About Us

behind the scenes at new Jersey Family Policy Center


Meet the team

Supported by our Ministry Partners

Our Vision

At New Jersey Family Policy Center, our vision is a state — and a nation — where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished.

We are a Christ-centered organization, and part of a vibrant national alliance of 40 pro-family state groups across the nation.

We believe God’s timeless design for the family is the strongest foundation for a free society. We equip and motivate New Jerseyans to cast their ballots and raise their voices in support of pro-family candidates and policies.

We believe human life is sacred. We’re all created in the image of God, so we respect and protect life, including preborn babies, the elderly and every other condition of the human experience through natural death.

We believe the Founding Fathers got it right when they guaranteed the “free exercise of religion.” We protect the freedom of individuals, churches and businesses to speak and act according to their faith.

You now have two ways to partner with us to expand your impact on our nation and to meet your needs:

Your gift to New Jersey Family Policy Center, a 501(c)(4) organization, will go toward engaging directly in the frontline efforts of politics and policy, and is not tax-deductible.

Your gift to New Jersey Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, will support our education and voter registration efforts, and is tax-deductible.

Allan Wright
Executive Director

Our Issues

Family

Family as God designed it is the building block of society — from it flows life, and the imparting of faith and values.

Family

Family as God designed it is the building block of society — from it flows life, and the imparting of faith and values.

Life

Every human life, from the time of fertilization to natural end, is created in the image of God and should be cherished.

Religious Freedom

Christians are free to believe, share, and live out our faith – publicly as well as privately.

Sexuality

Marriage, God’s design for uniting male and female, serves as the ideal context for romantic, sexual love and for creating new life.

Your Values. Our Mission.

Know the Issues. Share with Others.

These are the primary areas in which New Jersey Family Policy Center is focused. Explore the topics to familiarize yourself with the main arguments of both sides, discover what the Biblical view is, and learn how New Jersey Family Policy Center is fighting for you.

A Number of Ways to Support This Mission

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Allan F. Wright

Allan F. Wright is a lifelong NJ resident who lives with his wife Desiree and their four children in Basking Ridge, NJ. He has been involved in education for over thirty years as a high school teacher, school principal, academic dean for evangelization, and he is an adjunct professor for the Catholic Studies Department Seton Hall University and has been an adjunct professor at Immaculate Conception Seminary. A popular national and international speaker, Allan has appeared on Fox News and is a frequent guest on Relevant Radio. He is the author of twenty books and more information can be found at www.allanwright.org  

Shawn Hyland

Shawn Hyland serves as the Director of Advocacy for the New Jersey Family Policy Center leading our Government Affairs and Church Engagement efforts.

Shawn is a former congressional candidate in NJ congressional district 3. He was the founder of Move the Earth – a ministry under his leadership that was dedicated to reversing the trend of biblical unbelief, and he has served as the New Jersey State Coordinator for Christians United for Israel.  Shawn now travels the state of New Jersey teaching on the importance of Christians having a Biblical Worldview, influencing public policy, defending the Biblical family, and faithfully representing Christ in the governmental sphere.

He has been married to his wife Glennys Hyland for over twenty-two years. They have four children and live on the Jersey Shore.

Len Deo

Born in Newark and virtually a lifelong resident of Morris County, NJ, Len has been active in business, church, and community organizations over the past 50 years. Len’s background was at a small family business, founded by Gregory Deo in 1969. Having been in the retail industry for 25 years, as president of Flowers & Gifts, Inc., a firm of 40 employees in the 80’s and early 90’s, he oversaw the areas of finance, administration, and marketing. The company was recognized as a top sending member from 1982 in the FTD organization, a 20,000-member group through 2005. For many of those years, the company ranked in the Top 100. 

Having seen a great need for the reinstatement of biblical values and Christian ethics in the public square, in 1995, he left that family business to found the New Jersey Family Policy Council which continues to serve the Christian Community in NJ, now as the New Jersey Family Policy Center. He currently works for Family Policy Alliance, building and maintaining ministry partner relationships and providing support to state allies.