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Nathan Kistler – Hope To The Hill: Dealing With The Heart Issue

Written by Staff on October 16, 2016 – 10:48 am -


Nathan Kistler : Hope to the Hill

Nathan Kistler : Hope to the Hill

I do not know where to begin with what has happened in our country over the past month. A heartbreaking time for our nation. The race baiting, hate and division is at an all time high in America. I cannot help but think that we need God more than ever in America and our world today. How can we be the change our country needs?

I believe that the love of God is what is needed to bring peace to this land, but we must truly and fervently pray for the continuing of revival in our nation. I pray for a humbling and repentant spirit in my own life but also in the lives of those who live in our great nation. So many want to put the blame of violence and so forth on guns, video games, and so on, but we only put a bandaid on needle prick of our nation’s problem when we have a cancer of the heart. We must deal with the heart issue of our nation.

Nathan Kistler

Nathan Kistler

In these moments when our leadership will not lead and our election cycle seems to be in a state of disaster, we can be encouraged that God’s people are still working and praying on our behalf. I spent the evening a few nights back at the Chaplains Alliance for Religious Freedom special ceremony for those who have championed the right of chaplains to share their faith.

On this specific night, one special senator was being honored for his endurance in the fight for what is rig

Nathan Kistler

Nathan Kistler

ht. I listened to senators, congressmen, a general and chaplains speak of what this man had done for the cause of Christ during his time in the senate. He brought bible studies, prayer meetings and real leadership that was truly evident by the end of the evening.

I was so encouraged by that one evening and I just had to share it with you all. God truly has His people in our government and they are fighting for what is right. How could we ever not pray for them and encourage them? Let us not forget to pray continually for those who serve us and our Lord.

I am starting a new bible study in the coming weeks for staffers on the Hill and I am so thrilled for this endeavor. DC is full of young people and I aim to reach them with the Gospel. God brings so many young people into my life on the Hill and I am grateful for their friendships. I am praying for a fruitful return to this endeavor, planting seeds and letting the Holy Spirit water them.

Hope to the Hill is now in our own office right behind the Supreme Court. I share a space with my colleagues at Faith and Action and I love ministering with these folks. Rev. Rob Schenck, and Peggy have been truly incredible friends and partners in ministry over the last five years. I am so thankful to be a part of God’s work with them on a daily basis.

There are so many ministries like Faith and Action, Hope to the Hill and The Center for Christian Statesmanship who need the help of the church to continue in ministry on the Hill. I ask that you would pray for us every day that God would supply our needs through His people.

As one of my close friends former Congressman Paul Broun of GA always says, “God owns the cattle on a thousand hills. We just need Him to round some cattle up!” If you would like to know how you can help us, you can visit our hopetothehill.com website for more information.

By Nathan Kistler

October 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

October 2016 SGNScoops Magazine


First published by SGNScoops magazine in August 2016.

For more articles by Nathan Kistler, be sure to read the latest issue of SGNScoops magazine on the main page of SGNScoops.com


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George Roller guests on Day 9 of Thirty Days of Prayer for The Nation

Written by Staff on October 15, 2016 – 3:06 pm -

Nathan Kistler 30 Days George Roller

30 Days of Prayer: Nathan Kistler and George Roller

We are more than honored to have George Roller, one of my closest friends and colleagues from the D. James Kennedy, The Center for Christian Statesmanship. George sought me out after hearing me sing at an event in Washington last year and I’m so thankful he did. I have learned much from this wonderful man of God!

Please join George Roller in prayer today as we intercede for our nation and the upcoming election.

We need God in this land once again to move in a way only He can.

#pleasesharethis

If you value prayer, please watch, pray along and share this video.

I ask that you take the challenge to pray for 30 days with us. For now however, please #watch, #pray, and #share this prayer with others and join us back here at Hope To The Hill tomorrow for another wonderful #prayer. If you have missed day 1-5, please visit and like our Facebook page to pray along and get updates on days 7-30 of the prayer initiative. You can also visit us at the Hope To The Hill website for more information on our ministry.

Join us tomorrow, here on SGN Scoops or on the Hope To The Hill Facebook page as we continue each day for a total of 30 days, praying for the Nation, moving toward the election.

Did you miss Day One? Click here.

You can contact Hope To The Hill at 202-770-7300 or email Nathan at Nathankistler@gmail.com. For more on Hope To The Hill, click on the website.

Nathan Kistler is a monthly columnist with SGNScoops magazine.

