Politicians rarely keep all their promises, but Joyce Hubbard knows a man who does.
That’s why her top choice in 2020 is not Donald Trump or Joe Biden, but Jesus.
In fact, Hubbard and her church’s “JESUS 2020” campaign is sweeping the nation.
“He’s the only one that we can count on. He’s the one that keeps his promises,” Hubbard, an organizer of the Christian campaign, told Fox News.
“He’s already the winner.”
With a global pandemic still gripping the nation and racial strife and political division creating chaos in many American cities, the nation needs Jesus more than ever.
Hubbard and her friends at Sampey Memorial Baptist Church in Ramer, Ala., created the “JESUS 2020” campaign while several church members were still homebound due to the coronavirus.
Their plan was to spread some hope and encouragement during a difficult time and to stress the importance of remembering the teachings of Jesus during a critical political election.
“People need Jesus with everything that’s going on,” Hubbard told Fox News. “If everyone would just focus on Jesus right now, everything would just fall into place and we wouldn’t have the problems we have. He’s the only way.”
Hubbard and other church members launched their campaign with a JESUS 2020 Facebook page in late July.
“We wanted to take a stand and revive hearts that have felt despair and hopelessness as a result of today’s politics and events,” a July 26 post reads.
The group collaborated with Wells Printing in Montgomery, Ala., and has shipped more than 5,000 “JESUS 2020” yard signs all across the country, including to supporters as far away as California, Texas and New York.
Since then, the campaign went viral and Hubbard said her phone began “blowing up” with people interested and looking to purchase signs.
“It has been so surreal as I answered messages from Christians all over the country,” Hubbard said in an Aug. 20 Facebook post. “Most ended with ‘God bless you.’”
“One thing I learned through this,” she said, “is that God can take anything and make it amazing. … Focus your attention on Jesus and the good in this world. Replace your fears with hope and faith!”
“With all of the blessing this campaign has received, I might be moved to tears … if I wasn’t so filled with joy.”
Their goal is to place a sign in every yard in America. The campaign will continue through the election and possibly through the end of the year.
“2020 doesn’t end until December 31st, so we’re going to do it as long as we feel it’s needed,” Hubbard said.
Though evangelical Christians played a big role in Trump being elected in 2016 – and are backing his re-election – Hubbard says the “JESUS 2020” campaign is not political.
“Our focus is on Jesus,” she told the Christian Post. “This is not political. It’s not denominational. We’ve had all denominations, all races of people all want signs.”
“We feel like Jesus is so important. He’s been left out of so much and has been pushed out of so many things that we just feel like … we want Jesus out there … forefront in front of everybody’s thoughts.”
Hubbard said the campaign has been a huge blessing to her small church, which has less than 200 members and saw attendance dwindle to 20-30 members during the coronavirus.
“We don’t have to be a big church; we don’t have to be a megachurch to do something,” she said. “We can get a spark. It just takes a spark to get … a fire started all around the country, so that’s what we decided to do.”
The spark quickly spread, with other churches and whole neighborhoods ordering signs.
“It’s uplifted people so much,” Hubbard said. “People are just looking for something to cling onto. Not the signs itself, but just Jesus. I mean that’s what we need.”
Please pray for Sampey Memorial Baptist Church and their mission. To support its campaign, visit their Facebook page at @JESUS2020SIGNS.
To order signs and other JESUS 2020 merchandise, visit Wells Printing at wellsprinting.commonsku.com/shop.