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Dr. Richard Land

Mar 18, 2004 09:12 PM EST

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 August 2003, Dr. Land was appointed to a second term on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom by President George W. Bush.

As host of For Faith & Family and For Faith & Family's Insight, two nationally syndicated radio programs, Dr. Land speaks passionately and authoritatively on the social, ethical, and public policy issues facing our country. The For Faith & Family Broadcast Ministry is heard by more than 1.5 million listeners each week on nearly 600 radio stations across the country and throughout the world on the Internet.

Richard Land Live! is Dr. Land’s latest radio initiative. The program is a live, 3-hour, caller-driven weekend program that is syndicated on the Salem Radio Network.

Dr. Land has spoken on college campuses, in churches, and in other forums across America concerning the crucial issues facing American society as we approach the 21st century. He currently co-hosts a 30-minute weekday radio call-in talk show, "For Faith & Family," sponsored by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. He is also contributing editor to the following books: "The Earth Is the Lord's," "Life at Risk," "Citizen Christians," and "Christians in the Public Square."

Dr. Land is an ordained Southern Baptist minister and has been a member of a Southern Baptist church since 1953. He has pastored Baptist churches in Texas, Louisiana, and England. He and his wife have three children.