George Barna

Senior Research Fellow for the Center for Biblical Worldview

George Barna is a Senior Research Fellow for the Center for Biblical Worldview at Family Research Council. He is also a professor at Arizona Christian University (ACU) where he leads their Cultural Research Center. His focus at ACU is worldview assessment and development, and cultural transformation. George founded The Barna Group (which he sold in 2009), the American Culture and Faith Institute, and Metaformation.

Through those entities, Barna has conducted groundbreaking research on worldview, cultural transformation, ministry applications, spiritual development, and politics. He has provided research and strategy for several hundred parachurch ministries, thousands of Christian churches, various for-profit organizations, and the U.S. military. He has also provided polling and strategy for four presidential candidates. Barna has authored 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 and have been translated into more than a dozen foreign languages.

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. Married to Nancy since 1978, they have three daughters and three grandchildren, and live on the central California coast and Phoenix.

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