Princeton (A.B.,magna cum laude
) and Oxford (D.Phil.) educated, Dr. Richard Land has served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission since 1988. During his tenure as spokesman on Capitol Hill for the largest non-Catholic denomination in the country, Dr. Land has represented Southern Baptists’ interests in the halls of Congress, before U.S. Presidents, and in the major media.
In July 2005, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist appointed Dr. Land to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), an independent and bipartisan federal agency. Frist’s senatorial appointment marked Dr. Land’s third term of service to the USCIRF. President Bush selected Dr. Land for his two previous terms (September 2001 to September 2004).
In February, 2005, Land was featured inTime Magazine
as one of "“The Twenty-five Most Influential Evangelicals in America."
As host ofFor Faith & Family, For Faith & Family's Insight
, andRichard Land Live!
, three nationally syndicated radio programs, Dr. Land speaks on the social, ethical, and public policy issues facing our country. In his latest book,Imagine! A God-Blessed America
(Broadman & Holman, 2005), Dr. Land encourages readers to envision an America where more Christians are radical change agents who reflect Christ, not culture.
Dr. Land’s record as a pro-family advocate is capped by his proudest accomplishment—his over 30-year marriage and personal investment in the lives of his three children and his wife, Dr. Rebekah Land, a psychotherapist in private practice.