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Peggy Nienaber of Faith and Action on Day Seven of 30 Days of Prayer for the Nation

Written by Staff on October 13, 2016 – 10:10 am -

Nathan Kistler - 30 Days of Prayer. Peggy Nienaber Day 7

Nathan Kistler – 30 Days of Prayer. Peggy Nienaber Day 7

Nathan Kistler writes: We are honored to have my dear colleague and friend Peggy Nienaber (see her Facebook page) of  Faith & Action leading us in prayer for day 7 of the #30daysofprayer initiative. Please join Peggy in prayer and #pleasesharethis with your friends. We need God in America at this moment more than ever. Join us here at Hope To The Hill again tomorrow for another special prayer.

We need Christians who are willing to take a stand and not be ashamed of the Gospel. I,Nathan Kistler am the director at Hope To The Hill, and I ask that you take the challenge to pray for 30 days with us. For now however, please #watch, #pray, and #share

If you have missed day 1-7, please visit and like our page to pray along and get updates on days 7-30 of the prayer initiative. You can also visit us at the Hope To The Hill website for more information on our ministry.

Join us tomorrow, here on SGN Scoops or on the Hope To The Hill Facebook page as we continue each day for a total of 30 days, praying for the Nation, moving toward the election.

Did you miss Day One? Click here.

You can contact Hope To The Hill at 202-770-7300 or email Nathan at Nathankistler@gmail.com. For more on Hope To The Hill, click on the website.

Nathan Kistler is a monthly columnist with SGNScoops magazine.

 


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Pastor Greg Locke: Day Six of 30 Days of Prayer for the Nation

Written by Staff on October 13, 2016 – 7:02 am -

Pastor Greg Locke

Pastor Greg Locke

We are truly honored to have Pastor Greg Locke leading us in prayer for day six of the #30daysofprayer initiative. Pastor Greg has taken such a stand for truth here on social media over the years and we are truly grateful.

We need Christians who are willing to take a stand and not be ashamed of the Gospel. I, Nathan Kistler am the director at Hope To The Hill, and I ask that you take the challenge to pray for 30 days with us. For now however, please #watch, #pray, and #share Pastor Greg’s prayer with others and join us back here at Hope To The Hill tomorrow for another wonderful #prayer. If you have missed day 1-5, please visit and like our page to pray along and get updates on days 7-30 of the prayer initiative. You can also visit us at the Hope To The Hill website for more information on our ministry.

Join us tomorrow, here on SGN Scoops or on the Hope To The Hill Facebook page as we continue each day for a total of 30 days, praying for the Nation, moving toward the election.

Did you miss Day One? Click here.

You can contact Hope To The Hill at 202-770-7300 or email Nathan at Nathankistler@gmail.com. For more on Hope To The Hill, click on the website.

Nathan Kistler is a monthly columnist with SGNScoops magazine.

 


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Paul Broun: Day Five of Thirty Days of Prayer for the Nation

Written by Staff on October 12, 2016 – 7:01 am -

Day 5 of 30 days of Prayer. Paul Broln

Day 5 of 30 days of Prayer. Paul Broun

We are truly honored to have one my closest friends leading us in prayer for day 5 of the #30daysofprayer initiative.

Former Rep. Paul Broun served in the United States Congress, and faithfully stood for the Constitution and what is right. I spent many days in his office praying for our nation and I’m truly honored to call him a friend.

Please join Paul as he #prays, and #share this video if you value #prayer.

Join us tomorrow, here on SGN Scoops or on the Hope To The Hill Facebook page as we continue each day for a total of 30 days, praying for the Nation, moving toward the election.

Did you miss Day One? Click here.

You can contact Hope To The Hill at 202-770-7300 or email Nathan at Nathankistler@gmail.com. For more on Hope To The Hill, click on the website.

Nathan Kistler is a monthly columnist with SGNScoops magazine.

 

 

 


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Day Four of Thirty Days of Prayer for the Nation Features Paul Pruitt

Written by Staff on October 10, 2016 – 4:14 pm -

Day 4 of 30 Days of Prayer: Paul Pruitt

Day 4 of 30 Days of Prayer: Paul Pruitt

 

It is day four of the #30daysofprayer initiative and we are honored to have Paul Pruitt of Bethel Colony Of Mercy, Inc. in Lenoir NC leading us in prayer! Bethel Colony houses men who struggle with addiction and gives them the only remedy which is Jesus. Dave Kistler and Nathan Kistler have been ministering at Bethel for many years.

Please pray with us today for our nation and for God to heal our land. Please #watch, #pray, #share and join us here at Hope To The Hill again for the next 26 days of prayer.

