James Dobson Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Children, School, Net worth and Family Talk

James Dobson Biography

James Dobson is an American evangelical Christian author, radio broadcaster, and psychologist. He founded Focus on the Family (FOTF) in 1977, which he led until 2003.  James was ranked as one of the most influential spokesmen for conservative social positions in American public life.

Although he was not an ordained minister, he was called “the nation’s most influential evangelical leader” by The New York Times while Slate depicted him as a successor to evangelical leaders like  Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson.

James Dobson Age

James Clayton Dobson, Jr. is 84 years old. He was born on April 21, 1936, in Shreveport, Louisiana. He celebrates his birthday every 21st of April.

James Dobson Parents

James was born as James Clayton “Jim” Dobson, Jr to Myrtle Georgia and James C. Dobson, Sr. He was brought up in a religious family whereby he traveled with his father when he was going to preach.

James Dobson Family

Dobson is known to be the son, grandson, and great-grandson of Church of the Nazarene ministers, although he does not speak for the denomination in any capacity.

James’ father never went to college. He was an evangelist who spent his time traveling in the southwest to preach the gospel. When his parents traveled, they took him with them which grew his faith spiritually as he watched hid father preach. Like most Nazarenes, he was forbidden from dancing and going to movies and only concentrated on his studies.

James Dobson Wife | Marriage

James married his wife Shirley Deere on August 26, 1960. She is nationally recognized for her leadership skills as well as her many contributions to women’s affairs, Christian organizations as well as the institution of the family. She chose to become a full-time mother and homemaker, after her marriage and the birth of her first child.

James Dobson Children

Dobson and his wife Shirley have two children; Ryan and Danae, and two grandchildren. Ryan is an adopted child of the Dobson and is an ardent supporter of adoption, especially the adoption of troubled children. He was born in California in 1970 graduated from Biola University in La Mirada, California. He is a public speaker with a specialization in issues relating to youth and the pro-life movement.

Facts and Body Measurements

Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about James.

  • Full Name: James Clayton Dobson, Jr.
  • Age: 84 years old
  • Date of Birth: 21st April 1936
  • Place of Birth: Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Education‎: Pasadena College (now called Point Loma Nazarene University)
  • Birthday: 21st of April
  • Nationality: American
  • Father’s Name: James C. Dobson, Sr.
  • Mother’s Name: Myrtle Georgia
  • Siblings: To be Updated
  • Spouse: Shirley Deere
  • Children: Ryan and Danae
  • Height: Average
  • Weight: Average
  • Profession: Evangelical Christian author, and psychologist
  • Net worth: $1 billion

James Dobson School

James studied academic psychology. Most evangelical Christians in the 1950s and 1960s did not look upon that favorably. Dobson came to believe that he was being called to become a Christian counselor or perhaps a Christian psychologist. James went to Pasadena College which is now called Point Loma Nazarene University as an undergraduate where he served as captain of the school’s tennis team.

He received his doctorate in psychology from the University of Southern California in 1967; he served in the faculty of the university’s Keck School of Medicine for 14 years. Dobson worked as an assistant to Paul Popenoe at the Institute of Family Relations, a marriage-counseling center, in Los Angeles for a time.

James Dobson Career

James is no longer affiliated with Focus on the Family.  He founded Family Talk as a non-profit organization in 2010 and launched a new radio broadcast, “Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson”, that began on May 3, 2010, on over 300 stations nationwide.

As part of his former role in the organization, Dobson produced Focus on the Family, a daily radio program which according to the organization was aired in more than a dozen languages and on over 7,000 stations worldwide, and supposedly heard by more than 220 million people in 164 countries.  Family attention was also carried by about sixty U.S. television stations daily.  Dobson founded the Family Research Council in 1981.

James Dobson Net Worth

His net worth is up to more than $1 billion since 2014, in part due to new information obtained from our reliable sources about the company’s revenue has a net worth of over $4.5 million.  The family’s net worth, which is estimated to be well over $1 billion.

James Dobson Family Talk

This is a Christian non-profit organization located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The family talk was Founded in 2010 by James, the ministry promotes and teaches biblical principles that support marriage, family, and child-development. Since its establishment, Family Talk has served millions of families with broadcasts, monthly newsletters, feature articles, videos, blogs, books, and other resources available on demand via its website, mobile apps, and social media platforms.

