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Point of View is a live, nationwide talk radio program heard daily since 1972. With a firm commitment to God’s Word as the source of all wisdom needed for today’s culture, Kerby Anderson and the Point of View team leave no topic untouched. Point of View’s loyal listening audience thrives on daily interviews and interaction with prominent subject-matter experts, including faith leaders, conservative activists, influential authors, and others.

For nearly 50 years, Point of View has thoroughly covered the full spectrum of issues and current events that affect faith, family, government, education, and our Constitutional freedoms. But Kerby and the Point of View team don’t just talk about these issues. They offer listeners the advice and resources they need to make a difference — on both a personal and national level.

Mission Statement
As a media ministry, we use the powerful tool of live, daily, national talk radio and the latest digital technology to provide biblical clarity, truth, and content to restore a Christian biblical worldview to the culture.

privacy-policy-5Non-Profit Charitable Organization
Point of View is a non-profit charitable organization exempt from federal income tax as an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions to Point of View are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Our policy is to apply all gifts given toward a specific project to that project. Occasionally, we receive more contributions than can be wisely used toward a specific project — when that happens, we use these funds to meet other pressing needs that are consistent with the mission of Point of View.

Refunds and Returns
Items offered on Point of View are offered as a premium for a contribution. If an item is damaged, we will replace or exchange the item, upon receipt of the returned item. Please note that due to current tax laws, contributions made to the ministry in exchange for a item are unable to be refunded. If, however, Point of View is unable to send an item, your contribution will be refunded upon request to donorservices@pointofview.net. Contributions to Point of View are non-refundable.

On-Air Staff

kerby_andersonKerby Anderson
Host
, Point of View

Kerby Anderson is host of Point of View Radio Talk Show and also serves as the President of Probe Ministries. He holds masters degrees from Yale University (science) and Georgetown University (government).

He also serves as a visiting professor at Dallas Theological Seminary and has spoken on dozens of university campuses including University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Colorado and University of Texas.

Books by Kerby Anderson

He is the author of 25 books including Christian Ethics in Plain Language, A Biblical Point of View on Islam, A Biblical Point of View on Homosexuality, A Biblical Point of View on Intelligent Design, A Biblical Point of View on Spiritual Warfare, Managing Your Money in Tough Times, Christians and Government, Christians and Economics, Technology and Social Trends, Understanding Islam and Terrorism and Arts, Media, and Culture. He is also the editor of many books including: Marriage, Family, & Sexuality and Technology, Spirituality, & Social Trends.

He is the host of the two hour daily Point of View Radio Talk Show (over 180 stations) and also hosts Viewpoints, a daily commentary heard on over 480 radio stations. He has appeared on numerous radio and TV talk shows including the “MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour,” “Focus on the Family,” “Fire Away,” and “The 700 Club.”

He produces a daily syndicated radio commentary and has written editorials that have appeared in the Dallas Morning News, the Miami Herald, the San Jose Mercury, and the Houston Post. His radio commentaries have been syndicated by International Media Services, United Press International, American Family Radio, Moody Radio, and the USA Radio Network.

Kerby is married and the father of three grown children and one grandchild. He and his wife Susanne reside in Allen, Texas.

Penna Dexter
Co-Host
, Point of View

Penna Dexter is a radio commentator and columnist for various Christian conservative outlets. She is a frequent commentator and guest host for Point of View Radio Talk Show with Kerby Anderson. Her weekly commentaries air on the Moody Broadcasting Network and the Bott Radio Network. Penna’s columns appear at Baptist Press and the Christian Post blog page. Penna is an executive at Todd Dexter & Associates, the integrated marketing consulting company founded by her husband, Todd Dexter.

For eight years she served as Marlin Maddoux’s co-host on Point of View and for two years she co-hosted a daily drive time live broadcast on the Dallas-based Criswell Radio Network.

Penna’s interest in conservative politics and the issues that affect the family began when she was a child working on political campaigns with her parents. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in International Relations. She spent eight years in the banking industry. She and her husband Todd have three children, and are members of Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Penna recently served a term on the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. She served on the Southern Baptist Convention’s Resolutions Committee in 2003, 2004, and 2005. She served for three years as a Texas Area Director for Concerned Women for America. She serves on the Executive Advisory Board for Golden Corridor Republican Women’s Club in Dallas, Texas.

Kelly Shackelford, Esq.

Co-Host, Point of View

Kelly Shackelford, Esq., is president and CEO of First Liberty Institute, the largest legal firm in the nation dedicated exclusively to protecting religious freedom for all Americans. He has served in this role since 1997, leading First Liberty’s efforts to defend religious freedom in the courts and in the public arena. Under his leadership, First Liberty’s legal team has participated in cases before the United States Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals, federal district courts and various state courts, where they have won more than 90 percent of their cases.

Shackelford is a constitutional scholar who has argued before the United States Supreme Court, testified before the U.S. House and Senate, and has won a number of landmark First Amendment and religious liberty cases.

He was recently named one of the 25 greatest Texas lawyers of the past quarter century by Texas Lawyer, and is the recipient of the prestigious William Bentley Ball Award for Life and Religious Freedom Defense for pioneering work protecting religious freedom.

Shackelford is a highly sought-after speaker and frequent guest on national news and talk shows including Good Morning America, The Today Show, The O’Reilly Factor, CNN, Fox and Friends, MSNBC, and Hannity. He also has been featured in the National Law Journal, Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Times, The Washington Post, The L.A. Times, and many others.

Shackelford is on the Board of Trustees of the United States Supreme Court Historical Society and earned his law degree from Baylor University.

Staff

Warren Kelley
President
, Point of View Ministries, Inc.

Warren Kelley is the President of Point of View Ministries, Inc. the organization that produces Point of View Radio Talk Show. He has been involved with the ministry in a variety of ways for over 30 years.

He served as a member of the Board of Directors for three years before joining the ministry full-time as the Director of Development in 1988. After three years in that role, he became the Vice President and eventually the Executive Vice President. In that role he ran the day-to-day operations of the ministry. After the passing of Marlin Maddoux, the ministry’s founder, the board named him as the new President, the role in which he continues to serve today.

Kelley also serves on the board of the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools and the board of askNova. He and his wife, Marla, have three children, three grandchildren and live on the north side of the DFW metroplex.

Marlin Maddoux Show Page

Marlin Maddoux 1933-2004
Founder
Point of View

Marlin Maddoux was Founder and Host of Point of View Radio Talk Show, which began in 1972. Marlin was a pioneer in the talk radio industry with Point of View’s hard-hitting issues-oriented talk format. For more than thirty years he led Point of View to cover the full spectrum of issues and current events that affect our families, beliefs, schools, government, churches, and basic freedoms from a Christian perspective. In 1986, Maddoux was given the National Religious Broadcasters Award of Merit. In 1994 Christianity Today magazine called Point of View America’s “most popular live Christian call-in show.” And in 2007 he was inducted in to the NRB Hall of fame.

In 1985, Marlin founded USA Radio Network that produced two newscasts every hour, every day of the year. The network grew to be carried on more than 1,300 affiliated radio stations across the nation. In 1994, the National Religious Broadcasters awarded the USA Radio Network its “Program Producer of the Year” Award.

Maddoux was a guest on national television and radio broadcasts including, “CBS Morning News,” ABC’s “Nightline,” ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “CNN,” “Focus on the Family,” and many others. He was an invited guest at the White House on several occasions, having met with both President Ronald Reagan and President George Bush. He authored several books, including “America Betrayed”, “What Worries Parents Most”, “Free Speech or Propaganda?”, “A Christian Agenda: Game Plan for a New Era”, and his novel, “Seal of Gaia”.  Marlin’s final book was “Public Education Against America” which was published after his death.

His legacy of impacting the lives of listeners in ways that influence the culture continues to this day.

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