Tony Perkins is Family Research Council's president, joining in 2003. Tony has established himself as an innovative pro-life and pro-family policy and political leader since being elected to office in 1996. In May 2018, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appointed Tony to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Tony is an ordained minister and remains active in Christian ministries. He is a board member of one of Louisiana's largest pregnancy resource centers. Tony is the past president of the Council for National Policy. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a former police officer, Tony brings a unique perspective to the public policy process.
Tony is the host of a daily radio show, Washington Watch with Tony Perkins. He is the author of No Fear: Real Stories of a Courageous New Generation Standing for Truth. He and his wife Lawana have been married since 1986 and have five children.