The ReAL Record

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ReAL was founded in 2008 by Rick Tyler at a time when Mr. Tyler also served as a spokesman for Newt Gingrich.  Gingrich was not on the board of ReAL, but was given the title of Honorary Chairman because of his interest and fund raising support for ReAL. Rick Tyler was the founding Executive Director, serving from ReAL’s founding until March of 2011.

Rick Tyler and Newt Gingrich resigned from their roles in the spring of 2011.

Dr. Jim Garlow, who lives in San Diego, California became Chairman and CEO of ReAL in March 21, 2011 after Rick Tyler and Newt Gingrich resigned.  He had served (pending a formal board vote on March 21, 2011) as “Acting” Chairman from March 1, 2010 until March 21, 2011.  These positions are part time as Garlow also serves as a pastor in California.

Dr. Garlow is an author, communicator, commentator, historian, cultural observer and Senior Pastor of Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego, California, and is heard daily on over 800 radio outlets nationwide in his one-minute historical commentary called “The Garlow Perspective.”  He is completing his twelfth book.

Mr. Ken Hagerty serves as the Vice President for Policy. Previously, Mr. Hagerty founded the Global Venture Investors Association (GVIA), which produced international conferences that introduced overseas governments and investors to the financial and developmental benefits of investing in American venture capital firms. He served four years on Capitol Hill, four at the White House Office of Management and Budget, and another 20 as a lobbyist for high technology and venture capital associations and clients.

Mr. Harry Levine serves as Director for Strategic Development, connecting and expanding partnership opportunities he developed for Victory NH, a citizen activist organization. He oversees the development and management of ReAL’s website, the internship program and day-to-day operations.

Mr. Kevin Preskenis serves as Deputy Director of Strategic Development. He works closely with Harry on website operations and maintenance and oversees the intern team and operations from our Washington office. Kevin previously worked for Victory NH as a Field Operator.

Ms. Anne Subia joined ReAL's team in April of 2011 as an active volunteer. She is also Southern California Coordinator for the National Day of Prayer Task Force. She worked with Dr. Garlow on the Pastors' Rapid Response Team, a group of several thousand pastors committed to preserving the traditional, natural definition of marriage as being one man, one woman, which recently experienced a victorious campaign with Proposition 8 receiving over seven million votes, 52.3 percent of the ballots cast.

Professional Officers

Mr. David O’Grady, CPA, and CFO and Treasurer to ReAL, is the Senior Accounting Consultant and Sole Principle at DCO Consulting LLC. Mr. O'Grady has over 25 years of diversified experience which includes CFO and Treasurer roles and specializes in SEC reporting and compliance, accounting operations, strategic planning, financial reporting and analysis, audit management, mergers and acquisition, risk management and financial systems implementation in the Telecom, Financial Services, Real Estate and eCommerce industries.

Mr. Jeffrey Altman, General Counsel, and Secretary to ReAL, is a partner in the law firm of McKenna Long Aldridge LLP. Mr. Altman has more than three decades of experience and specializes in representing non-profit organizations like ReAL. In addition to serving as a General Counsel, a director and officer of various non-profit organizations over the years, he lectures and writes extensively on non-profit governance, tax and legal issues.

Board of Directors

Vivian Berryhill is Founder and President of the National Coalition of Pastors' Spouses (NCPS), a non-profit, nonpartisan network of more than 2,500 clergy spouses from varying denominations across the country. She is committed to her organization's mission to raise awareness through health education, by working through churches and religious institutions to empower spouses to take action to improve health.

David Barton is the Founder and President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on moral, religious, and constitutional heritage. David is the author of numerous best-selling books, with the subjects being drawn largely from his massive library-museum of tens of thousands of original writings, documents, and artifacts from early America. He also addresses well over 400 groups each year.

Note: The overview below covers the time when Garlow became “Acting Chairman,” March 1, 2010, and continues through the date when he was formally instated as Chairman & CEO on March 21, 2011 to the present.

Web and Policy (since February, 2010)

- Published 65 “Main Story” articles on the ReAL website

- Published 29 book reviews on the ReAL website

- Linked and promoted to 1097 other news pieces

- Completed and published 50+ pages of the 73-page ReAL Core Doctrine document on the ReAL website.

- Completed approximately two-thirds of a book on America’s Religious History

Articles on Website

Book Reviews on Website

ReAL News and Views Newsletter

Since October 19, 2010, ReAL has sent 32 weekly newsletters to more than 80,000 people.

