Dr. Richard Land

Princeton (A.B., magna cum laude) and Oxford (D.Phil.) educated, Dr. Richard Land served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission from 1988 to 2013. During his tenure as representative for the largest Protestant denomination in the country, Dr. Land represented Southern Baptist and other Evangelicals’ concerns in the halls of Congress, before U.S. Presidents, and in the media.

Dr. Land now serves as president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC.

In 2005, Dr. Land was featured in Time Magazine as one of “The Twenty-five Most Influential Evangelicals in America.”

As cohost of For Faith & Family, a nationally syndicated radio program, Dr. Land spoke passionately and authoritatively on the social, ethical, and public policy issues facing our country. Listeners can hear these broadcasts on over 700 radio stations across the country and on-demand on the Internet.

Dr. Land’s latest book, The Divided States of America? What Liberals and Conservatives Get Wrong About Faith and Politics is published by Thomas Nelson and was re-released in January 2011 with a new preface.

Dr. Land takes those on the right and the left to task for misstating God’s role in America’s affairs, suggesting instead that it is possible to “affirm and practice belief in God while simultaneously practicing a rigorous separation of church and state.”

The book has earned accolades from a diverse audience, with endorsements from Madeleine Albright, Peter Gomes, Michael Novak, and Peter Berger, among many others. Senator Joseph Lieberman penned the foreword to the book.

Dr. Land has also recently authored Imagine! A God-Blessed America (Broadman & Holman, 2005) and Real Homeland Security (Broadman & Holman, 2004).

Dr. Land is also Executive Editor of FFV a national magazine dedicated to coverage of traditional religious values, Christian ethics, and cultural trends.

Dr. Land’s record as a pro-family advocate is capped by his proudest accomplishment—his over 35-year marriage and personal investment in the lives of his three children and his wife, Dr. Rebekah Land, a psychotherapist in private practice.

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