Providence Brought Us Here
The colors and semblance of the American flag, the freest nation on earth.
A dove-like bird flying upwards, towards heaven
Not the 5-pointed star of our flag, but a 6-pointed Star of David
When you put all of these pieces together, you have the newly created Flag of Providence
A Letter From Our President
“...we are seeking to be an organization that reengages and renews the curious seeker as well as the committed citizen in these foundational values and the exciting stories of God's providence in American history..”
Welcome to the Providence Forum. We were born out of a desire to tell the story of America’s founding in the greater Philadelphia area because we discovered that no one was telling that story well. Yes, we know about liberty and freedom, but we’ve entirely overlooked how that liberty and freedom are directly tied to the transcendent values of faith in God.
One of the lost words in our current vocabulary that was prominent and central in our founders’ minds and writings is the word Providence. Providence means that God is active in history. This explains why our American motto is “In God we trust”. From the discovery of America by Columbus to its settling by many different peoples, to the formation of our freedoms through the Sons of Liberty at the Boston tea party, and to the Declaration of Independence and on to our Constitution, we see the role of people of faith with lofty principles influenced by the Judeo Christian belief in providence creating a new nation dedicated to liberty as a nation under God and guided by His truth.
The Providence Forum has sought to tell these stories in books and articles, in public events and also through many different projects including liberty trees, foldable flags, curricula for teachers, and our engaging and highly educational website. Our logo, the Flag of Providence, reminds us that the Spirit of God is still exercising His providence in America as the reshaped American flag flies in the heavens and displays the six pointed star of the Great American seal.
So welcome to the Providence Forum! We seek to engage the curious seeker as well as the committed citizen in America’s foundational values and the exciting stories of God’s providence in America’s history.We want you to become a friend. We want you to become a spokesperson, an articulate communicator, and an intergenerational teacher sharing your discovery of the hidden treasures of American liberty presented to all by the Providence Forum.
- Dr. Peter A. Lillback President
- Steven Grant Executive Director
- John Kenyon, Ch. Lt Col, USAF (ret.) Chief Operation Officer
- Emily McKenzie Communications Manager
- Curtis Cheyney III, Esq. Chairman
- Alexandra Thompson Treasurer
- Joseph W. Roskos, Esq.
- Steven Fisher
- Robert J. Pacienza
- Steven M. Grant