Long form Newsletters

October 19, 2010 - Introducing ReAL News & Views

October 26, 2010 - A Race You Need To Know About

November 1, 2010 - Christian Duty to Vote

November, 9, 2010 - Historic Election Deeper and Wider than Reported

November 15, 2010 - Radical Islamism and Secular Socialism—Enemies From Without and Within

November 23, 2010 - The ReAL America Series Pt 1 - American Exceptionalism

November 30, 2010 - The ReAL America Series - Pt 2 Renewing American Economic Leadership

December 7, 2010 - The ReAL America Series Pt 3 - The Threat of Radical Islamism & the Value of Religious Freedom

December 14, 2010 - The ReAL America Series Pt 4 - The Pursuit of Happiness: Fostering a Prosperous Nation

December, 21 2010 - The ReAL America Series Pt 5 - Secular Socialism: America’s Fifth Column

December 28. 2010 - 5 Core Principles for the New Year

January 4, 2011 - Help ReAL Action shape our Agenda for 2011

January 11, 2011 - It's time for the Ninth Circuit to go

January 18, 2011 - Help us make Congress balance the budget once and for all

January 25, 2011 - Digging a Hole in Our Budget... All the Way to China

February 1, 2011 - BBA Now Coalition Helps Senator Hatch and Cornyn bring Common Sense to Washington

February 9, 2011 - What Egypt Tells Us About America

February 15, 2001 - Leading the Majority

February 22, 2011 – Faith in Freedom, Not in Government

March 1, 2011 – The Rule of Obama

March 8, 2011 – America Voting “Present” in a Dangerous World

March 29, 2011 – An Unwanted Pregnancy, A Wanted Child

April 5, 2011 – Can America be restored or is it Too Late?

April 20, 2011 – Who Cares if Christ is Risen?

April 26, 2011 – American Freedom and the national Day of Prayer – May 5, 2011

May 4, 2011 – Fuhgeddaboutit!

May 30, 2011 – A Day to Remember

Digest Newsletters

April 12, 2011 – Introducing the ReAL News & Views Digest: Paul Ryan’s Budget: A Plan to Restore America; Japan, Nuclear Reactors, America & The Left; Rand Paul on Light Bulbs and Free Will; Exposing Planned Parenthoods Lies; Are America’s Children Safe At School.

May 10, 2011 – The Battles to Stop the Debt and Defend Our Faith: The Obscenity of Overspending; California Atheist drops Pledge Lawsuit; The Japanese Earthquake and American Exceptionalism; What is the Muslim Student Association?

May 17, 2011 – Values and Victories: Wrestling with Our Values; Marriage in Maryland; How’s That Multiculturalism Working Out For You?; Dick Morris on Foreign Aid Reform.

May 24, 2011 – The Power of Right Thinking: Polls Apart?; “F” Stands for Family, Faith, Freedom, or Failure!; The Legacy of Lex Rex; Christian Thought: the Anti-Science?

June 7, 2011 – Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way: Religious Trends Shaping U.S. Politics; The Threat to Faith-Based Adoption; Learning from Great Learners; The West and the Rest.


Radio Interviews:

Television Interviews:

Print Interviews

Garlow Opinion Pieces

August 27, 2010: The Christian Post “Evangelicals and Glenn Beck” – Garlow

April 16, 2010: The Washington Post: “Campus test of religious freedom” – Gingrich and Garlow

Feb. 26, 2010, San Diego Union Tribune, “Planned Parenthood Misuses Its Funding – Garlow

Sept. 23, 2010,, “President Obama, Please Stop a Nuclear Iran – Now” - Garlow

The Garlow Perspective

Jim Garlow’s one-minute radio commentaries aired on approximately 830 radio outlets daily – 349 have aired since March 1, 2011, when Garlow assumed the role of Acting Chairman. 

Have taped nearly 2,500 taped one-minute commentaries.

Speeches & Appearances:

Pray and Act Campaign

A 40-day pray and fast period for life, marriage, and religious freedom

Other Webinars with Christian Leaders

The Next Great Awakening Tour

An Historical Tour of the sites of the First and Second Great Awakenings –June 25-July 4, 2010

Border School for Pastors and Christian Leaders

Pastors and Christian Leaders

Newt Gingrich spoke to approximately 200 San Diego-area pastors and Christian leaders on the topic of "Rediscovering God in America," focusing primarily on the religious aspect of "American Exceptionalism" ("they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights…"), March 16, 2011.

Dr. Garlow was responsible for selection of 40 of the pastors who were on the platform of the Restoring Honor Rally hosted by Glen Beck, Aug 28, 2010, attended by 500,000 people.

Dr. Garlow has been active in encouraging the St. Nicolas Greek Orthodox Church that was destroy on “9/11” and had it’s land taken away, making several trips to the site in New York City, and participating in numerous meetings and phone calls with key personnel.

Dr. Garlow and the ReAL team are contacting pastors and churches across American to participate in a day of prayer and fasting on Aug 6, 2011 in “The Response” in Reliant Stadium in Houston Texas, responding to Gov. Rick Perry’s call for all 50 of America’s governors to designate Aug 6 as a Joel, Chapter 2 “Solemn Assembly.”

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