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Welcome to Capitol Commission Missouri!

I am thankful to God for the opportunity to serve as Missouri State Minister with Capitol Commission. For more than 24 years I’ve served as pastor to several congregations. In the Lord’s timing, He has orchestrated a “new congregation”, to our state leaders.

Capitol Commission Missouri is a cross-denominational, non-partisan ministry to the statehouse that teaches in-depth Bible studies. These are designed specifically for legislators, staff, lobbyists and other key leaders within the political arena regardless of party affiliation. To make disciples is a primary commitment of ours. We meet personally with our government leaders to develop authentic relationships: as the Word of God is shared, biblical coaching is offered, and friendship is presented. The underpinning of this ministry is built upon prayer. We understand that only what God builds by the living Word and by the power of the Spirit will last.

Although this ministry takes place in a political context, we pastor people not politics, to love and lead state leaders, and to bear truth and grace to the capitol community. Lawmakers largely set the course for our state government by their political persuasion. When legislators come to faith in Jesus they make decisions based on biblical values. Consider how one state, led by Christian spiritual leaders, can shift our nation toward a biblical worldview. We have the potential to impact our state and our nation with the Gospel of Christ.

A biblical community of faith must act as a support system for legislators that follow Christ. Capitol Commission Missouri is one of those support systems. Another is the local church, the business community and the individuals that tell the story about this ministry. Supporting the work financially, and praying for our government leaders are critical for political decisions to be made in light of biblical values. Join us as we establish a statewide network of involved believers.

This is a "by faith" ministry. In essence it is a missionary endeavor to our state capitol, a vital mission field. We hope you will consider partnering with us in this way.

I am also happy to speak to your church or group about what God is doing in the political arena or about any biblical topic. Contact me anytime. I would love to hear from you!

One last thing, the Lord has led me to pray for 1100 prayer partners signifying 3 different people per day praying for 365 days (Eccl. 4:12). I invite you to join us on this exciting journey by sending me an email saying: “count me in John”.

Timothy 2:1-4, "First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." (ESV)
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John Battaglia
State Minister

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We do not have all the answers as legislators. We can carry the Answer in us, and allow Him to reveal Himself. I've often said the answer to our societal challenges can not be found in the Statehouse. more...
We do not have all the answers as legislators. We can carry the Answer in us, and allow Him to reveal Himself. I've often said the answer to our societal challenges can not be found in the Statehouse. He is found in His house. All things that grow have roots. American Independence and Liberty are rooted in spiritual freedom. Those roots grew from seed sown during the Great Awakening, a generation before. Growth takes time. Sowing seed into ministries like Capitol Commission is an investment that will take root and bear good fruit. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty.

State Senator
Bob Dixon
State Senator
Bob Dixon
Bob Dixon
I'm blessed to be a part of the Capitol Commission Bible studies! I appreciate Dr. John Battaglia for his dedication in not only preparing the lessons each week but his commitment to ministering throu more...
I'm blessed to be a part of the Capitol Commission Bible studies! I appreciate Dr. John Battaglia for his dedication in not only preparing the lessons each week but his commitment to ministering throughout the capitol as well. During our Bible study time, we legislators put aside political affiliation, gender, race and philosophical differences; uniting simply as brothers and sisters in Christ studying God's word! The bond we develop through Bible study carries over into our relationships as it pertains to the political process; it's a win-win for Missourians.”

State Representative
Don Phillips
State Representative
Don Phillips
Don Phillips
Capitol Commission provides an opportunity for legislators and staff, or anyone who happens by, a once-a-week chance to study the Scripture without denominational overtones. In addition, John makes h more...
Capitol Commission provides an opportunity for legislators and staff, or anyone who happens by, a once-a-week chance to study the Scripture without denominational overtones. In addition, John makes himself available to minister to us when we need prayer or counsel. The Capitol Commission ministry is an important part of the “Capitol Culture.”

State Representative
Mike Moon
State Representative
Mike Moon
Mike Moon
I am pleased that such an opportunity exists for the legislators here at the Capitol as Capitol Commission. We have to make decisions that require a great deal of wisdom and the only place to find th more...
I am pleased that such an opportunity exists for the legislators here at the Capitol as Capitol Commission. We have to make decisions that require a great deal of wisdom and the only place to find that wisdom is from God. I appreciate the ministry of Capitol Commission in doing this in that it fills a need for legislators who are separated from their own faith communities while in session. It is good to know the other fellow legislators who trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and can support one another in prayer. May God continue to bless and use Capitol Commission for His Glory."

State Representative
Lindell F. Shumake
State Representative
Lindell F. Shumake
Lindell F. Shumake
On behalf of the Board of Directors, it is my pleasure to welcome you into accreditation in ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability). ECFA is an accreditation agency dedicated to help more...
On behalf of the Board of Directors, it is my pleasure to welcome you into accreditation in ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability). ECFA is an accreditation agency dedicated to help enhance the trust of churches and other Christ centered organizations. Founded in 1979, it provides accreditation to a growing number of America’s evangelical charities. Your accreditation speaks of your organization’s commitment to integrity and accountability.

ECFA President
Dan Busby
ECFA President
Dan Busby
Dan Busby
It is a genuine encouragement to have Capitol Commission in the Missouri State Capitol and to join dozens of legislators and others who regularly attend the weekly Bible Study. The world of politics i more...
It is a genuine encouragement to have Capitol Commission in the Missouri State Capitol and to join dozens of legislators and others who regularly attend the weekly Bible Study. The world of politics intensifies the temptations that confront every Christian, and Capitol Commission provides an authentic anchor-point for spiritual awareness, stability, and growth.

State Senator
Ed Emery
State Senator
Ed Emery
Ed Emery