American Family Association (AFA), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1977 by Donald E. Wildmon. Since then, AFA has been on the front lines of America’s culture war. The original name of the ministry was National Federation for Decency but was changed to American Family Association in 1988. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country with nearly a million online supporters and approximately 160,000 subscribers to the AFA Journal, the ministry’s monthly magazine. In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 200 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio banner.
Other divisions of AFA include American Family Radio, the AFA Foundation and OneNewsNow.com, an online news provider syndicated around the world. AFA maintains activist websites such as OneMillionMoms.com, which rallies Christian activists to contact companies asking them to drop their advertising from objectionable TV shows, and OneMillionDads.com, which equips men to fulfill their God-given role of leadership. AFA websites average over 6 million unique visitors and 30 million hits per year. AFA uses all these means to communicate an outspoken, resolute, Christian voice throughout America.
American Family Association Spokespersons
Tim Wildmon is president of American Family Association (AFA) and American Family Radio (AFR). AFA is a pro-family advocacy organization with nearly a million online supporters and approximately 160,000 subscribers to its monthly flagship publication, AFA Journal.
In 1991, AFA started the AFR network, which now consists of nearly 200 radio stations across the country. The format is news, information, Bible teaching and inspirational music. AFR is the fastest-growing radio network of any kind, and built more stations in a shorter period of time than any other broadcaster.
Wildmon is co-host of the national radio program “Today’s Issues,” a daily discussion offering a Christian response to issues of the day, on AFR stations across the country.
He has authored two books of short story humor and writes a bi-weekly column for the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. He has written guest editorials for USA Today, Townhall.com, The Christian Post, and columns for magazines such as Focus on the Family.
As a media spokesperson, Wildmon has appeared on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor,” MSNBC’s “Deborah Norville Tonight,” CNN’s “Talk Back Live,” “NewsNight with Aaron Brown” and “American Morning” on CNN. He has been quoted in national newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and numerous other media outlets. He is also frequently quoted by Family News in Focus, WorldNetDaily, SRN News and USA Radio News, in addition to being a frequent guest on local and national radio programs.
Wildmon graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in journalism. He is married to his wife, Alison. Download headshot…
Ed Vitagliano is Executive Vice President of the American Family Association. He has been an award-winning journalist for the AFA Journal, the organization’s monthly publication with a circulation of approximately 160,000. He has also written and directed a number of documentaries for American Family Studios, a division of AFA.
Vitagliano is a co-host of “Today’s Issues,” the flagship talk show on American Family Radio, a network of nearly 200 radio stations across the country. He is also an ordained minister and pastors a local church in northeast Mississippi. Download headshot…
Abraham Hamilton III
Abraham Hamilton III is a husband, father of five wonderful children, lawyer, home-school dad, and a teaching pastor at his local church. He also serves American Family Association as its General Counsel and Public Policy Analyst, hosts “The Hamilton Corner” on American Family Radio and can be heard on numerous programs across AFR.
He has an undergraduate degree in New Testament Biblical Literature from Oral Roberts University and a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Abe is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association. He is licensed to practice before all Louisiana State Courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Louisiana, as well as all Texas State Courts. In the legal profession, Abe served as a criminal prosecutor and handled major felony prosecutions at the trial level. Additionally, Abraham’s ministerial focuses include Marriage, Family, Apologetics, Biblical Worldview Training, Discipleship Formation and Preaching. Download headshot…
Walker Wildmon serves as Vice President of Operations for AFA. He has been quoted by CNN, Fox News and other major news outlets. Walker is on the board of directors for AFA Action, the 501(c)(4) governmental affairs affiliate of AFA. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Political Science. He calls Tupelo, Mississippi, home and is beginning to raise a family there. Walker and his wife, Lexie, are happily married with three children. Download headshot…
Rob Chambers serves as Vice President for AFA Action—the governmental affairs affiliate of the American Family Association. His role is to educate, encourage, and mobilize Christians to engage the political process because elected officials help form legislation that has lasting effects.
Rob advocates for religious liberty and prolife principles. He has successfully mobilized grass roots efforts to pass legislation promoting religious liberty in public schools and ending government religious discrimination. Rob has also led efforts to defeat Planned Parenthood-style sex-education and statewide initiatives designed to advance liberal education policies.
In addition to his studies in philosophy and religion, Rob also received the Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.