Senior Pastor of Northland, A Church Distributed, a megachurch in Florida with 15,000 members.
He felt called to the ministry while attending Ohio University and hearing about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.. in April of 1968.
He resigned from the position as the next President of the Christian Coalition before he took office, because the group didn't want to make poverty relief a part of its agenda.
He has three children with his wife, Becky.
He offered a blessing for President-elect Barack Obama at the Pre-Inaugural Worship Service at St. John's Church in January of 2009.