Join us tomorrow, here on SGN Scoops or on the Hope To The Hill Facebook page as we continue each day for a total of 30 days, praying for the Nation, moving toward the election.

Did you miss Day One? Click here.

You can contact Hope To The Hill at 202-770-7300 or email Nathan at Nathankistler@gmail.com. For more on Hope To The Hill, click on the website.
Nathan Kistler is a monthly columnist with SGNScoops magazine.

 


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Thirty Days of Prayer for the Nation, Day Three: Jon Leighton

Written by Staff on October 9, 2016 – 3:43 pm -

Thirty Days of Prayer

Hope to the Hill – Thirty Days of Prayer. Day three: Jon Leighton

It is day three of the #30daysofprayer initiative. Today, it seems that this election cycle is spinning out of control. Many are disheartened and do not know what to do. It is imperative at this moment more than ever that we simply #PRAY.

With that said, we are so honored and thrilled to have Jon Leighton leading us in prayer today. Jon is a wonderful young evangelist who is taking a stand for what is right while sharing the glorious Gospel of Christ. Join Jon Leighton and the rest of the Hope To The Hill staff as we pray for our nation. If this is a blessing to you, please share the video.

Join us tomorrow, here on SGN Scoops or at the Hope To The Hill Facebook page as we continue each day for a total of  30 days, praying for the Nation, moving toward the election.

Did you miss Day One? Click here.

You can contact Hope To The Hill at 202-770-7300 or email Nathan at Nathankistler@gmail.com.  For more on Hope To The Hill, click on the website.

Nathan Kistler is a monthly columnist with SGNScoops magazine.

 


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Day Two of Thirty Days of Prayer for the Nation

Written by Staff on October 8, 2016 – 7:53 pm -

Nathan Kistler - Hope To The Hill

Nathan Kistler – Hope To The Hill – Thirty Days of Prayer

It is day two of our #30daysofprayer Initiative and we are so honored to have Pastor Mark Harris of First Baptist Church Charlotte leading us in prayer today. Please join him in prayer for our nation and for the upcoming election. Please watch, pray and share this video if you find value in prayer. Join us tomorrow, here on SGN Scoops or at Hope To The Hill Facebook page for day three.

Did you miss Day One? Click here.

You can contact Hope To The Hill at 202-770-7300 or email Nathan at Nathankistler@gmail.com.

Nathan Kistler of Hope To The Hill is a monthly columnist in SGNScoops magazine.


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Day One of Thirty Days of Prayer for the Nation

Written by Staff on October 8, 2016 – 5:38 pm -

Nathan Kistler : Hope to the Hill

Nathan Kistler : Hope to the Hill

Today begins our HOPE Ministries International/HOPE To The Hill #30daysofprayer initiative. From October 7, to November 8, we will have some of our nation’s most dedicated pastors, politicians, and musicians lead us in prayer for repentance, revival and return to the original intent of our Founders.

Today, it will be my delight to commence this 30 day intercessory effort. To view my prayer video, and to use that prayer as a model for your own personal prayer for our nation and the upcoming elections, go to our HOPE To The Hill Facebook page.

For the duration of the 30 days, we will have the following national leaders leading us via their submitted prayer videos–Dr. Robert Jeffress (First Baptist Church, Dallas, TX), U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black, Dr. Mark Harris (First Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC), Congressman Robert Aderholdt (R-AL), Former U.S. Congressman Paul Broun (R-GA), Pastor Greg Locke (Global Vision Bible Church, Nashville, TN), Dr. Rob Schenck (Faith And Action In The Nation’s Capital) and others. I urge you to visit the HOPE To The Hill Facebook page each day to view that day’s brief prayer video. Then, use that particular prayer as a model for your prayer for our pending elections and nation.

Please join us here at Hope To The Hill everyday for the next 30 days for a new video! Please share these and pray along with us.

As God’s people rise up in a mighty chorus of united, specific, and genuinely desperate prayer, I KNOW that our Great God will hear our earnest petitions, for He has promised to do so (2 Chronicles 7:14).

“The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much!”

 


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Washington, DC: Hope To The Hill by Nathan Kistler

Written by Staff on July 19, 2016 – 8:29 am -

 

Washington, DC

Washington, DC

As a child I can remember walking through the halls of Congress in our nation’s Capitol looking at the unfathomably large amounts of American history, and more importantly; the religious foundation of American culture. It seemed an insurmountable task to take it all in and still does to this day after all these years.  

 

As I now walk through the great city of Washington, D.C., I see a city of people who have forgotten where America came from and the God who so graciously granted Her the type of government we so cherish as Americans today. I have traveled across this great land and around the world singing of the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ and I have seen a trend even in my short 26 years of life that is very disturbing to me as someone who loves the Lord, loves my country, and this music we all hold dear. A Christian sub-culture where we have retreated from culture as a whole into the four walls of our institutions, churches, cliques, and homes.  

 

With every battle we forfeited over the last fifty years we have had unforeseen consequences. Abortion, the unequivocal loss of marriage, and the undeniable destabilization of the home are all now staring us in the face.  As we have retreated into our safe havens, we have allowed the enemy to reach into our own culture of Christianity and most unfortunately, the very homes we’ve tried to protect with our boycotts, and throw rocks at the very culture we disowned!

 

I will be the first to take responsibility for these actions which have placed our culture on a path to its very destruction. WE, the salt and light have removed ourselves from the world we were sent to serve. We have simply checked out of the uncomfortable places of culture which are not politically correct to be part of.

 

With our voice gone, who now holds the line of defense for the freedoms we have (and many times take for granted) and the future of said freedoms? I could name many wonderful organizations on the Hill who fight daily for those rights and freedoms and whom also share the Gospel daily with our high level officials and leadership.

 

Nathan Kistler

Nathan Kistler

Since I am the writer of this article and since this is the first of said articles to come, I will share with you my ministry in Washington, D.C. first.  Hope To The Hill is a subsidiary of Hope Ministries International, which my father started over 16 years ago. It’s a ministry to equip the church and those on Capitol hill with the tools for sharing the Gospel.  

 

My father and I have spent many years now in Washington trying to share our faith with Senators, Congressmen, and our nation’s highest ranking officials. My role is growing as I ally with other ministries on the Hill in their endeavors with the same goal to share God’s Word with everyone we come into contact with.  As a singer in this industry for almost 10 years, I have had the honor of singing with the greatest singers of our time (most recently singing alto with the Hoppers and tenor with the Hopper Brothers).  I have loved this season in my life with great passion where I have served for almost two years, yet I have felt the Lord pulling on my heart back to Washington where my greater calling lies.  

 

This does not mean I am leaving the music I love, but it does mean that I will be spending the great majority of my time on the front lines of ministry in Washington using my musical gifts in hopes that God will open more doors. I hope that you will pray for wisdom for my ministry that God would make clear the steps I must walk. I ask that you pray for financial outpouring from the Lord to further the Gospel.  

 

Lastly, I ask that you pray for an awakening in our churches and in the halls of Congress so that the Word of God would once again be fiercely loved and lived by in our day and culture. People ask me daily how they can get involved and make a difference in the public forum.

 

I am happy to tell you that there is much you can do. Call, write, and email your congressman or senator and let them know that you appreciate the stand they have taken on a particular issue. Find something you can agree on and let them know you are thankful for their stand. Tell them you are praying for them and ask how you can better do so.

 

I call offices and go into meetings just to ask how I can pray for that specific member of Congress. It is incredible to see how their face changes when they know I am not there to get something from them but to give. The typical Washington way is that whenever someone comes to the city, they want something. I try to change that idea in my ministry.  

 

You will never know what your call, email, letter, or even personal visit will do. Do your research and do not neglect to remember that God always has a remnant just as He has had throughout history. There are Daniels and Josephs in our nation’s Capitol.

 

I have hope that the remnant God has always given mercy by is still in this land. I pray that He would once again pour out His blessing on our hurting land. I look forward to sharing with you more about another special ministry in Washington and how you can be involved in the work we do!

 

“Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few.” (Matthew 9:37)  

 

Your Faithful Missionary to Washington

Nathan Kistler

Hope To The Hill
nathankistler@gmail.com
202-770-7300
7128 Knob Landing Connelly Springs 
NC 28612

First published by SGNScoops in May 2016.

Nathan Kistler was born on the road and was singing at the age of three years old. He has had the opportunity travel with groups like Southern Gospel’s beloved trio the Nelons, and most recently for almost two years with Americas Favorite family of gospel music The Hoppers. Nathan has had the privilege to be in 49 states and 24 countries singing about the wonderful story of Jesus Christ our Lord. He has also been a part of three crusades on the National Mall in Washington D.C. and while there, he had the privilege of singing in the Pentagon courtyard twice. Through his father’s ministry in Washington, Nathan began his work on the Hill as a ministry partner with different Christian organizations like Faith and Action and more.  Nathan is a missionary to Washington and continues to work there during the week while singing Gospel music on the weekends around the country and being an artist in residence at the American Mountain Theater in Elkins, West Virginia.

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