Joshua DuBois: Obama's Director of Faith-Based Initiatives

The New York Times is reporting Dubois will lead the revamped office.

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By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

The New York Times is reporting that Joshua DuBois, the religious outreach director for Obama's presidential campaign, will be named faith-based initiatives director.

This from the Times:

President Obama plans to name Joshua DuBois, a 26-year-old Pentecostal pastor and political strategist who handled religious outreach for the Obama campaign, to direct a revamped office of faith-based initiatives, according to religious leaders who have been informed about the choice.

The office, created by President George W. Bush by executive order at the start of his first term, is likely to have an even broader mandate in the Obama White House, said the religious leaders, who requested anonymity because the appointment has yet to be announced.