Frontline Ministries, Inc and the Exodus Mandate Project has announced the selection of Israel Wayne as the recipient of the 2018 Dr Robert Dreyfus Courageous Christian Leadership Award. Established by Frontline in 2007, this award is presented annually to recognize Christian leaders who have exhibited moral courage through their unique contribution to the Church by advancing Christianity in the culture and life of the nation. This contribution may run counter to the prevailing culture of the Church and society.
Israel Wayne is an author and conference speaker who has a passion for defending the Christian faith and promoting a Biblical worldview. He is the author of the books: Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview, Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship, Questions God Asks, Questions Jesus Asks, Pitchin’ a Fit: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting, Education: Does God Have an Opinion? and, Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask. He has been a regular columnist for Home School Digest, Home School Enrichment and The Old Schoolhouse magazines.
Since 1995, Israel has traveled the nation speaking on family, homeschooling, revival, discipleship, and cultural issues.
He has written articles for several magazines and websites: Answers (Answers In Genesis), Revive (Life Action Ministries), UnChained (Pure Life Ministries), Biblical Worldview (American Vision), The Baptist Banner, Above Rubies, Homeschooling Today, Samaritan Ministries, CrossWalk.com, ChristianPost.com, ChristianBook.com, Christianity.com, HonorBound.com, WorldviewWeekend.com and many others.
He is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs. Israel’s family began home educating in 1978 and has been featured in national and international publications including TIME Magazine, The Arizona Republic, WORLD Magazine, Court Report and the Wall Street Journal. Israel has been featured as the keynote speaker at various conferences.
He and his wife, Brook, were joined in marriage without dating and share their testimony of God’s faithfulness on an audiobook titled, What God Has Joined Together. Israel and Brook, both homeschool graduates themselves, are home educating their ten children.
Israel desires to see God’s people learn to think and live Biblically. Aiming for both the head and the heart, Israel’s goal is to challenge audiences to take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ. In his words, “God’s Word applies to all areas of life. There is not one facet of our existence which does not fall under the direct claim of Lordship of Christ. This includes how we spend our money, what entertainment we consume, how we educate our children, how we use our time, etc.”
Chaplain Moore noted, “Israel Wayne is not only a gifted author, but is also a highly energetic and motivational speaker, especially in the area of homeschool issues, Christian education, marriage and family. He is as true disciple of Jesus Christ, devoted husband, and father to 10 children.”
Dr. Robert Dreyfus, for whom this award is named, is a prominent retired Florida dentist and inventor of a device to relieve neuromuscular pain for dental use. He served as president of the Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He has given more than 49 years of volunteer work on behalf of family values and K-12 Christian education in Florida and has served as the Florida state coordinator for the Exodus Mandate Project since November 2004.