Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building legal ministry that advocates for religious freedom to uphold justice and preserve the
right of people to freely live out their faith.
Alliance Defending Freedom was founded in 1993 and launched in 1994 by the sacrificial, generous efforts of more than 30 evangelical
Christian leaders, including several from America’s most respected ministries such as Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family, the late
Dr. Bill Bright of Campus Crusade for Christ, the late Larry Burkett of Crown Financial Ministries, the late Dr. D. James Kennedy of Coral
Ridge Ministries, and the late Marlin Maddoux of Point of View Radio Talk Show. The founders in the ministry believed that America was
in desperate need of a unique Christ-centered legal alliance dedicated to dramatically elevating the legal eforts for the preservation of
religious liberty, the pursuit of justice, and the ability of Christians to freely live out their faith.