COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Dr. James Dobson issued the following statement on the passing of Dr. Tim LaHaye:
“What Dr. Tim LaHaye has contributed to our nation and the church cannot be measured. He served his country, planted churches, influenced leaders in our nation’s highest office, wrote numerous best-sellers, and gave generously to worthy causes. He was a brilliant man with a tender heart and an unflinching faith. Shirley and I will dearly miss him. Our prayers are with Beverly and their entire family as they grieve the loss of a loving husband, father, and grandfather. May his legacy inspire generations.”
Dr. James Dobson is a celebrated psychologist, Christian leader, and Founder and President of Family Talk, a nonprofit organization that produces his radio program, “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.” He is the author of more than 30 books dedicated to the preservation of the family. Dr. Dobson served as an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine for 14 years and on the attending staff of Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles for 17 years. He has been active in governmental affairs and has advised three U.S. presidents on family matters. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (1967) in the field of child development. He holds 17 honorary doctoral degrees, and was inducted in 2008 into The National Radio Hall of Fame.