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Bob Vander Plaats

Host: Dr. James Dobson

November 15, 2021

When Ronald Reagan campaigned for President of the United States, he said, "I believe this country hungers and thirsts for a spiritual revival." Nothing could be more accurate today. On today's edition of Family Talk, guest speaker Bob Vander Plaats, President of the Iowa-based public policy organization, The Family Leader, urges citizens to engage the Body of Christ and anchor it with prayer. Bob encourages pastors to be boldly biblical and culturally relevant from the pulpit. Only then, as Hebrews 2:1 teaches us, will the church and its people be empowered to stand firm in their knowledge of truth and boldly proclaim it.

Meet the Guest


Bob Vander Plaats

Bob Vander Plaats is president and CEO of The Family Leader, a state-level public policy organization with a mission to strengthen families by inspiring Christ-like leadership in the home, the church, and the government. In 2010, Vander Plaats received the CitizenLink "Family Champion" award. Through his leadership, The Family Leader has initiated several family advocacy programs, most notably, The Daniel Impact. Vander Plaats’ voice for the family is frequently noted and his comments are often requested by national and international media outlets for conservative reference. He is the author of Light from Lucas and If 7:14: An Urgent Call for Revival. He received his master’s and specialist’s degrees in educational leadership from Drake University. Vander Plaats and his wife, Darla, reside in Iowa and are blessed with four sons.

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