We all value our pastors, but you might not know how the IRS has limited their freedom of speech. Hear how restrictive rules have served as a gag order for many men of the cloth who are anxious to stand for righteousness in the culture. Hear how to support YOUR pastor’s freedom of speech.
Dr. Jim Garlow, author, communicator, commentator, historian, cultural observer and Senior Pastor of Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego, CA, is heard daily on over 800 radio outlets nationwide in his one minute historical commentary called “The Garlow Perspective.” In addition he airs a 30 minute broadcast called “The Garlow Perspective Special.”
Garlow has done over 750 radio, TV and print interviews – national and local – covering a wide range of topics: historical, theological, marriage and family issues and cultural trends.
He founded and led the California Pastors Rapid Response Team, a group of several thousand pastors that was committed to preserving the traditional, natural definition of marriage as being one man, one woman, which recently experienced a victorious campaign with Proposition 8 receiving over 7 million votes, 52.3% of the vote.
He graduated from Drew University (Ph.D. in historical theology), Princeton Theological Seminary (Master of Theology), Asbury Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), Southern Nazarene University (B.A. & M.A.), Oklahoma Wesleyan University (A.A.).
Due to the book Cracking Da Vinci’s Code (co-authored with Peter Jones, nearly 450,000 copies in print, becoming No.17 on the New York Times Bestsellers List – paperback, nonfiction), Jim has appeared on numerous national TV shows on NBC, CNN, Fox, MSNBC and CNBC. A related book, The Da Vinci CodeBreaker,a dictionary with over 500 key Da Vinci Code related terms, went on to become a bestseller.
The Secret Revealed,an expose on the New Age The Secret, was released in July 2007.
His newest book entitled Heaven and the Afterlife: What Happens When You Die? – released in 2009 – is being followed by a 2010 release of Encountering Heaven and the Afterlife: True Stories from People Who Have Glimpsed the Afterlife.
Other books include How God Saved Civilization (re-released as God And His People,) A Christian’s Response to Islam, The Covenant, Partners in Ministry, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership Tested by Time and God Still Heals. Jim’s books have been translated into ten languages.
Jim’s wife Carol is a graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. She serves as Minister of Prayer & Intercession at Skyline Wesleyan Church. Jim and Carol have four children and five grandsons.
Erik W. Stanley serves as senior legal counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund at its Kansas City Regional Service Center in Kansas, where he heads the ADF Pulpit Initiative to empower pastors across the nation to speak freely from their pulpits on all matters of life, including how Scripture and church teaching have application to candidates and elections. He has focused his practice on appellate law, free speech, traditional family values, pro-life, and religious liberty constitutional law. Stanley has filed, briefed, and argued numerous trial and appellate cases on constitutional issues throughout the United States. Stanley graduated from Temple University School of Law in the top five percent of his class and is a member of the Florida, Kansas, and the District of Columbia bars, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous federal district and appellate courts.