Three-Time Award-Winning Radio Program FamilyLife Today® Announces New Hosts
Dennis Rainey Transitions from His Role as Host of FamilyLife Today
After 26 years of helping strengthen millions of marriages and families, Dennis Rainey is transitioning away from his role as host of FamilyLife Today. On the March 4th program, cohost Bob Lepine will be joined by new hosts Dave and Ann Wilson.
The Wilsons are not new to the FamilyLife® team. Since 1993, they have been teaching and mentoring couples as featured speakers at FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember® marriage getaways. As cofounders of Kensington Church—a national, multicampus church that hosts more than 14,000 visitors every weekend—the Wilsons possess energy and experience that captivates and engages audiences in all life stages.
“Dave and Ann Wilson have been great friends of FamilyLife for more than 25 years and have our utmost confidence,” said Dennis Rainey. “I appreciate who they are as Christ followers and their commitment to Scripture. After doing ministry with them for decades, I’m impressed with how relevant and fresh they are as communicators. Dave and Ann Wilson are absolutely God’s couple for the hour, and I think the best is yet to be for FamilyLife Today.”
Three-time winner of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Media Award for Radio Program of the Year, FamilyLife Today can be heard in all 50 states on more than 1,300 radio outlets. The daily interview-style program addresses current, relevant issues facing today’s families and delivers practical, biblically-sound counsel.
“When we got the phone call to consider being the new hosts, it felt like this was a call from God, out of nowhere,” said Dave Wilson. “We’ve seen the impact of FamilyLife Today and Dennis and Barbara Rainey for decades all around the world. It’s an amazing ministry that we’ve benefited from, applauded, and supported through the years. To be asked to be a part of this ministry is so amazing. We don’t deserve it. To God be the glory, and we can’t wait to see what God does in the days ahead!”
In December of 2017, Rainey stepped down from his role as president and CEO of FamilyLife. His successor, David Robbins, will keep his primary focus on overall strategic leadership and stewardship of FamilyLife while also serving as a thought leader for FamilyLife Today. This is a manifestation of his leadership vision to reach multigenerational audiences with a team of diverse voices and continue to meaningfully serve as many families as possible.
As a cofounder of FamilyLife, Dennis Rainey will continue to be heard on Real FamilyLife® and be a contributing thought leader for FamilyLife audio and content. In addition, FamilyLife This Week® and Vida en Familia Hoy® will continue to be produced as they have in the past.
Dennis and Barbara Rainey have stepped out of leadership at FamilyLife, but they are not retiring. They will continue to serve with Cru (FamilyLife’s parent organization) and passionately fulfill their mission as ambassadors for Christ and the family. To find out more about their work, visit DennisAndBarbara.com.