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John Ferguson

John Ferguson, a religious-liberty attorney, was the First Amendment education coordinator for the First Amendment Center from 1997-2004, when he joined the faculty of Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas.

In that capacity he participated as associate editor on the newest revisions of Finding Common Ground: A First Amendment Guide to Religion in Public Schools. He has authored scholarly articles in several journals and is published in such religious-liberty publications as Liberty Magazine. He also traveled around the nation speaking to educators and civic groups about the First Amendment in the public schools and public life.

Ferguson is a graduate of Vanderbilt University’s Law and Divinity schools, where he earned his Juris Doctor and Master of Theological Studies degrees. He is a member of the Tennessee and Washington, D.C., bars. A summa cum laude graduate of Howard Payne University, he received his B.A. with a double major in practical theology and Academy of Freedom.

He previously worked for Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson and various Tennessee law firms. As a Baptist minister, Ferguson has served on the staff of several churches.




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