Assistant to the President (Western U.S.)
In February 2004, Gil Mertz joined Family Research Council as an Assistant to the President, articulating how FRC is working to restore the principles of faith, family, and freedom in America to key supporters throughout the Western portion of the United States. He currently serves as the Director of Foundations to seek donations from charitable foundations and corporations while also serving as the Master of Ceremonies for all FRC events.
Gil has been involved with full-time Christian service for nearly 40 years. He draws from a vast background of ministry with international missions, humanitarian causes, and serving the homeless. He is a former pastor and the author of two books, Learn to 4 Give and Restoring Relationships. His daily commentary on forgiveness is heard on almost 300 radio stations across America. Gil and his wife Patricia reside in southern California and have three children and three grandchildren.