Pastor, Author, Speaker, Founder and Executive Director of Faith at Home Ministries
Pastor, Author, Speaker and Ministries Director of Faith at Home Ministries
George Barna contends that God placed him on earth to help facilitate a moral and spiritual revolution in the United States. Toward that end, he provides innovative and practical research insights to those who want to restore America to Jesus Christ.
Barna is currently a professor at Arizona Christian University and Director of Research at the Cultural Research Center based at the university. His focus at ACU is worldview assessment and development, and cultural transformation.
Prior to that Barna was the founder and leader of The Barna Group (1984-2009), Metaformation (2009 – present), and the American Culture and Faith Institute (2012-2018). Through those entities he has conducted groundbreaking research on worldview, cultural transformation, ministry applications, spiritual development, and politics. In addition to providing research and strategy for several hundred parachurch ministries, thousands of Christian churches, the U.S. military, and numerous non-profit and for-profit organizations, he has conducted polls and provided strategy input for four presidential candidates.
Barna has written or co-authored more than 50 books, mostly addressing cultural and religious trends, leadership, spiritual development, church dynamics, and cultural transformation. They include New York Times bestsellers and several award-winning books. His works have been translated into more than a dozen foreign languages.
His work is frequently cited as an authoritative source by the media and he has been named by various media as one of the nation’s most influential Christian leaders.
George and his wife Nancy attended high school, college, and grad school together before marrying in 1978. They have three adopted daughters and three grandchildren, and currently live on the central California coast. He enjoys reading novels, performing and listening to music, viewing fine art, rooting for the Yankees and Lakers, experiencing the ocean, and playing with his grandchildren and dogs.