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Our Leadership Team

Michael P. Farris

President, CEO, and General Counsel |

Michael P. Farris is president, CEO, and general counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom. He brings to the role wide recognition for his successful work on both the national and international stage.

Alan Sears

Founder |

Alan Sears serves as founder of Alliance Defending Freedom, building on his experience as longtime leader of the organization to strengthen alliances, forge new relationships, and develop ADF resources.


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Founders

Alliance Defending Freedom was created by a group of visionary Christian leaders with a mission to reverse the growing threat to religious freedom. The great work of our founders continues through our allies and attorneys worldwide.

Biography
Mark Maddoux
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Mark Maddoux is the former president, CEO, and co-founder of the USA Radio Network, vice president and chief financial officer for International Christian Media, and former head of research and development for Gelato of Texas. Currently Mark is serving as a missionary with Serve, a mission's outreach of Denton Bible Church in Denton, TX. Based in Denton, TX he serves missionaries around the world through the BTCP program, which is a program that extends non-formal theological training to the world's untrained pastors and church leaders. He also travels to parts of South America to teach parts of the program and coordinate the activities of other teachers and leaders.

A member of the Alliance Defending Freedom Board of Directors since 1994, Maddoux currently serves as secretary and member-at-large. His interest in Alliance Defending Freedom was most influenced by the need to preserve religious freedom and the ministry’s commitment to win.

His service to other boards, non-profit organizations, and the local community include the USA Radio Network, Boy Scouts of America, and Point of View (advisor). He is also the recipient of nine Katie awards and the National Religious Broadcasters Media Award for "Best Radio News Format."

He is a graduate of Texas A&M, where he earned a B.S. in food science and technology.


Board of Directors

Our Board brings skill and diversity to the work of Alliance Defending Freedom. These faithful leaders serve on a volunteer basis.

Biography
Mark Maddoux
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Mark Maddoux is the former president, CEO, and co-founder of the USA Radio Network, vice president and chief financial officer for International Christian Media, and former head of research and development for Gelato of Texas. Currently Mark is serving as a missionary with Serve, a mission's outreach of Denton Bible Church in Denton, TX. Based in Denton, TX he serves missionaries around the world through the BTCP program, which is a program that extends non-formal theological training to the world's untrained pastors and church leaders. He also travels to parts of South America to teach parts of the program and coordinate the activities of other teachers and leaders.

A member of the Alliance Defending Freedom Board of Directors since 1994, Maddoux currently serves as secretary and member-at-large. His interest in Alliance Defending Freedom was most influenced by the need to preserve religious freedom and the ministry’s commitment to win.

His service to other boards, non-profit organizations, and the local community include the USA Radio Network, Boy Scouts of America, and Point of View (advisor). He is also the recipient of nine Katie awards and the National Religious Broadcasters Media Award for "Best Radio News Format."

He is a graduate of Texas A&M, where he earned a B.S. in food science and technology.


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