Pastor RobRob McCoy, councilman for Thousand Oaks, California, prays for the peace of his city.

David Brody, a reporter for CBN, wrote recently about Hundreds of Pastors Seeking Political Offices. In the story, Brody tells the story of a friend of ours who did just that.

Move over Donald Trump. It’s time to set another place at the table for a different kind of political outsider: your friendly neighborhood pastor.

For example, it’s easy to become complacent in Southern California, with its great weather, great beaches and laid back atmosphere. But with a culture quickly spiraling out of control, one pastor here is saying enough is enough.

Calvary Chapel’s Rob McCoy took the plunge by running for City Council in Thousand Oaks, California.

“I’m in exile in my own state and my own nation and this is a directive that God gave me, praying for the peace of the city locally,” McCoy explained.

McCoy joins more than 200 pastors who jumped into politics this year alone.  A couple hundred others plan to join the ranks next year. They’re popping up all over the country from local school boards to Congress.

Tucked into the story, McCoy uses one of his favorite metaphors, drawn from a little-known Old Testament Bible story about a man named Shammah.

Don’t remember him? …  read the rest of the story here: