Ryan Bomberger is an Emmy® Award-winning creative professional, citizen journalist, factivist, and author of the powerful book, Not Equal: Civil Rights Gone Wrong. He is also the co-founder of RadianceFoundation.org, a life-affirming organization based on the belief that every human life has purpose. Ryan has a rather unique perspective of the innate nature of purpose. He is one of ten children, who were adopted and loved, in a multi-racial family of fifteen. Today, as an adoptee and father of four awesome kiddos (two of whom are adopted), he enjoys illuminating the intrinsic worth we all possess.
He and his amazing wife, Bethany, founded The Radiance Foundation to extensively research and creatively present challenging social issues (abortion, adoption, fatherlessness, poverty, LGBT activism, judicial activism, racism, free speech, and religious liberty) in the context of God-given Purpose. Ryan has keynoted at renown locations and events including the UN, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia University, Ireland’s Trinity College (home of the world’s oldest Philosophical Society), University of Notre Dame, Values Voter Summit, the March for Life (DC), Canada’s March for Life, UK March for Life, Capitol Hill briefings and hundreds more events here and abroad.
The Radiance Foundation launched the first public ad campaign to address the hugely disproportionate impact of abortion in the black community—TooManyAborted.com. Ryan’s work has received extensive media coverage by the NY Times, CNN, MSNBC, the Associated Press, Breitbart, ABC World News, Washington Times, Huffington Post, NPR, B.E.T., and many other mainstream and online media outlets.
He’s been denounced by Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, George Soros’ Media Matters for America, the NAACP and many other liberal organizations and politicians. He was even sued by the nation’s leading civil rights group because he parodied their name in an article exposing the NAACP’s radical pro-abortion position and actions, accurately calling them the “National Association for the Abortion of Colored People.” After a two-year battle in federal court, Ryan and Radiance prevailed in this free speech case.
Through Radiance, Ryan has worked with organizations around the world to defend human dignity. Ryan earned his Masters in Communications from Regent University where he was named an Alumnus of the Year. He and Bethany also received the Messiah College Christian Stewardship Alumni Award. Ryan was recognized for his leadership on pivotal social issues by Star Parker and given C.U.R.E.’s inaugural Lion Chaser Award (based on 2 Samuel 23:20). In March 2017, Ryan was given the Ignite Courage Award by the Delaware Family Policy Council for his courage in standing for the truth in love (I Corinthians 16:13-14). The Institute on Religion & Democracy also recently named Ryan as one of the 100 Influential Protestants You Ought to Know.
As Chief Creative Officer of The Radiance Foundation, Ryan is passionate about building a culture that values Life in all of its stages.