Capitol Ministries state director leaves, joins new Christian group - 2009-11-12
"As of last week, I have resigned from my position as the California State Director for Capitol Ministries," Erb wrote. "This decision was not a pleasant one, but I believe it was necessary in light of concerns about the ministry's leadership…Furthermore, almost everyone else who was serving in the ministry when I started last December has also resigned for similar reasons, including nearly all state directors, board members, and other staff.
"I believe God would like me to carry on with my ministry in the California State Capitol," Erb continued, before introducing a new group, Capitol Commission. The Commission consists of chapters in 16 state Capitols—all former affiliates of Capitol Ministries. Many of these state chapters are in southern states; the overall organization is led by pastor Jim Young in Raleigh, North Carolina.
"There was a decision I made for personal reasons to move on from Capitol Ministries, but to continue my ministry in the Capitol," Erb told the Capitol Weekly. He added, "It was an internal discussion [among Capitol Ministry participants]. It's not something I wanted to do publically. It was a decision we made carefully and prayerfully."