Director of Foundations
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 over 40 years. He draws from a vast background of ministry with international missions, humanitarian causes, and serving the homeless. He is a former pastor, radio talk-show host, and released his third book with Moody Publishing, Forgive Your Way to Freedom. Gil and his wife Patricia reside in southern California and have three children and three grandchildren.