Leaders & Families

Dennis Rainey

Few men have made the kingdom impact that Dennis Rainey has made. As the host of FamilyLife Today® for 26 years, Dennis offered compassion and wisdom to listeners in all 50 states on more than 1,300 radio outlets.


Dennis Rainey is known and loved by his listeners, as well as by the Christian radio industry. During his tenure as host, FamilyLife Today was recognized as Radio Program of the Year by the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) three times over.


If you know Dennis, however, you know that this success is all to the credit and glory of God. Hosting FamilyLife Today has been a wonderful outlet for him to express his passion—equipping godly families, helping men lead, and reconnecting couples.


Barbara Rainey

After graduating from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, Barbara joined the staff of Cru in 1971. Her husband, Dennis, whom she married in 1972, were co-founders of FamilyLife, a ministry of Cru that is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas.


Together they have six children, plus six more children grafted in by marriage, and 24 grandchildren. She is the author or coauthor of more than 35 books, including the Moments Together for Couples, and Moments With You marriage devotionals, the Growing Together series of books for families, A Symphony in the Dark and her most recent Letters to My Daughters: The Art of Being a Wife.



Dennis & Barbara Rainey are co-founders of FamilyLife, a subsidiary of Cru. Since the organization began in 1976, for more than 42 years the Rainey’s leadership has enabled FamilyLife to grow into a dynamic and vital ministry that offers families blueprints for living godly lives, marriages, and families in more than 109 countries around the world.

The Rainey’s have authored or co-authored more than 55 books including the best selling Moments Together for Couples and in 2018 The Art of Parenting. They serve as the senior editors of the HomeBuilders Couples Series® which has sold over 3 million copies and has been translated into 47 languages.  Barbara has authored a number of books including Letters to My Daughters:  The Art of being a Wife, Thanksgiving:  A Time to Remember, and The Growing Together Family Series.  Dennis has authored Interviewing Your Daughter’s Dates, Stepping Up:  A Call for Courageous Manhood and Choosing a Life that Matters.


Since 1992 until March of 2019, Dennis and Barbara have been heard daily as hosts of the nationally syndicated radio program FamilyLife Today® on more than 1300 radio stations in nearly all 50 states.  They have been the recipient of the National Religious Broadcasters Radio Program of the Year Award three times. Dennis serves on the Board of Directors of Dallas Theological Seminary and Barbara serves on the Christian Alliance for Orphans board as well.


Together they have spoken at over 150 Weekend to Remember® Marriage Getaways across the United States and internationally.  Dennis has also spoken for Promise Keepers stadium events, YPO University Fellowship Forum, FamilyLife’s I Still Do™ arena events, and has testified on family issues before Congress. 


In 2011 Barbara launched a blog and product line called Ever Thine Home®.  This new line of home décor and teaching tools for families makes it easy for women to express faith at home in a way that is both biblical and beautiful.  Her blog touches nearly 20,000 women each week with practical advice on being a woman, wife and mother. You can read more about Barbara’s work at EverThineHome.com.


Both Dennis and Barbara graduated from the University of Arkansas.  Dennis holds a master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Trinity Evangelical University and Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

Dennis and Barbara have been married since 1972 and love laughing and doing life with one another, their six children and their spouses, and 24 grandchildren. In their spare time, Dennis enjoys helping Barbara in their garden, they both love reading great books, and going on adventures together…a recent fav was viewing a total eclipse in Provident, Kentucky.  They live near Little Rock, Arkansas on a ridge that witnesses spectacular sunsets and overlooks 13 ridges of the  Ouachita National Forest.


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