James who is known as Dr. Dobson in the radio program is joined on his flagship program, “Family Talk,” by best-selling author and renowned pediatrician, Dr. Meg Meeker. He has been aired on more than 1200 radio and online outlets, Family Talk is broadcast coast-to-coast in the United States and is heard all over the word online.

Dobson family talk photo

James Dobson Quotes

Dobson has many quotes which are Educative and encouraging to his listeners and readers of his books, here are some of his quotes:

  1. Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without.
  2. My legacy doesn’t matter. It isn’t important that I be remembered. It’s important that when I stand before the Lord, he says, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.’ I want to finish strong.
  3. God has called us to be His representatives in our nation and in our world. Select candidates who represent your views and work for their election.
  4. Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.
  5. One of the most important responsibilities in the Christian life is to care about others, smile at them, and be a friend to the friendless.
  6. When I was about ten, I was very impressed by the way Tarzan could swing through the trees from vine to vine. No one ever told me, ‘Don’t try this at home.’
  7. I don’t blame homosexuals for being angry when people say they’ve made a choice to be gay because they don’t.
  8. If traditional marriage is not the law of the land, the institution of the family will cease to exist.
  9. I don’t want to make a mistake that would hurt the cause of Christ late in my life, so I’m going to do everything I can to bring many people to Christ. If he can use me in that regard through ‘Family Talk,’ that will be my greatest legacy.
  10. My observation is that women are merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership.

James Dobson Donald Trump

Dobson publicly criticized statements made by U.S. Presidential candidate Barack Obama in Obama’s 2006 “Call to Renewal” address on June 24, 2008. He said that Obama was manipulating the traditional understanding of the Bible to fit his own world view. On October 23, 2008, Dobson wrote a Letter from 2012 in Obama’s America  that initiated that an Obama presidency could lead to:

  1. Mandated homosexual teachings across all schools;
  2. the banning of firearms in entire states; the end of the Boy Scouts,
  3. Homeschooling,
  4. Christian school groups,
  5. Christian adoption agencies, and talk radio; pornography on prime-time and daytime television;
  6. Mandatory bonuses for gay soldiers; terrorist attacks across America; the nuclear bombing of Tel Aviv;
  7. The conquering of most of Eastern Europe by Russia;
  8. The end of health care for Americans over 80;
  9. Out-of-control gasoline prices;
  10. The complete economic disaster in the United States and among other catastrophes.

Few days after the 2008 presidential election, James reported on his radio program that he was mourning the Obama election, claiming that Obama supported infanticide, would be accountable for the deaths of millions of unborn children, and was going to delegate the most liberal justices to the Supreme Court, perhaps, that we’ve ever had.

During a National Day of Prayer event in the U.S. Capitol, Dobson referred Barack Obama as the abortion president. Dobson reported that President Obama, before he was elected he made it very clear that he wanted to be the abortion president and he didn’t make any bones about it.

He also continued saying that Obama really was going to promote and support, and he has done that, and in a sense, he is the abortion president. Many people complained by what Dobson said claiming that Dobson used the National Day of Prayer for Partisan purposes among them was Rep. Janice Hahn.

James Dobson Website

Dobsons’s website:

James Dobson Books

  1. The New Strong-Willed Child Aug 22, 2014
    by James C. Dobson
    Kindle Edition
  2. Bringing Up Boys Aug 22, 2014
    by James C. Dobson
    Kindle Edition
  3. Bringing Up Girls: Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Women Aug 22, 2014
    by James C. Dobson
    Kindle Edition
  4. Love Must Be Tough: New Hope for Marriages in Crisis Dec 21, 2010
    by James C. Dobson
    Kindle Edition
  5. The New Dare to Discipline Aug 22, 2014
    by James C. Dobson
    Kindle Edition

Frequently Asked Questions About James Dobson

Who is James Dobson?

James Dobson is an American evangelical Christian author, psychologist. He founded Focus on the Family (FOTF) in 1977, which he led until 2003.

How old is James Dobson?

James Clayton Dobson, Jr. is 84 years old. He was born on April 21, 1936, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

How tall is James Dobson?

His height is not known to the public as it is not documented anywhere  2020

Is James Dobson married?

James married his wife  the former Shirley Deere on August 26, 1960.

How much is James Dobson worth?

His net worth is up to more than $1 billion since 2014

Where does James Dobson live?

James lives in lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado with his wife Shirley.

Is James Dobson dead or alive?

Dobson is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.

Where is James Dobson now?

James is an evangelical Christian author, psychologist, and founder in 1977 of Focus on the Family (FOTF), which he led until 2010.


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