AFA Action Leadership
AFA Action Officers and Members of the Board
Walker Wildmon - Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board
Walker Wildmon serves as Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of AFA Action. He also serves as Vice President of Operations for American Family Association (AFA) and as a spokesperson for AFA and has been quoted by CNN, Fox News and other major news outlets. Walker graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Political Science. He calls Tupelo, Mississippi home and is beginning to raise a family there. Walker and his wife Lexie are happily married with three children.
Tim Wildmon - President Emeritus and Member of the Board
Tim Wildmon is President Emetitus of AFA Action. Tim is also President of American Family Association and American Family Radio. AFA is a national organization that advocates for the biblical teaching on morality and values. Tim host a daily program on AFR’s 180+ stations. He has been married to his wife Alison since 1984, lives in Tupelo, Mississippi, and has three children and seven grandchildren. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in journalism.
Rob Chambers - Executive Vice President and Member of the Board
Rob Chambers serves as Executive Vice President of AFA Action. Rob also serves as Vice President of Policy and Legislative Affairs for the American Family Association. Rob is an advocate for religious liberty and prolife legislation, and his focus is to educate, encourage, and mobilize Christians to engage the political process. In addition to studies in philosophy and religion, Rob also holds the Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Master of Theology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Debbie Wuthnow - Vice President and Member of the Board
Debbie joined AFA Action in 2021. She also serves as division President of iVoterGuide--AFA Action's online voter resource. In 2010, Debbie was instrumental in making iVoterGuide a national resource for voters. Under Debbie's leadership, iVoterGuide covered federal elections in all 50 states as well as statewide and legislative races in 21 states, researched over 8,000 candidates, and educated over 3.5 million voters across the country. Debbie holds a master’s degree from Princeton University.
Buddy Smith - Secretary-Treasurer and Chairman of the Board
Rev. Buddy Smith is Secretary-Treasurer of AFA Action. Buddy is also Senior Vice-President of American Family Association (AFA) and American Family Radio (AFR). Since 1993 Buddy has worked at AFA in the battle to restore America’s biblical foundations and to protect families from the immorality that threatens to rob our children of their future. He has an undergraduate degree in music education from Mississippi State University and a graduate degree in theology from Oral Roberts University. He has been married to his bride Carol since 1972. They have two grown children, Stacey and Casey, and five grandchildren.
Richard Ford - Member of the Board
Richard has dedicated his whole life to helping Christians be better stewards of their God-ordained authority to vote. Richard founded Heritage Alliance, known now as iVoterGuide, in 1983. Richard also helped lead the merger of iVoterGuide under the AFA Action umbrella in November 2021.
Steve Crampton - Member of the Board
Steve Crampton is a highly skilled litigator specializing in constitutional law. He has litigated civil liberties cases at the highest levels, from state supreme courts to federal appellate courts to the United States Supreme Court. In addition, Mr. Crampton has represented and advised both state and federal legislators, including United States Congressmen, on drafting and defending legislation. Mr. Crampton has also made frequent appearances in the media, including the O’Reilly Factor, Sean Hannity’s show, Fox & Friends, ABC, NBC, CNN and countless other television and radio programs. He resides in Tupelo, MS.
J.B. Horton - Member of the Board
Personally responsible for having raised over $100 million for the Heritage Foundation during his tenure there, J. B. now serves as Chief Development Officer for the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Becoming a part of the AFA Action board in 2021, J. B. uses his fund-raising expertise to promote conservative causes across the country.
Jameson Taylor - Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs
Dr. Jameson Taylor’s mission is to equip Christian lawmakers to champion policies aimed at renewing and strengthening families and churches. He has a 20-year track record of advancing pro-life, pro-family and pro-liberty policies in multiple states. Here in Mississippi, he helped draft the pro-life law that led to the U.S. Supreme Court Dobbs case and led the coalition to get it passed. He is also the architect of Mississippi’s Children’s Promise Act and Pregnancy Resource Act: two innovative tax credit programs providing millions of dollars in funding for mothers, disabled children, children in foster care, and low-income families. Dr. Taylor is responsible for passing best-in-the-nation welfare-to-work reform in Mississippi, as well as best-in-the-nation religious liberty protections. He is a three-time Earhart Fellow, a Publius Fellow with the Claremont Institute, an E.A. Morris Fellow, and a founding member of the Mississippi Governor’s Faith-Advisory Council. He holds an A.B. in government from Bowdoin College and a Ph.D. in politics from the University of Dallas.
Phillip Jauregui - Senior Counsel and Director of the Center for Judicial Renewal
Phillip is Senior Counsel and Director for the Center for Judicial Renewal, a division of AFA Action. He is an expert in constitutional law, judicial policy, and non-profit coalition building. He worked in the judicial branch as law clerk and also served the executive branch as Assistant Legal Advisor. Phillip was an organizer for the Judeo-Christian Council for Constitutional Restoration, Inc. which was dedicated for the next generation to stopping judicial supremacy. He served as Executive Director of the Judeo-Christian Council and as Coalition Builder for ValuesVoter.org. Phillip has also served as President of Judicial Action Group since 2006. He has served as a guest host for talk radio shows, has appeared on Fox News, CNN, CNBC, ABC, and other news programs. His legal work has been featured in various publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and others. Jauregui is a member of the Alliance Defense Fund (Honor Corps and Allied Attorney) and Prison Fellowship – Alabama Council and previously served on the Board of Directors with Sav-A-Lif. He is an alumnus of Samford University, Cumberland School of Law. Phillip is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and all of Alabama's State and local courts.