The Work+Faith Online Speaker Series: Barbara Elliott

Barbara Elliott, the founder of The WorkFaith Connection, joins us November 19th for the Work + Faith Online Speaker Series. In this series, our CEO Anthony Flynn interviews distinguished professionals who exemplify living at the center of work and faith, making it a priority to reflect Christ-centered lives while empowering others to do the same. We’re excited to hear from Barbara, as she is a dynamic leader, founder, author, and professor.

Street Saints

Barbara Elliott is the founder of the Center for Cultural Renewal, a resource center for faith-based organizations working to renew America’s cities. She is also a professor in the Honors College of Houston Baptist University. The author of five books, among them Street Saints: Renewing America’s Cities, Barbara has taken the message of transforming lives to audiences throughout the country, including universities, public policy think-tanks, philanthropists, civic organizations, churches, radio broadcasts, and national television.  

President George W. Bush awarded her the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights in 2001, recognizing her work with refugees and the poor. She collaborated with the Bush White House Office for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and the Compassion Capital Fund.

Barbara is an analyst on faith-based and community initiatives and the author of scores of civic renewal articles. She has served as a Senior Fellow with the Hudson Institute and Associate Fellow for the Sagamore Institute. Barbara is also a philanthropic advisor with the Legacy Group and lecturer for the Catherine of Siena Institute. 

Candles Behind the Wall

Barbara was an international television correspondent, covering economic and political news for PBS in Europe. She launched a private initiative to assist refugees fleeing communist countries in 1989. She ultimately conducted 150 interviews in Eastern bloc and the former Soviet Union with Christians who resisted communism because of their faith. The result is the book Candles Behind the Wall: Heroes of the Peaceful Revolution that Shattered Communism

Barbara served as the Director of Legislative Information for The Heritage Foundation on Capitol Hill. Afterward, she served President Ronald Reagan in The White House Office of Public Liaison.

To attend this free online event, please register below. We look forward to seeing you virtually on November 19th at 9AM CST as we hear from Barbara! Once you register, you will receive an email with the link and instructions to the live Zoom interview. If you do not receive your link, please email