My Bio

Family:  Olivia and I have six children and two terrific daughters-in-law.  Hailey and Cody joined our clan after living with us two years as foster children. 

Career:  I worked with Focus on the Family for twenty years where I served as Group Vice President over all media and communications including publishing, films, broadcasting, marketing and audio drama.  In 2007 I accepted the call to become pastor of spiritual formation at Lake Pointe Church near Dallas where we pioneered the HomePointe strategy for creating a culture of intentional families.  I continue to work closely with Lake Pointe Church serving the hundreds of churches that have customized our model.  In 2016 I accepted the role of Chief Operating Officer for Open Doors International, a ministry serving persecuted Christians worldwide.    

Writing:  I have written over twenty non-fiction books with combined sales of over 700,000 copies and three dystopian novels authored in collaboration with Dr. James Dobson.  

Academics:  I graduated with a masters degree in theology from Talbot Seminary and now serve on the adjunct faculty of Dallas Theological Seminary where I lecture in the Th.M. and D.Min. programs.