Our missionThe Denison Forum on Truth and Culture (DFTC) (www.denisonforum.org) equips people to change the culture for the Kingdom. As a catalyst for moral and spiritual renewal, DFTC is joining God in building a global movement of culture-changing Christians.
Our storyAmerica has lost its moral compass while a great spiritual revolution is sweeping other nations of the world. More people are turning to Christ today than at any time in history – more than 82,000 a day, according to recent surveys. However, only 6,000 are in Western Europe and North America, combined.
At the same time that faith is increasing dramatically in developing nations, research shows that our culture is experiencing a spiritual crisis. Many don't know or accept traditional religious answers to the challenges of our day. A recent survey asked Americans what one problem they would fix if they could. Not surprisingly, the leading answer was restoring economic stability to the nation. But tied for first place was restoring morality to our society.
How can we rebuild the moral foundations upon which our democracy depends and help people join the global spiritual awakening?
Dr. Jim Denison launched the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture in February 2009 to respond to these critical needs. Through his essays in The Dallas Morning News, The Christian Post, and other major channels, Dr. Denison provides compelling perspectives on culture to a modern generation in search of moral truth. By utilizing the web, social media, print literature, radio, and speaking events, DFTC is bridging the gap between faith and culture.
Our websitesDenison Forum on Truth and Culture (www.denisonforum.org)
Janet Denison (www.janetdenison.com)
Christian Parenting (www.christianparenting.org)
First 15 (www.first15.org)
Craig and Rachel Denison (www.craigandracheldenison.com)
Love God (lovegod.denisonforum.org)
Resource Library (resources.denisonforum.org)
Our teamJeff Byrd, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, directs all ministry operations. Jeff is an engineer with an MBA and many years of corporate and non-profit managerial experience. He has served with Dr. Denison for over 20 years in three churches.
Billie Byrd is our donor relations liaison. She has owned and operated her own marketing company and served on for-profit and non-profit staffs.
Janet Denison is the Director of ChristianParenting.org and JanetDenison.com, websites that provide Bible studies and other resources to a fast-growing audience. Janet is a popular speaker, published author and teacher sharing God's word in churches, parenting groups and other venues.
Craig Denison, Director of Brand Strategy and Spiritual Formation, joined the DFTC team in May of 2012. He oversees development of the various brands within the ministry, is the author of First15, blogs regularly at craigandracheldenison.com, speaks, and leads worship with his wife Rachel as they seek to be a catalyst for spiritual awakening.
Rachel Denison, Administrative and Marketing Coordinator for Spiritual Formation, joined the DFTC team in March of 2013. She organizes and maintains the Director of Brand Strategy and Spiritual Formation's calendar, correspondence, events and marketing. Rachel also blogs regularly at craigandracheldenison.com.
Matt Reynolds, Director of Operations, joined the ministry in January of 2016 and oversees the day-to-day operations of the Denison Forum. His areas of responsibility include project management as well as direction of the technology, graphics and marketing teams. Matt is a graduate from Texas A&M University and holds his C.P.A.
Ryan Denison, Theological Research Assistant, joined the DFTC team in August, 2010. He is currently working on a PhD in Church History at B.H. Carroll Theological Institute and regularly contributes content to the Forum in addition to assisting Dr. Denison with his research.
Minni Elkins, Dr. Denison’s longtime assistant, serves part-time to coordinate correspondence, edit content, and help readers locate resources.
Cynthia Yanof, Executive Coordinator, joined the DFTC team in January 2016. She coordinates Jim and Janet Denison's various ministry initiatives, speaking engagements and writing commitments. Cynthia graduated from Baylor University and later received her J.D. from Texas Tech School of Law.
Kelley Mathews, Managing Editor of ChristianParenting.org, also serves as editor for the DFTC website. Before joining the team in September 2015, she taught Bible studies, authored books, and was a freelance editor in the Christian market for almost twenty years.
Nick Pitts serves as the Director for Cultural Engagement at the Denison Forum. Currently a Ph.D candidate and adjunct professor at Dallas Baptist University, Nick is also the editor of The Daily Briefing. In addition, Nick serves as an editor at large for The Liberty Project, an online magazine.
Mark Cook, Program Coordinator for the Institute for Global Engagement, joined Denison Forum in August 2014. Mark regularly contributes content for the Forum in the areas of leadership and sports.
Evan Burton, Graphic Designer, joined the team May of 2014. He oversees the development and creation of graphics and products for all DFTC brands. He graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in Graphic Design from Dallas Baptist University.
Morgan Byrd, Social Media Coordinator, joined the ministry in December of 2015, and oversees Social Media based marketing campaigns across various platforms. Morgan is a graduate from Dallas Baptist University with a degree in Communication Theory.
Steven Longoria, Technology Coordinator, joined the ministry in April of 2016, and oversees the technology behind the organization. Steven is a graduate from Stanford University with a degree in Computer Science, and is currently attending Dallas Theological Seminary pursuing a Masters in Theology.
Susi Reyes, Office Manager, has worked with faith-based ministries for the past 14 years as an office manager and in Human Resources. She joined the team in April of 2013.