Council Nedd

The Right Reverend Council Nedd II, Ph.D., TOSF is a founding member of the Project 21 black leadership network and a Pennsylvania State Constable.

Nedd serves as the rector of St. Alban’s Anglican Church in Pine Grove Mills, PA. He is the author of the books “Does America Hate God? Faith Under Fire” (with David W. Almasi, February 2015), “Teach Me How to Pray: A Guide to Family Prayer” (August 2014) and  “The Final Four: A Scriptural Journey Through Advent” (November, 2013). As an archbishop for the Episcopal Missionary Church, he has led Anglican churches in the United States, South Africa and United Arab Emirates.

Nedd was sworn in as a Pennsylvania State Constable at the beginning of 2016. “I decided to run for constable because I think it’s a noble office, and the single most cost-efficient form of government,” Nedd said at the time. “I am also very concerned about arbitrary and capricious enforcement of laws. The arbitrary enforcement of laws, collection of fines and fees seldom is in favor of the least enfranchised people in a particular community. At least in this part of Pennsylvania, those who can least afford to pay municipal fines are the ones who are most vigorously pursued.”

In 2021, Nedd was named “Constable/Marshall of the Year” by the National Constable and Marshalls Association (NCMA). In 2020, he was elected NCMA vice president. He also become the first non-Texan to graduate from the Texas Constables Leadership College of the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas in 2021.

Nedd started his professional life as a political campaign worker and congressional staffer. He also worked with D.C. charter schools for underserved children, where he taught history and established debate and rugby teams. While working in politics, he continued to pursue his true vocation and was eventually ordained a priest in the Anglican Church. In September 2005, he was consecrated as the Bishop of the Chesapeake.

His lifelong interest in politics, coupled with his desire to proclaim the Gospel, led him to launch In God We Trust, an organization established to push back against the secular tide in this country that is seeking to remove God from the fabric of American life.

Featured Articles:

Unions and BLM Activists Feign Support for Blacks (November 2020)

Trump Pension Rule Will Benefit Black Americans (July 2020)

Regulatory Reform Benefits Black America (March 2020)

Watch Your Step on “First Step Act” (December 2018)

Why I Choose to Pack a Pistol Inside My Own Parish (October 2018)

How Stalking Diversity Statistics Sidelines Education (October 2018)

Redemption: It’s Time for Trump to Pardon Model Prisoners Serving Time for Low-Level Crimes (June 2018)

I’m a Cop at Heart (May 2018)

School Safety is a Common-Sense Solution (February 2018)

Packing at the Pulpit: This Man of God May Arm Himself to Protect His Flock (November 2017)

An Anglican Bishop Explains Why He May Soon Be Packing Heat at His Pennsylvania Pulpit (November 2017)

Big Government’s War on Homeless Reveals Need for Compassionate Conservatism (November 2014)

Let’s Unite and Put ISIS to Flight (September 2014)

A Firewall is Needed Against Militant Islam (August 2014)

Regulatory Grinches Seek to Steal Christmas Spirit (December 2013)

Western Churches Neglect Causes of Radical Islam’s Rise In Africa (October 2013)

Atheist Bullies (March 2013)

Saving Sarah From the Egyptian Salafis (December 2012)

Life, Liberty and Happiness (December 2012)

Values, Beliefs Lost on Election Day (November 2012)

Electioneering Stunt Short-Changes Churches (October 2012)

Middle East Violence Serves Arrogant Men and Not God (September 2012)

False Bravado and Feminization (July 2012)

The Return of Race-Based Voting (December 2009)

Enlightened Intolerance an Enemy of Democracy (June 2009)

Real Stimulus: Reform How Banks Shop Credit Cards (March 2009)

Good Health and Good Stewardship (December 2008)

Don’t Expect “Change” to Change Much (November 2008)

Don’t “Change” Religious Freedom (November 2008)

Rangel Ethics Mess Feels Like History Repeating Itself (October 2008)

Conservatives Lose When They Shun U.N. Conferences (March 2008)

Underserved and Overlooked (February 2008)

What the Church and State Battle Is Really About (December 2007)

Faith in Isolation (December 2007)

When Silliness is Serious (November 2007)

Our Faith and Heritage Has Held America Together in Crisis (September 2007)

The Gift of Good Health (December 2006)

The Poor Deserve More Than Reimports (May 2005)

How to Manage and Afford Senior Health Care (April 2005)

New Medicare Benefits Going Unnoticed in Black Community (October 2004)

Black Schools Must Raise the Academic Bar (July 2003)

Trip to the Police Station Yields Concerns About Safety (September 2002)

Often for Better and Sometimes for Worse, Lawyers Played Key Role in Black History (March 2001)

Government Attack on Dietary Supplements Lean on Facts (December 2000)

Remember When Gore Liked Fuzzy Math? (November 2000)

African-Americans Are Being Left Behind in the Information Age (May 1999)

Featured Appearances:

On WFLA-AM, Council says President Trump’s latest executive order shows he appreciates law enforcement (2/27/17)

On Fox News Channel’s “The First 100 Days,” Council says that by enacting the immigration executive order, President Trump has already done more to fight terrorism than his predecessor (2/3/17)

On Bold TV, Council debates abortion by referencing the Dred Scott case (2/3/17)

On HLN’s “Dr. Drew on Call,” Council says teenagers are too young to be able to decide when to die (9/12/16)

On “Behind the Curtain with Jack Burkman,” Council addresses the firing of WTAE-Pittsburgh TV news anchor Wendy Bell (4/5/16)

On NewsmaxTV’s “The Hard Line,” Council explains why the Black Lives Matter movement is likely unredeemable (10/30/15)

On the Fox News Channel’s “Kelly File,” Council defends police officers and discusses the need to train children in biblical values (9/4/15)

On RT Network’s “The Big Picture,” Council claims infrastructure & roads would be maintained better by private sector (1/21/15)

On One America News Network’s “The Rick Amato Show,” Council says Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream was not amnesty for illegal immigrants (1/15/15)

On One America News Network’s “The Rick Amato Show,” Council — a fellow “patient zero” — comments on whether Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was treated poorly because he was black (10/15/14)

On One America News Network’s “The Rick Amato Show,” Council calls ISIS a “virus” deserving of a “drastic” remedy (9/17/14)

On One America News Network’s “The Rick Amato Show,” Council calls for prayer in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting (8/20/14)

On the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Council advocates ignoring liberal hatred toward black consevatives and instead concentrating on working for change (4/8/13)

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