Sunday, November 1, 2009

Dobson Leaving Radio Program

Focus on the Family announced on Oct. 30 that Dr. James Dobson is leaving the long-running Focus on the Family radio program in Feb. 2010, as well as ending his official affiliation with the organization that he founded in 1977.

Jim Daly, president of FOTF, said that it was "a mutual decision between Dr. Dobson and the ministry's board of directors." Dobson stepped down from the board in Feb. 2009 and previously resigned as president of FOTF in 2003.

"The Bible tells us that to everything there is a season—and Dr. Dobson's season at Focus on the Family has been remarkable," Daly said. "He has done a superlative job in modeling the graceful transition of leadership from one generation to the next. We're excited about continuing the work he began, and following the biblical principles he's always followed, to reach today's families."

Dobson will record new radio broadcasts until the end of February and "will continue to make his voice heard in the public square," according to Daly. "Dr. Dobson is a wordsmith, but one word I don't suspect we'll hear him using is 'retirement.'"

During the next few months, FOTF will hold a series of events to honor Dobson's contributions to the ministry.

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