Family Research Council’s mission is to advance faith, family and freedom in public policy and the culture from a Christian worldview.
Family Research Council’s vision is a culture in which human life is valued, families flourish and religious liberty thrives.
The seeds for FRC’s growth were planted in a time of turmoil and watered with work and prayer. After attending a research planning meeting for President Carter’s 1980 White House Conference on Families, Dr. James Dobson met and prayed with a group of eight Christian leaders at a Washington hotel. From that beginning resolve was formed to establish Family Research Council, and one of those present that night, Gerald P. Regier, became our first president. FRC’s immediate goal was to counter the credentialed voices arrayed against life and family with equally capable men and women of faith.
Drawing upon his experience at the Department of Health and Human Services in the Reagan administration, Regier developed fresh means to link pro-family experts with government research and policy making offices. He arranged for Congressional testimony, provided reports to elected officials, amassed evidence for legal briefs on family issues, helped secure appointments on government panels, and offered media commentary. This foundational work formed the core for FRC’s long-term success.
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