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)
First 15 (www.first15.org)
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, Director of Spiritual Formation, is a published author, teacher, and speaker. Her website and blog make her Bible studies and other resources available to a fast-growing audience, and her speaking engagements bring God's word to churches and study groups across Texas.
Craig Denison joined the Denison Forum team in May 2012. He is the Director of Spiritual Formation and Media and an author and speaker. He authors First15, a daily devotional which seeks to give believers of all backgrounds a consistent and impactful experience with God in the first 15 minutes of their day. Craig's speaking is geared towards helping the audience have an encounter with God that would lead them to a life lived in whole-hearted pursuit of loving God and others. He and his wife Rachel are also the worship pastors at Antioch Community Church Dallas.
Rachel Denison, Administrative and Marketing Coordinator for Spiritual Formation, joined the DFTC team in March of 2013. She organizes and maintains the Director of Spiritual Formation and Media's calendar, correspondence, events and marketing to ensure ministry growth, exposure, professionalism and effectiveness.
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.
Brittany Kulick, Director of Marketing and Social Media, coordinates public relations and media for the ministry. She is responsible for brand development, as well as monitoring trends in current and cultural issues. Brittany joined the team in January 2011.
Nick Pitts, Special Assistant to the President, joined the DFTC team in December 2014. A PhD student at Dallas Baptist University, Nick regularly contributes to the website in the area of geopolitics and popular culture. He also assists Dr. Denison with his research, calendar, and correspondence.
James Peel, our Research Coordinator, joined the team in February of 2013. He works alongside Dr. Denison providing research and regularly contributes content to the forum.
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.