George Barna has filled executive roles in politics, marketing, advertising, media development, research and ministry. He founded the Barna Research Group in 1984 (now The Barna Group) and helped it become a leading marketing research firm focused on the intersection of faith and culture before selling it in 2009. He currently serves as a Research Fellow at the American Culture and Faith Institute, and is President of Metaformation, a faith development organization.
Barna has written 50 books, mostly addressing leadership, social trends, spiritual development, and church dynamics. His most recent books include Maximum Faith, which discusses his groundbreaking research on how God transforms people’s lives. He has sold more books based on survey research related to matters of faith than any author in American history. Barna has been hailed as “the most quoted person in the Christian Church today” and has been named by various media as one of the nation’s most influential Christian leaders.
Barna and his family live in southern California, and attend Mission Church in Ventura.
David Barton heads WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious, and constitutional heritage. David is the author of numerous best-selling books, with the subjects being drawn largely from his massive library-museum of tens of thousands of original writings, documents, and artifacts from early America. He also addresses well over 400 groups each year.
His exhaustive research has rendered him an expert in historical and constitutional issues. He serves as a consultant to state and federal legislators, has participated in several cases at the Supreme Court, has been involved in the development of social studies standards for numerous states, and has helped produce some popular history textbooks now used in schools across the nation.
A national news organization has described him as “America’s historian,” and Time Magazine called him “a hero to millions – including some powerful politicians.” In fact, Time Magazine named him as one of America’s 25 most influential evangelicals.
David and his wife Cheryl reside in Aledo, Texas, and they have three grown children, Damaris, Timothy and Stephen.
Dr. Jim Garlow is the senior pastor of Skyline Church in San Diego and is heard daily on over 800 radio outlets in a one minute commentary called “The Garlow Perspective.” In addition, he has done over 1,000 interviews in print, radio and TV, including CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox and Comedy Central on theological, historical and cultural matters.
He received his Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Drew University in Madison, NJ. Before that he received degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary (Th.M.), Asbury Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Southern Nazarene University (B.A. & M.A.) and Oklahoma Wesleyan University (A.A.)
Jim has four children and five grandsons with his late wife Carol. He is recently married to Rosemary Schindler.
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