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Welcome to Capitol Commission Oklahoma!

Elected members of the Oklahoma legislature face unique challenges and extraordinary pressures. Regardless of political party, the most needed and meaningful help available is the power of God through prayer and the eternal truth of Scripture. I am honored to serve as the Oklahoma State Director of Capitol Commission, impacting the Sooner State capitol community by developing resources, relationships, and opportunities that shape a culture of integrity among policy-makers.

Three Pillars of Work
1. Pastoral presence within the state capitol for elected leaders and their staff.
2. Proclaiming the Word in weekly Bible studies or devotions.
3. Prayer for all those in authority as the Bible teaches in 1 Tim. 2:1-4.

Leadership Matters
God cares for all people and when our leaders are better, we are all better. As Christ’s ambassadors sharing truth and grace in the State Capitol, the power of God is at work among the leaders serving communities across the state of Oklahoma. (2 Cor. 5:11-21)

Join Us to Impact Leaders at the State Capitol
1. GIVE | Visit capitolcom.org/donate/oklahoma to make a generous one-time gift or enroll in faithful monthly giving to shape a culture of civility, integrity, and servant leadership among our elected leaders. Be sure to indicate the Oklahoma ministry.(Donate Here)
2. PRAY | Pray for the men and women working in our state capitol. Visit Pray1Tim2.org for biblical prayer guides and more information about how to pray for elected leaders.
3. FOLLOW | Click Here and sign up to receive The Oklahoma Capitol Report providing regular updates, news, and opportunities to reach the Oklahoma Capitol for Christ. Follow Joel at joelharder.org and on Twitter @JoelWHarder

Finally, it would be my pleasure to speak at your church, sharing more about how God is working in the state capitol and together we can consider specific ministry opportunities where your church can get involved.

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Joel Harder
State Minister

endorsements

"The presence of pastor Joel Harder and the Capitol Commission ministry at the Oklahoma Capitol enables legislators who are pressured from many different sides to gain from God's Word the spiritual gr more...
"The presence of pastor Joel Harder and the Capitol Commission ministry at the Oklahoma Capitol enables legislators who are pressured from many different sides to gain from God's Word the spiritual grounding they need to be salt and light during their time of public service. I am extremely grateful for this ministry."

Former Chair, Leg. Prayer Caucus
Rep. Travis Dunlap
Former Chair, Leg. Prayer Caucus
Rep. Travis Dunlap
Rep. Travis Dunlap
Pastor Harder is well respected by members of both political parties as he continues to serve the Oklahoma House of Representatives as chaplain.” more...
Pastor Harder is well respected by members of both political parties as he continues to serve the Oklahoma House of Representatives as chaplain.”

Well Respected Across the Aisle
Speaker Charles McCall
Well Respected Across the Aisle
Speaker Charles McCall
Speaker Charles McCall
“Pastor Harder brings a peaceful and encouraging presence to the state capitol. I’ve witnessed on multiple occasions the difference Capitol Commission makes and that elected leaders are being prayed f more...
“Pastor Harder brings a peaceful and encouraging presence to the state capitol. I’ve witnessed on multiple occasions the difference Capitol Commission makes and that elected leaders are being prayed for and supported by Christians across our state.”

Ministry of Presence and Prayer
Rep. Josh Cockroft
Ministry of Presence and Prayer
Rep. Josh Cockroft
Rep. Josh Cockroft
Having Dr. Harder in the hallways is an emotional and encouraging boost each day. Dr. Harder has the knack of taking interest in individuals in a respectful yet engaging manner. He may be the only per more...
Having Dr. Harder in the hallways is an emotional and encouraging boost each day. Dr. Harder has the knack of taking interest in individuals in a respectful yet engaging manner. He may be the only person in the Capitol that approaches a legislator and wants nothing. And that is most uplifting.

Senator Dave Rader
Seeing Harder in the hallways is a boost each day.
Senator Dave Rader
Seeing Harder in the hallways is a boost each day.
Seeing Harder in the hallways is a boost each day.