PLANO, TX -- Call it a mega forum at a mega church.
Prestonwood Baptist in Plano, along with the Faith and Freedom Coalition, hosted six Republican presidential candidates for a one-on-one conversation.
"All of you who are here to meet the candidates of the next President of the United States," pastor Dr. Jack Graham told the crowd. "We made it clear that everyone was invited to come, but we believe the right people are in this room today."
Gov. Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, former Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Sen. Rick Santorum attended the North Texas Presidential Forum.
"To win this election, we're going to have to talk to people who don't know yet they agree with us," Fiorina said during her allotted 10-minute speech.
"We all came out here today because we recognize our country is in crisis," Sen. Cruz told the audience.
Prestonwood`s pastor, Dr. Jack Graham, moderated the open dialogue that covered an array of crucial issues that have surfaced during the campaign. More than seven-thousand people attended the event.
"We want people to know, as Evangelicals, not only what we believe, but what these candidates believe about life and about leadership."