2019 Guest Speaker
President of Focus on the Family
Daly was named president of Focus on the Family in 2005 after 16 years with the ministry. He is host of its daily radio broadcast, heard by more than 6.2 million listeners a week on more than 1,000 radio stations across the U.S. The show has been honored as Program of the Year by the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB).
Daly’s personal journey from orphan to head of an international Christian organization dedicated to helping families thrive is a powerful story. Abandoned by his alcoholic father at age 5, he lost his mother to cancer four years later – a wound deepened when his grieving stepfather emptied the family home and left Daly, the youngest of five children, and his siblings to fend for themselves after their mother’s funeral.
“I am living proof,” he wrote in his 2007 autobiography, Finding Home, “that no matter how torn up the road has already been, or how pothole-infested it may look ahead, nothing – nothing – is impossible for God.”
Under his leadership, the organization has taken on a major role nationally in encouraging and helping facilitate foster-care adoptions, earning recognition from the White House and Congress for its efforts.
In addition to its traditional emphasis on helping couples build strong marriages and raise healthy, resilient kids, Focus on the Family has a robust pro-life ministry. Their Option Ultrasound program for pregnancy care centers has helped save an estimated 425,000 babies since its launch in 2004. In February of this year,Daly announced the largest pro-life effort in Focus on the Family’s history called “See Life Clearly.”
Daly is an author whose latest book, When Parenting Isn’t Perfect, released in 2017. Other books Daly has written include ReFOCUS: Living a Life That Reflects God’s Heart and Marriage Done Right: One Man, One Woman.
Daly has been married to his wife, Jean, since 1986. They have two sons and reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado.