Jim Daly is President of Focus on the Family and host of the daily broadcast, heard by more than 2.9 million listeners a week on more than 1,000 radio stations across the U.S. The show was honored as 2012 Program of the Year by the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB).

Daly’s personal journey from orphan to head of an international Christian organization, dedicated to helping families thrive, is a powerful story. Abandoned by his alcoholic father at age 5, he lost his mother to cancer four years later—a wound deepened when his grieving stepfather emptied the family home and left Daly, the youngest of five children, and his siblings to fend for themselves after their mother’s funeral.

Several tough years followed, including time in foster care, before Daly became a Christian in high school and found meaning, purpose and a sense of belonging.

“I am living proof,” he wrote in his 2007 autobiography, “Finding Home,” “that no matter how torn up the road has already been, or how pothole-infested it may look ahead, nothing—nothing—is impossible for God.”

Read more about Jim Daly at Focus on the Family.