The Orphan, The Widow, and Me

J.T. Olson knows what it’s like to be an orphan, having lost both his parents in a tragic automobile accident. Olson explains what led him to create Both Hands–a faith-based nonprofit serving orphans, widows, and adoptive families.

J.T. Olson knows what it's like to be an orphan, having lost both his parents when he was a child. Olson explains what led him to create his organization. View Show Notes →
J.T. Olson was orphaned as a child. Olson shares his family's legacy and explains how a summer job propelled him into a successful career as a salesman and rejuvenated the love he had for God as a child. View Show Notes →

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J.T. Olson

After being orphaned as a child alongside his four siblings, JT Olson went on to start Both Hands -- a faith-based non-profit serving orphans and widows. Olson’s personal tragedy gave him an overwhelming understanding of the need to find loving homes for the world’s orphaned and vulnerable children. His new book follows his powerful journey towards spiritual restoration by recounting significant moments in his life, including his family’s life-altering decision to adopt a little girl from China. With over 153 million orphans worldwide and the costs of adoption on the rise, his non-profit’s goal is to fulfill the call in James 1:27 to care for orphans and widows by alleviating the financial burden facing families considering adoption.

JT is a sensational speaker and an avid proponent of adoption, the pro-life movement and orphan care. He has given talks on God’s transformation of his pain into passion, the sanctity of life, growing a healthy marriage, encouraging dreamers and entrepreneurs to pursue their calling, and coaching leaders on building a stronger organization. Learn more about having JT speak to your group.

JT and his wife Sara have been married for over 30 years and have five children (four bio and one chosen): Jeff, Daley, Nick, Max & Grace. They now reside in Brentwood, TN, just south of Nashville.