After a brief career in financial services and real estate, Richard has been blessed to be able to dedicate almost his whole life to helping Christians be better stewards of their God ordained authority to vote. He considers himself greatly blessed to have such a loving and caring wife in Julie, that their two daughters are happily married with seven children between them, and all are growing in the Lord.
Debbie holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Princeton University and was a systems engineer at AT&T. She spent many years as a stay-at-home Mom while organizing events at in her church and community.
In 2010, Wuthnow joined the Heritage Alliance team to help equip Christians to vote by providing fact-based voter guides in several states. Debbie had become Director of Operations and the voter guide had become a nationwide tool by 2014.
In 2016, Debbie was named Executive Director and led re-branding of the organization to iVoterGuide. As Executive Director, Debbie now oversees an organization now reaching tens of thousands of voters in all fifty states.
Debbie lives in Austin, Texas and her most precious time is still spent with her husband, Mark. She now has 3 grown children, and in her spare time still enjoys sewing and playing hand bells.
Jim has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and over 30 years’ experience in the software industry as well as in the political arena. Having seen God work to equip Christians through his authorship of the popular WORDsearch Bible-study software and recognizing the need for better information about candidates in the primary elections, Jim quickly recognized the potential for digitized data to revolutionize voter guides and impact the nation. He joined with Richard Ford to in 2008 to create iVoterGuide. Jim has two grown sons and lives with his wife, Cheryl, in Austin, Texas.
Arthur D. Ally is founder and President of Timothy Plan, the nation’s leading Biblically based, pro-life, pro-family mutual fund group which uses stringent moral screening criteria designed to avoid investing shareholders’ money in any company that has a pattern of contributing to the cultural pollution of society. He is general partner of Timothy Partners Ltd. (the fund’s sponsor/advisor) and past president of Covenant Financial Management Inc. (CFM), a financial planning firm he founded in 1990 prior to establishing Timothy Plan.
Ally was formerly certified as both a financial planner and public accountant, and has forty years experience in the investment industry. Prior to forming CFM, Ally spent eight years with Shearson Lehman Brothers as vice president, branch manager and financial consultant and five years with Prudential Bache in the same capacity. Throughout his career in the investment industry, Ally has developed a unique blend of expertise in the arenas of securities management and entrepreneurial skills.
A much sought-after conference speaker, Ally has presented seminars and workshops for Christian conventions throughout the United States primarily to registered financial advisors and investors.
His community and professional involvement includes: Liberty Counsel of Florida (Vice Chairman), Heritage Alliance/iVoter Guide (Board of Directors), Salt and Light Council (Board of Directors), Jesus Alliance (Board of Directors), Council for National Policy (Executive Committee Member), Florida Faith and Works Coalition (Founder), Florida Give Me Liberty Tour (Founder), Florida Christian Business Owners/CEO Symposium Network (Founder), National Association of Christian Financial Consultants (Co-Founder and Past President), and Downtown Baptist Church of Orlando, Florida (Former Deacon and Adult Sunday School Teacher).
A graduate of Cleveland State University with a degree in accounting and finance, he and his wife, Bonnie, have been married since 1961 and have three children, eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Brad graduated from Wheaton College in 1982 with a B.A. in Political Science and History. He served as an aide to U.S. Senator William L. Armstrong and then as a deputy for the National Republican Congressional Committee before heading up a foundation to develop private sector alternatives to federal government programs.
He left politics to join the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ in 1989, convinced that the only effective solution to society’s problems must begin with the spiritual dimension of life. Today he serves on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ, and as President & CEO of the Bright Media Foundation. He is the National Director of DISCOVER GOD, a strategy with the goal of changing the way Americans view God – first in the Church and then throughout the culture.
In 2004, he authored God is the Issue, Reframing the Cultural Agenda. In 2008 he revised and re-released it as, GOD is the Issue: Becoming an Agent of Real Change.
He and his wife Katherine have two children.
J.B. Horton was born and raised in Pampa, Texas. After graduating high school, he attended West Texas A&M University, where he was elected as student body president for two terms his junior and senior years. He also served as president of his business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi, was the founding president of the College Republicans and was elected as the chairman of the Texas A&M System Chancellor’s Student Advisory Board, representing over 88,000 students. At West Texas A&M, Mr. Horton championed a student endowment for scholarships, which has now grown to more than $3 million and produces over $150,000 scholarships each year for WT students. Mr. Horton played on the WT tennis team for three years, where his team was able to compete twice in the NCAA II Sweet 16 Championships. He was named WT’s Man of the Year in 1998, and in 1999 he became the first individual in WT’s history to receive the Silver Buffalo Award, the highest award given by the University President. He graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in international business.
After graduating from college, he moved to in Veracruz Mexico to study Spanish before moving to Austin to work on President Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign. He then moved to Washington D.C. where he worked at the Republican National Committee. After President Bush won the election in 2000, Mr. Horton was asked to serve on the transition team to the White House. During the two terms of the Bush Administration, Mr. Horton worked in several different rolls: Special Assistant in the Small Business Administration’s Office of International Trade; Associate Director in the State Department’s White House Liaison Office; and for the last 2 1⁄2 years he served as The White House Liaison to the General Services Administration (GSA). At GSA, he received the Administrator’s Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor given for exceptional service at the agency.
While in Washington, he received a Pampa sponsored Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to study in England. He received his Master of Business Administration from Leeds University Business School in 2005.
After completing his work in the Bush Administration, Mr. Horton and his wife, Lindsay, spent two months in Tajikistan, where they served as humanitarian consultants on an energy project in the eastern part of the country.
In 2013, Mr. Horton was honored as the youngest inductee to ever be named to the Pampa High School Hall of Fame.
Mr. Horton worked for The Heritage Foundation, as the John Von Kannon Fellow in Philanthropy. During his time at Heritage, he was responsible for raising over $100 million to aid the Heritage Foundation in promoting conservative causes across the country.
Currently, he is the Chief Development Officer for Texas Public Policy Foundation.
Mr. Horton and his wife, Lindsay, now live in Fort Worth with their two children, Audrey and Ben. They are actively involved in their church, Christ Chapel, and are currently leaning to speak another language called “baby talk” with their two new family members.
“His clear and humorous speaking style will leave you with answers to questions you have always had but didn’t know who to ask” is a quote often heard about Bob McEwen. The former Ohio Congressman in conferences around the world uncovers the part that God and Free Enterprise have played in making America the envy of the world. “If we lose our appreciation for those two pillars of Right and Work we will see the disintegration of the great American culture.”
Bob was chosen by his colleagues to be a member of the coveted Intelligence Committee and also the Rules Committee which oversees all legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. He also was a member of the U.S. delegation to the European Parliament for 10 years.
Currently he serves at the Executive Director of the Washington based Council for National Policy.
Bob and his wife, Liz, have four children and six grandchildren and make their homes in Cincinnati, Ohio and Fairfax Station, Virginia.
Rev. Buddy Smith is Senior Vice-President of American Family Association (AFA) and American Family Radio (AFR). AFA is a pro-family advocacy organization with hundreds of thousands of online supporters and approximately 170,000 subscribers to its monthly flagship publication the AFA Journal. Founded in 1977 by Don Wildmon, the mission of the American Family Association is to inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture, and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission.
Over the past 23 years Buddy has worked at AFA in the battle to restore America’s biblical foundations and to protect families from the immorality that threatens to rob our children of their future. AFA initiates and works continuously on numerous projects that are specifically designed for participation by people who love God and our nation. Buddy believes that real hope for this nation is found in a loving God and in His people.
He has an undergraduate degree in music education from Mississippi State University and a graduate degree in theology from Oral Roberts University. Buddy is a retired minister in the United Methodist Church where he actively served for more than 40 years.
He has been married to his bride Carol for 42 years. They have two grown children, Stacey and Casey, and four grandchildren.