Photo courtesy of WORLD MAGAZINE
Flip Benham is and has been the Director of Operation Rescue /Operation Save America since 1994. Randall Terry was the founder of Operation Rescue, and then the leadership was passed to Keith Tucci, (who was the director in 1991, during the Summer of Mercy in Wichita, Kansas). In 1994, the leadership was passed to Flip Benham and that is where it remains.
|Born:||4/16/48 Syracuse, New York|
|Graduated:||Florida State University, 1970
BA Political Science
BA International Relations
Asbury Theological Seminary, 1980
|1966||Graduated Fayetteville – Manlius H.S., Manlius, NY|
|1966-1968||Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa|
|1968-1970||Florida State University|
|1970-1973||US Army; Honorable Discharge|
|1974-1976||Saloon owner (Mad Hatter Saloon) until conversion in 1976|
|1976||Warner Southern Bible College; Lake Wales, Florida|
|1977-1980||Asbury Theological Seminary; Master of Divinity|
|1980||Founder, Garland Free Methodist Church; Pastor until July 92|
|1988||Founder, Operation Rescue Dallas/Ft Worth|
|1992||Full-time Director of Operation Rescue Dallas/Ft Worth|
|1994||National Director of Operation Rescue|
|1999||National Director of Operation Save America|
|2002||Operation Rescue/Operation Save America moves to Concord, NC|
Appearing on numerous local and national television and radio programs (Good Morning America, 48 Hours, Sonja Live, David Praegger Live, ABC World News Tonight, CBS News, NBC News, Hannity & Colmes, and CNN), Rev. Benham is a bold witness for the Lord Jesus Christ in the public arena. He has been interviewed by the Washington Post, Washington Times, New York Times, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, World Magazine, and virtually every major newspaper in the country. Flip leads by example, having spent time in jail for the cause of Christ in Wichita, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Orlando, Lynchburg and Washington D.C. Flip always preaches Jesus Christ as the answer to the multitude of sins presently savaging our nation.
Married to his wife, Faye, for forty years, Flip is the father of five wonderful children. Flip and Faye are also the proud grandparents of twelve beautiful grandchildren.