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FFC Leadership


Ralph Reed









Ralph Reed is the founder and chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, which he formed in 2009 to serve as a bridge between evangelical voters and the growing Tea Party movement. Under Ralph’s leadership, our organization has grown to include hundreds of thousands of members and dozens of state and local chapters.


Prior to founding the Faith & Freedom Coalition, Ralph served for nearly a decade as executive director of the Christian Coalition, building it into one of the most effective public policy organizations in recent political history, and laying the groundwork for evangelical voters to play a decisive role in American politics.


Prior to that, Reed served as a senior advisor to the 2000 and 2004 Bush-Cheney presidential campaigns and was chairman of the Southeast Region for Bush-Cheney 2004. As chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, he also led the state GOP to its biggest victory in history, helping to elect Sonny Perdue as the first Republican Governor since Reconstruction.


Reed is chairman and CEO of Century Strategies, LLC, a public relations and public affairs firm. He is the best-selling author and editor of seven books.


He and his wife Jo Anne live in Georgia and have four children.




Timothy Head







Timothy Head is the executive director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition.  Previously, Tim served as the district director for a member of the Texas congressional delegation, as well as chief of staff and policy advisor to members of the Texas Legislature. He also worked on the Republican Party of Texas’ 2010 Victory Texas effort. Before working in public policy, Tim served as a missionary in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, and worked on staff at Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas.


In 2021, Tim was awarded by his alma mater, Baylor University, the Pro Texana Medal of Service. The prestigious award recognizes a graduate each year whose contributions have furthered Baylor’s mission to significantly impact the public or nonprofit sector. Past awards have gone to outstanding public servants such as governors, legislators, mayors, jurists, and senior staff members to the President. Tim is the first private citizen ever to be given the award.


Tim is also a prolific writer, having contributed to more than 100 media outlets, including Fox News, National Review, Christian Post, Washington Examiner, The Hill, The Jerusalem Post, and more. He has been quoted by AP News, USA Today, The New Yorker, Washington Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and  has appeared on Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, CBN, One America News Network, Newsmax, and more.


Tim graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work. He also received his Juris Doctor from Baylor Law School.


He has been married to his wife Annie Kate for over 17 years and together they have two daughters.



John Fogarty







John Fogarty, is an established leader in the conservative movement. Building and maintaining long term relationships with donors and fundraisers has been a cornerstone of his career. John brings to Faith & Freedom Coalition organization his deep knowledge of and passion for the art of fundraising.


Having led a team which inspired donors to give more than $1 Billion during his tenure with Heritage Foundation, he focused on methodology that places the donor and their hopes and dreams first. John has also mentored many others to adopt the same approach. His investment in dozens of other fundraisers across academia and the conservative movement resulted in meaningful change in the industry and more ethical, thoughtful, and effective professionals who serve their donors’ goals and grow philanthropy across the US.


Highlights of his career include connecting hundreds of generous business leaders, CEOs, and Americans in all walks of life with causes that help them fulfill their philanthropic goals.He has learned from donors and teammates throughout his leadership roles including at Heritage Foundation, Charles Koch Foundation, Advancing American Freedom, Stand Together, The Catholic University of America.


A graduate of The Catholic University of America, John is immersed in his Catholic faith. And it is this faith in Jesus that has driven his life.


When not investing time and talent in fundraisers and donor relationships, John is an avid hiker, traveler and amateur nature photographer. He lives in Annapolis, MD where he enjoys being close to the water and spending time outdoors. But his most important – and favorite- job is spelled D-A-D, as the father of three very active young children, two daughters and one son.



Jon D. Harbison







Jon Harbison serves as Director of Voter Education for the Faith & Freedom Coalition. He has experience in both the political and private sectors. Shortly after graduating from the University of Alabama, Jon created All-Star Medical LLC in Albertville, Alabama, later selling the company to his business partners. Jon also helped manage his family’s construction business before returning to the medical equipment industry. From 2002 to 2012, Jon volunteered, consulted, and worked tirelessly on numerous political campaigns across Alabama. His past experience also includes serving as the Tennessee Valley Regional Coordinator for Governor Robert Bentley, and as campaign manager for Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall. As National Field Director for Faith & Freedom Coalition during the 2014 and 2016 election cycles, Jon directed the organization’s largest ever voter education campaign, which included direct mail and church network voter education.




Patrick D. Purtill, Jr.









Patrick Purtill serves as the Director of Legislative Affairs for the Faith & Freedom Coalition. He oversees federal legislative, regulatory, and legal activities, and coordinates state-level policy activities. Patrick also serves as the Charles Evans Hughes Lecturer in Politics and Co-Director of the Washington Study Group at Colgate University.


Previously, Patrick practiced law, advising corporations on formation, transactions, corporate governance, political law, and regulatory compliance issues. In the George W. Bush Administration, he served two years in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of State as Director of New Partner Outreach for the Global AIDS Coordinator.


Patrick also served as President and CEO of the National Council For Adoption, where he coordinated relations with more than 100 corporate member agencies worldwide, and as President and Executive Director of Washington Scholarship Fund.


Patrick has testified before the U.S. Congress and multiple state legislatures, has been an NGO Representative to the Hague Conference on Private International Law, and has provided commentary on a host of public policy issues for national broadcasts and newspapers, including ABC’s World News Tonight, NBC’s Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, and USA Today, in addition to many regional and local broadcasts and newspapers.


Patrick holds a J.D. from the College of William and Mary Law School, and M.P. and B.A. degrees in political philosophy from the University of Dallas.





Joy Creasman








Joy Creasman is the Director of Marketing and Events. She has worked with the Faith & Freedom Coalition for more than 10 years. Her work includes managing and coordinating Faith & Freedom Coalition’s annual Road to Majority conference in Washington, D.C.

Joy graduated from Liberty University with honors in 2008 with a B.A. in Marketing. An accomplished singer, she has performed as a soloist numerous times on television, recorded 4 gospel CDs, and toured extensively with her family to present her music ministry.



Sebastian Lazcano







Sebastian Lazcano is the Director of External Affairs for Faith & Freedom Coalition. Previously, he’s worked at a top direct mail and marketing firm servicing conservative campaigns across the country, fundraised for conservative causes and organizations, and managed a hotly contested congressional race in Florida’s panhandle. Born and raised in South Florida, Sebastian graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Political Science and is the proud son of Peruvian immigrants who started their own business and lived the American Dream.

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