We live in a culture that is increasingly complex. There are no easy answers to your hard questions. FamilyLife President David Robbins and his wife Meg, team up with Dennis and Barbara Rainey to interact with listeners, and talk about the challenges facing moms and dads today.
As 17-year veterans of Cru, David and Meg Robbins have served in a variety of capacities, beginning as ﬁeld staff at their Alma Mater, the University of Mississippi. In 2003, they moved to Pisa, Italy, to serve as overseas team leaders for Cru. It was during that time they fell in love with ﬁnding ways to relate and communicate with a secular, pluralistic culture. They trained to serve overseas long-term until God surprisingly led them back to the U.S.
After a three-year stint as campus directors at the University of Georgia, they were asked to serve as national directors of Campus Field Ministries, overseeing 175 ﬁeld staff on 17 locations for campus ministries in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi.
David and Meg married on November 16, 2001 and most recently lived in Manhattan, serving as national facilitators for Cru’s Millennials Ministry, which they launched in 2012. The initiative targeting 20-somethings quickly grew to reach a network of 1,000 millennials in New York and spread nationwide, establishing teams in 15 other cities across the U.S.
The Robbinses’ passion and heart throughout ministry have always been reflected in Joshua 1:16, “Whatever you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go.” As the ministry to millennials grew, so did David and Meg’s personal ministry focusing on marriages and families, as this generation is entering marriage and having children.
The Robbinses are excited about the opportunity to humbly steward FamilyLife’s resources and strategically position them in a way that will reach current generations and beyond. They eagerly anticipate connecting people to life-changing relationships, and holistically integrating faith, work, family and mission.
“We come to FamilyLife as learners, confident that God has drawn us here and humbled to work hand in hand with these champions in the family space.”
-David and Meg Robbins
Dennis and Barbara Rainey cofounded FamilyLife®, a ministry of Cru®. Their 43+ years of leadership enabled FamilyLife to grow into a dynamic and vital ministry in more than 109 countries. Together they have spoken at over 150 Weekend to Remember® marriage getaways and authored or co-authored more than 35 books, including best-selling Moments Together for Couples, Staying Close, A Symphony in the Dark, and Barbara’s most recent, Letters to My Daughters: The Art of Being a Wife.
A dynamic communicator, Dennis was the original host of the nationally-syndicated FamilyLife Today® radio program. During his tenure on the program, FamilyLife Today was recipient of the National Religious Broadcasters Radio Program of the Year Award three times. Dennis has also spoken for Promise Keepers stadium events, YPO University Fellowship Forum, and FamilyLife’s I Still Do® arena events. He has testified on family issues before Congress and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs as an ambassador for marriages and families.
After faithfully serving alongside Dennis both in ministry and at home, Barbara launched a new endeavor called Ever Thine Home® in 2011. This line of home décor with interactive content helps families express faith at home in a way that is both biblical and beautiful.
Dennis and Barbara have been married since 1972 and love laughing with their six children and impressive number of grandchildren. They live near Little Rock, Arkansas and continue to serve with Cru, FamilyLife’s parent organization.