An elegant and inspiring evening celebrating God’s divine truth for every relationship. This elegant evening includes a gourmet dinner, beautiful surroundings and the official launch of our anticipated pastor’s project!
We will also be honoring Dr. George Barna with Legacy’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Coach Joe Kennedy with Legacy’s Cultural Impact Award. You will be deeply moved by the humility of both of these men who stand for truth.
George Barna's Bio Joe Kennedy's Bio Carrie Abbott's Bio
Barna is a Professor at Arizona Christian University and Director of Research at its Cultural Research Center, focusing on worldview assessment and development, and cultural transformation. He is also the Sr. Research Fellow at Family Research Council Center for Biblical Worldview. He is also a Fellow at the Townsend Institute at Concordia University.
He was the founder The Barna Group (which he sold in 2009), the Barna Institute, the American Culture and Faith Institute, and Metaformation. Through those entities he has conducted groundbreaking research on worldview, cultural transformation, ministry applications, spiritual development, and politics. He has provided research and strategy for several hundred parachurch ministries, thousands of Christian churches, the U.S. military, Fortune 500 companies, and has supplied polling and strategy to four presidential candidates. He has also served on multiple Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards.
To date, Barna has authored or co-authored 57 books addressing social and religious trends, worldview, leadership, spiritual development, church dynamics, and cultural transformation. They include New York Times bestsellers and several award-winning books. His books have been translated into more than a dozen foreign languages.
He previously taught at several universities and seminaries; served as the Teaching Pastor of a large, multi-ethnic church; pastor of a house church; an elder in four congregations; and has helped to start several churches. After graduating summa cum laude from Boston College, Barna earned two Master’s degrees from Rutgers University and received a doctorate from Dallas Baptist University.
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 and in Phoenix.
Coach Joe Kennedy, an eighteen-year Marine veteran, was an assistant coach for the Bremerton High School (BHS) varsity football team. Before he even coached his first game, the Marine-turned-football coach made a commitment to God that he would give thanks at the conclusion of each game for what the players had accomplished and for the opportunity to be part of their lives through football. This was met with disapproval from his school district and turned into a lengthy court battle. On June 27, 2022, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Coach Kennedy and his First Amendment right. He looks forward to being reinstated and returning to the field. Joe and his wife, Denise, are parents to four and reside currently in Pensacola. A film inspired by his life is in development. He continues to speak across the country promoting freedom of speech.
Watch the story of Joe’s win at the Supreme Court
With 32 years of teaching, Carrie is a tremendously popular national speaker, author and radio show host. Her witty and fast paced style, combined with her depth of knowledge is one of many reasons she is considered a great communicator and leading expert on the topic of relationships and sexuality. She has spoken to people across the nation, in venues as diverse as: state legislatures, churches, universities, youth events, medical associations, conferences, banquets, broadcast radio & TV, and she is featured in several video series. Carrie hosts a daily 30-minute radio show called Relationship Insights which is heard on stations in WA, CA, NV, KS, OK, MO and downloaded in 138 countries from ,a href="https://CarrieAbbott.com" target="_blank">CarrieAbbott.com.
As a founder and President of The Legacy Institute, Carrie is the lead educator and go-to expert on philosophy, theology and content for the Legacy Institute. Carrie oversees research and development of all resources at Legacy, serves as a consultant to other organizations and teaches nationwide.
A few more facts:
What Carrie Likes:
Ice-cream (the fattening kind), soup on a cold day, candles, new shoes, sunshine, family and friends, funny people, a cogent argument, truth, history, the sermons of Charles Spurgeon, passion in action, teaching, decorating, gardening, the color green, a bargain, her Bible.
What Carrie Dislikes:
Baby shower games, mean people, hot peppers, airports, plastic flowers, liars, death in any form, willful ignorance, telemarketing calls, bad hair, feminism that doesn’t help women and emasculates men, unpatriotic attitudes, legalism, evil, fake butter, ironing.
For a complete curriculum vitae go to CarrieAbbott.com .
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