Leadership & Editorial Staff
Chairman of the Board of Advisors
Rev. Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe
Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe serves as Chairman of the Board of Advisors. On December 31, 2014 he concluded 10 years of leading the World Evangelical Alliance. Upon conclusion of his work with the WEA, he serves as a strategist and advisor with several global media companies and international networks of business and political leaders. Dr. Tunnicliffe is committed to Christian unity, religious liberty, and peace-building built on a foundation of Bible engagement and whole life discipleship. He resides in Vancouver, Canada and is married to Jewel. They have two young adult children.
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Christopher Chou
Dr. Christopher Chou began serving as Chief Executive Officer of The Christian Post (CP) in August 2018. Before coming to CP, Dr. Chou served eight years as the Chief-of-Staff and Chief Operating Officer at the World Evangelical Alliance, opening its New York offices, and revitalizing key operations in the areas of communications, development, finance, administration and human resources to better serve Christians in over 120 countries. Since committing his life to Jesus Christ at the age of 18, Dr. Chou has founded and operated several international Christian ministries. Dr. Chou is an ordained pastor and he and his wife, Miriam, are active members of their local church. They have two young daughters.
Dr. Richard D. Land
Dr. Richard Land serves as the Executive Editor of The Christian Post, President of Southern Evangelical Seminary, and President Emeritus of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, where he has served since 1988. Dr. Land was featured in Time Magazine as one of "The Twenty-five Most Influential Evangelicals in America,” and had served five terms with the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom after his appointment by former President George W. Bush. Dr. Land, however, says his proudest accomplishment is his more than 35-year marriage to his wife, Dr. Rebekah Land, and his personal investment with her in the lives of their three adult children: Jennifer, Richard, Jr., and Rachel.
Senior Managing Editor
John Grano serves as Senior Managing Editor of The Christian Post. Mr. Grano worked at Inside Washington Publishers from 1980 to 2011 and was IWP's primary editorial director for over 20 years. During his time at IWP, he was responsible for starting more than 20 new publications, covering environmental policy, defense, international trade, health regulation, and energy. IWP's newsletters have international reputations and have won numerous national reporting awards. In addition to his journalism work, Mr. Grano has served in his church as a care group leader, worship leader, and youth pastor. He lives with his wife, Cyndy, in the Virginia Piedmont, and has three adult children.
Melissa Barnhart serves as the Managing Editor for The Christian Post. Ms. Barnhart began as a reporter based in Dallas and Washington, D.C. before joining CP in 2013. Her news interests include: abortion, immigration, suicide and mental health, ex-gay ministries, and conducting interviews with pastors and internationally recognized Christian artists. Ms. Barnhart lives in North Texas with her family.
Deputy Managing Editor
Samuel Smith serves as U.S. Section Editor for The Christian Post. He began working for CP in 2014 as a staff reporter. Prior to working for CP, Mr. Smith covered Maryland state politics as well as college and high school athletics. His areas of interest include human rights, religious freedom, politics and sports. Mr. Smith also serves on the international missions team of his local church. He lives in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with his family.
Senior Editorial Advisors
Rev. Mark Creech
Rev. Mark H. Creech currently serves as the Executive Director of the Christian Action League of North Carolina. He has held this position since November of 1999. Before taking this position, Rev. Creech served as a pastor for twenty years, ministering to six churches. Rev. Creech has also been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards. Rev. Creech is married to the former Kim Doumar. Their more than 33 years of marriage has produced two grown children, Matthew and Meredith, and their three grandchildren, Camden Crocker, Wyatt Wright-Creech and Eliana Creech.
Dr. Robert P. George
Professor Robert P. George holds Princeton's celebrated McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence and is the founding director of the James Madison Program. He has served on the President's Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He is a former Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States. He is the author of numerous books and his scholarly articles have appeared in such journals as the Harvard Law Review. He holds many honorary doctorates and is a graduate of Harvard Law School, with a master’s degree in theology from Harvard and a doctorate in philosophy of law from Oxford University. Professor George’s numerous awards include the Presidential Citizens Medal.
Johnnie Moore is a bestselling author, speaker, media personality, and humanitarian who has been called one of the “world’s most influential young leaders” and “a modern day Dietrich Bonhoeffer” as a result of his extensive work humanitarian work and advocacy. He appears frequently as a commentator in the national media and has written for many national news publications including CNN, The Washington Post, and Fox News. He is founder and president of The KAIROS Company, a highly-selective consulting and public relations practice based in Southern California. Previously, he held senior executive positions at Liberty University and MGM’s LightWorkers Media.
Dr. Greg Parsons
Rev. Greg H. Parsons is the Global Director of the U.S. Center for World Mission (USCWM). He was the Director of the USCWM from 1990-2010, where he and his wife have been on staff since 1982. Greg also serves as the Chancellor and Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies at William Carey International University, and he teaches and speaks in churches and in the course, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. He also writes a regular column in Mission Frontiers magazine, the bulletin of the USCWM. He received his PhD from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in 2012. His dissertation is on the early life and core missiology of Ralph D. Winter. Greg grew up near San Jose, California and is married to Kathleen. They have two grown children.
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez
Rev. Rodriguez is the Current President of The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (Hispanic Evangelical Association), America’s largest Hispanic Christian Organization with 40,118 member churches. Rev. Rodriguez is frequently regarded as the lead spokesperson for the 16 million strong Hispanic American Born Again Christian Community. Rev. Rodriguez has been a featured speaker in White House and Congressional meetings on Hispanic American issues and justice concerns. He resides in California with his wife, Eva , celebrating over 20 years of marriage.