Director of Foundations
Gil Mertz joined Family Research Council in February of 2004 as a Regional Director of Development for the western United States. He currently serves as the Director of Strategic Giving which includes securing grants from charitable foundations and individual estate planning for deferred gifts. Gil also serves as the Master of Ceremonies for all FRC events. Gil has been involved with full-time Christian service for more than 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, writes a weekly column for The Signal Newspaper in the Los Angeles area, and the author of Forgive Your Way to Freedom (Moody Publishers). Gil and his wife Patricia reside in southern California and have three children and three grandchildren.