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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 183

The Importance of the Father in his Baby's Life

with guest Roland Warren

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | Noviembre 15, 2022 | 40:33 min

Episode 183 | Dr. Meeker talks with Roland Warren who is an inspirational servant leader with a heart for Christ and a mind for business. He has used his own life experiences to address the role of fathers in the pregnancy and/or abortion process through Care Net and pregnancy centers.

Today's Guest(s)

A graduate of Princeton University and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Roland is an inspirational servant leader with a heart for Christ and a mind for business. After 20 years in the corporate world (with IBM, Pepsi, and Goldman Sachs), Roland spent 11 years as president of National Fatherhood Initiative before joining Care Net in 2012 as president and CEO.

His national media appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, CNN, C-SPAN, Dateline NBC, Fox News Channel, Family News in Focus, and Black Entertainment Television. He has been interviewed by major radio and newspaper outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, O Magazine, Ebony, Sports Illustrated, Christianity Today, Essence, The Tavis Smiley Show, and Janet Parshall’s America. He writes a column for called “Just Sayin’: Musings on Faith, Family, and Freedom,” and is the co-host of Care Net’s podcast, CareCast: Care Net on Family, Faith, andLife.

Roland is the author of the book Bad Dads of the Bible (Zondervan 2014), a fresh look at how some of the most revered men of the Bible made some major fathering mistakes that all dads can learn from. Roland’s newest book, Raising Sons of Promise: A Guide for Single Mothers of Boys was released on December 7, 2021.

Roland is married to Dr. Yvette Lopez-Warren and has two sons — Jamin, a graduate of Harvard University and journalist, and Justin, a graduate of the University of North Carolina and Indiana University of Pennsylvania – and two grandchildren (Gabriel and Selah), who affectionately call him”Pop-pop”, plus a granddaughter on the way.


Using his own life experiences, Roland and his girlfriend at the time, decided to keep their unplanned pregnancy while attending Princeton together.  Facing unplanned pregnancies can be difficult and when offered an abortion immediately can make if more difficult.  Roland took the initiative to support her by getting married and offering to be there and provide for their family. Roland has been at Care Net for the past 10 years.  He has partnered with Dr. Tony Evans, to start discipleship teams within churches.

Some topics covered:

• Care Net is the largest evangelical network of pregnancy centers.

• Jesus birth is an example of how an unplanned pregnancy brought a family together.

• Provide workshops for fathers called, Dr. Dad – Infant and Toddler Health and Safety. Well child, sick child, safe child and injured child.

• There re 400,000+ churches in the US.  There are 3500 pregnancy centers nationwide.  If 1% of them viewed life  

  issues as discipleship issues, we would have more people coming alongside the pregnancy centers, and they would multiply.

• Missing a support system leads more people towards abortion.


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