Larry Fowler

Larry Fowler is the founder of Legacy Coalition, a national ministry focused on equipping Christian grandparents to fulfill their biblical role of impacting grandchildren. He has nearly 50 years of pursuing his calling to children’s ministry, beginning as a youth pastor, then missionary, then international trainer (in 47 different countries), and senior executive with Awana Clubs International. He has years of experience writing children’s ministry curriculum. He is the author of the best-selling books, Rock Solid Kids and Raising a Modern-Day Joseph, as well as several other books on children’s ministry, parenting, and grandparenting. He has been featured in parenting videos by Focus on the Family and is a frequent main-stage and breakout speaker at conferences and seminars. His latest book is Overcoming Grandparenting Barriers.

In 2012, he was the recipient of the Legacy Award from the International Network of Children’s Ministry, recognizing him for his lifelong impact upon children’s ministry in America. That same year, Larry felt God’s call to a new focus—grandparenting—and he and his wife Diane moved to Riverside, California to be closer to his son and daughter-in-law as they started their family.
In 2016, Larry followed his new calling, and led the launch of the Legacy Coalition. This launch was the catalyst for a national grandparenting movement. This movement calls Christian grandparents to become intentional in perpetuating faith in their families and is characterized by grandparents first realizing their biblical role and their potential for spiritual influence, and then becoming purposeful in their interactions with their grandchildren.

Now, its 70-plus staff members and key volunteers serve local churches and equip grandparents through podcasts, webinars, blogs, printed materials, and other resources. They also conduct the only national conference on Christian grandparenting, the Legacy Grandparenting Summit.

Larry and Diane have two grown children, seven grandchildren, and live in Riverside, California.

Episodes appearing in

Authors Mark Gregston and Larry Fowler help you toss the stereotypes in favor of five ways your influence as a grandparent can go the distance. View Show Notes →
How can you grandparent teens for an impact that lasts? Authors Mark Gregston and Larry Fowler weigh in on pursuing your grandkids in tough years. View Show Notes →
Grandparenting teenagers? Authors Mark Gregston and Larry Fowler help you engage in ways that matter and make an impact that keeps echoing. View Show Notes →
Your potential impact on your grandkids can be monumental. Authors Larry Fowler & Tim Kimmel challenge you to grandparent with God's heart for them. View Show Notes →
Could your grandparenting alter generations to come? Authors Larry Fowler & Tim Kimmel explore the whys and hows of leaving a legacy. View Show Notes →
Larry Fowler, Emmitt Fowler, Hannah Leary, and Barbara Rainey talk about the blessings of hiding God's Word in your heart. View Show Notes →
Hettie Brittz, Larry Fowler, Lisa Anderson, Jeff Schulte, and Barbara Rainey, each share tributes they've written to their moms. View Show Notes →
What are you doing to grow spiritually strong kids? View Show Notes →
How well do you know the Scriptures? View Show Notes →