A veteran of the pro-life cause . . .
With over 40 years of significant contribution and recognition in the pro-life movement, Brad Mattes is widely known in the United States and worldwide for his passion for the preborn.
He is the commentator for the daily Life Issues® program, heard on over 1,100 radio outlets nationwide. And his Life Issues® program is the National Religious Broadcaster’s recipient of the 2016 Radio Impact Award for its “consistent impact within the Christian radio industry and to the body of Christ as a whole.”
As president of the organization, Brad is responsible for the global objective of Life Issues® Institute: to develop and disseminate effective pro-life education.
Brad is also president of the International Right to Life Federation and chairman of the board of the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network, and is on the board of National Religious Broadcasters. He was formerly assistant director of the National Right to Life Political Action Committee, and served as president of several state Right to Life organizations.
Brad has a Master's degree in Biblical Studies and Biblical Counseling. In addition to his speaking engagements across the United States, he's a frequent international speaker and lecturer on abortion and euthanasia issues. He works extensively with other countries to establish a pro-life education network as well as a counseling presence.
His considerable research on abortion's impact on men has made Brad a much-sought speaker as to the effects of abortion on men. His writings on the subject have been released in publications in the U.S. and internationally. Brad is also is a men's post-abortion counselor.
As the host and executive producer for his weekly pro-life television program, Facing Life Head-On, Brad is a three-time Regional Emmy Award recipient.
A family man at heart, Brad and his wife, Ellen, have four sons and live in the Cincinnati area. They're also the proud grandparents of four grandchildren.