George Barna
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George Barna

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'Follow' George Barna on Twitter at @George_Barna 'Like' George Barna on Facebook at www.facebook.com/georgebarnapollster Barna is currently a professor at Arizona Christian University and Director of Research at the Cultural Research Center based at the university. His focus at ACU is worldview assessment and development, influential faith, and cultural transformation. For more research and resources visit www.arizonachristian.edu/culturalresearchcenter/ George also serves as the Senior Research Fellow for the Center for Biblical Worldview at the Family Research Council, Washington, D.C. He is engaged in conducting research and providing strategic input for FRC in various areas. Barna has been the founder and leader of The Barna Group (1984-2009), Metaformation (2009 – present), and the American Culture and Faith Institute (2012-2018). Through those entities he has conducted groundbreaking research on worldview, cultural transformation, ministry applications, spiritual development, and politics. In addition to providing research and strategy for several hundred parachurch ministries, thousands of Christian churches, the U.S. military, and numerous non-profit and for-profit organizations, he has conducted polls and provided strategy input for four presidential candidates. Barna has written or co-authored more than 50 books, mostly addressing cultural and religious trends, leadership, spiritual development, church dynamics, and cultural transformation. They include New York Times bestsellers and several award-winning books. His works have been translated into more than a dozen foreign languages. His work is frequently cited as an authoritative source by the media and he has been named by various media as one of the nation’s most influential Christian leaders. Barna is a frequent speaker at ministry conferences around the world, sharing insights from his various research projects. In addition to his current role at Arizona Christian University, he previously taught at several universities and seminaries. Barna was also the teaching pastor of a large, multi-ethnic church; pastor of a house church; an elder in four churches; 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, AZ. He enjoys reading novels, performing and listening to music, viewing fine art, rooting for the Yankees, experiencing the ocean, and playing with his grandchildren and dogs.
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