodstock, VA on January 21, 1776 from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. Henry Augustus Muhlenberg, Peter’s granduncle, wrote:

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The rude country church was filled to overflowing with a vast multitude of hardy mountaineers … who had gathered together … in behalf of their suffering country … the decided step taken by their pastor, all aroused the patriotic enthusiasm of the vast multitude, and rendered it a magazine of fiery passion …”

Reading verse 8, Muhlenberg removed his clerical robe to reveal his colonel’s uniform and thundered, “There is a time to preach and a time to fight. This is a time to fight.” He added more than 300 recruits to the Eighth Virginia Regiment. At the end of the war, he was brevetted to the rank of Maj. Gen. and went on to serve 3 terms in Congress and one in the Senate.

Jerry Boykin is a decorated US military veteran and a patriotic clergyman who embodies the faith, patriotism, and fighting spirit of Rev. Peter Muhlenberg and the original Black Robe Regiment. He is a founding member of Delta Force (Army) which he commanded in combat operations. He also commanded the Green Berets and the Army’s Special Warfare Center and School. From 2003 to 2007, General Boykin served as US Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. He has played a major role in almost every major American military operation in the last four decades.

Today, General Boykin is Executive Vice President for the Family Research Council where he oversees policy, Church ministries, finance, development, Human Resources, and communications. Today his passion is spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and encouraging Christians to be warriors in God’s Kingdom.

The Mission of the Black Robe Regiment of Virginia

The Black Robe Regiment of Virginia is a fellowship of Virginia clergy and laymen who identify with the faith, patriotism and fighting spirit of Reverend John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg and the “Black Robe Regiment” of the Founding Era, the preachers who inspired, led, fought in, and recruited soldiers from their own congregations to fight in the American War for Independence. We stand together with other patriotic ministers and ministries across Virginia and America, the vanguard of a national clergy-led movement to restore America’s godly heritage and Constitutional Government of, by, and for the American people.

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