“In my ministry, I want men
to experience the healing and freedom that comes when you
get real with yourself, with God, and with other men. That’s
how we discover not only Whose we are, but the manhood we’re
created for and the power to walk it out.”
In 1988, Gordon Dalbey’s first book Healing the Masculine Soul pioneered the growing Christian men’s movement, by calling
men to a godly strength—neither the traditional violent,
loner male nor the “counterculture” peace-and-love male. His
unique focus has stirred men of all ages, races, and position.
His groundbreaking 1991 Focus on the Family radio interviews
drew a listener response in the top 10% of the show’s history,
and were re-broadcast in 1998, 2003, and 2008 as “classics.”
Gordon’s second book, Sons of the Father, offers healing
for the father-wound, which cripples men today as husbands,
fathers, workers, an friends.
Fight Like a Man, his third book, shows how
the unmet longing for Dad and a father’s manly guidance stirs
deep shame in a man, and how Father God transforms us with
His truth and grace into warriors for His Kingdom.
No Small Snakes is the story of how Gordon first met and learned to overcome evil spirits in the power of the Holy Spirit. His most recent book, Broken by Religion, Healed by God focuses on healing the division among churches which sabotages our credibility and mission.
Conference Speaker and Author
A popular speaker at conferences and retreats, and on radio
and TV shows, Gordon has ministered throughout the US and
around the world in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, France, Italy, Switzerland, Hong Kong and South Africa. A former news reporter (Charlotte, NC), Peace
Corps Volunteer (Nigeria), high school teacher (San Francisco,
Chicago), and pastor (Los Angeles), he holds an M.Div. from
Harvard, an M.A. in journalism from Stanford, and a B.A. in
mathematics from Duke.
Gordon’s articles have appeared in a wide variety of magazines
and newspapers, including New Man, Focus on the Family, Leadership,
The Priest, Los Angeles Times, Single Parent Family, and Reader’s
Gordon now divides his ministry time between writing, conference
speaking, and a private practice in prayer ministry. He lives
in Santa Barbara, California, with his wife and son.