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 frontlines 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 over two million online supporters and approximately 150,000 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. Other divisions of AFA include the Center for Law & Policy, a firm dealing in religious, First Amendment and constitutional matters, and AgapePress, an online news provider that is syndicated around the world. AFA uses all these means to communicate an outspoken, resolute, Christian voice in America.
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 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 also leads Spiritual Heritage Tours to Washington, D.C., and Mount Vernon twice a year. These tours emphasize the great influence Christianity has had on American history and its role in the lives of America’s Founding Fathers. The AFA president also leads an annual trip to the Holy Land, where he guides people along places found in the Bible, including sites in Israel and Greece.
Wildmon graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in journalism. He and his wife, Alison, have three children. Download headshot…
Ed Vitagliano is Executive Vice President for 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 165,000. 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
AFA Public Policy Analyst Abraham Hamilton III is a husband, father of four children, lawyer and an assistant pastor in his local church. He has an undergraduate degree in New Testament Biblical Literature and a Juris Doctor degree. Abraham (or “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, Hamilton is a criminal prosecutor, handling major felony prosecutions at the trial level. Additionally, Hamilton’s ministerial focuses include marriage, family, apologetics, biblical worldview training, discipleship formation, and he serves his local congregation as a minister of preaching. Download headshot…
Walker Wildmon graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Political Science. He calls Tupelo, Miss., home and plans to raise a family there. Walker is happily married to his best friend, Lexie. His aim is to influence culture for Christ and ensure freedom and liberty for future generations. At the American Family Association, he currently serves as Assistant to the President. Download headshot…