Host:Dr. James Dobson
For young children, love is spelled "T-I-M-E," so without a father in the home it can be traumatic. John Smithbaker, founder of "Fathers in the Field," experienced the forgiveness of Christ at the age of 40, and was empowered to forgive his earthly father for abandoning him as a child. His Christ-centered mentoring ministry urges the Church to play a role much like the Good Samaritan—instead of walking by fatherless boys left on the "cultural roadside," to find willing Christian men to invest time in their lives.
John Smithbaker is founder and CEO of the nonprofit ministry Fathers in the Field. He served for 15 years as president and CEO of the Brunton Outdoor Group, a leading manufacturer of outdoor adventure products. John earned his B.S. from The University of Arizona, and his M.B.A. from The University of St. Thomas. In 2005, he launched Fathers in the Field to share God’s love with hurting boys who lack a father figure. He is the author of two books and considers it an honor to be a catalyst for the Kingdom by taking on the cause of the fatherless. John has been happily married to his wife, Tracey, for 31 years and together they have three children.