Dallas Willard Ministries exists to continue to develop and promote the ideas, writings, and teachings that the Lord brought to the world through Dallas. We do not focus our efforts on Dallas himself, but on the truth toward which he was always directing his “fellow pilgrims.” We are humbled by the magnitude of the legacy he leaves behind and at the same time joyfully expectant as we see what God is doing as we follow where He leads us in partnership with many others whose lives were deeply changed by what they learned from Dallas.
Our Vision: To equip people to live in a daily interactive relationship with God through a fresh hearing of Jesus’ life and teachings. (See our expanded Vision statement)
Our Intention: To present the reality of the kingdom of God now on earth and available to all. We are committed to empowering people to step into their “eternal destiny in God’s great universe.”
Our Means: God has graciously blessed DWM with dedicated partners, plans and opportunities to make our vision an increasing reality.
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A Note from Our President
Thank you for your interest in Dallas Willard Ministries! I am grateful for the opportunities God is giving us to share the good things we have learned from Dallas. The impact of his teaching has changed many lives and even been credited with starting the Spiritual Formation movement. His influence in academic and philosophical circles continues to bring God glory in “secular” settings. Our desire is to make Dallas’s teaching more and more available so that everyone can know the joy of living in the fullness of the Kingdom of God here on earth in every moment of every day. What a great gift!
Plans to make Dallas's teaching more readily available include providing the following resources:
- Expanded website resources - our 2018 site update includes a new Speakers Bureau and a Philosophy course syllabi section, and we continue to add more free articles and downloadable audio
- The Moral Knowledge Initiative – a multi-year interdisciplinary response to the significant interest in the 2018 publication of The Disappearance of Moral Knowledge
- Online courses such as Life Without Lack
- Local workshops and retreats
- A mobile App that encourages authentic personal transformation through daily devotional readings, training in spiritual disciplines, and exercises that address all the dimensions of the person as described in Renovation of the Heart
- Sharing more previously unpublished writing and teaching, including special interest booklets such as the new Called to Business
- Brief video teaching clips on the Dallas Willard YouTube channel
- Additional resources for philosophy professors and students
- A comprehensive catalogue of Willard videos available on-line
- Small group Bible study curricula
- The "Where did he say...?" searchable database of all Dallas's teaching
If you would like to partner with us in these projects financially or in other ways, or if there are other resources you are hoping to see, please contact us at email@example.com. We would love to hear from you! We gratefully accept tax deductible contributions by credit card through the "Donate" button below, or by check written to Dallas Willard Ministries at 5158 Clareton Drive #1859, Agoura Hills, CA 91376. We appreciate your ideas and support!
Meet our Board of Directors
Bill Dwyer has been the senior pastor at Dallas and Jane Willard’s home church, the Valley Vineyard, for forty years. Bill has a passion for Jesus’ kingdom. For the first twenty years of ministry, Bill was an activist. Jesus birthed a passion in him for missions, evangelism, spiritual warfare, leading a church community, faithfulness to the Word, the ministry of healing, and the renewing work of the Spirit. Twenty years ago, Jesus used Dallas and Jane to draw Bill into spiritual formation, contemplative practices, and spiritual direction. His desire is to see every believer bring the active and contemplative life in the kingdom together. Bill is married to Anamarie Dwyer, a theater professor at CSUN. They have seven beloved and cherished grandchildren.
When Jan Johnson moved from inner city Los Angeles to its outskirts, she had no idea she was moving just 20 minutes away from Dallas and Jane Willard and would become a part of their lives. She is an author (23 books), speaker, graduate school professor and long-time spiritual director. She holds a D.Min. in Ignatian Spirituality & Spiritual Direction. Everything she does focuses on spiritual formation or partnering with God in caring for the voiceless. Please visit her website to learn more about her writing and teaching, and to read her biography page. For Jan, hanging out with Jesus often happens in the midst of reading, hiking, bike riding, doing yardwork or viewing great works of art.
Terri Tayor was adopted from Korea when she was 6 months old and considers herself more Polish than Asian. Terri received her Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Biola University, completed The Renovaré Institute and is a certified Spiritual Director. She has led the Quaker Meadow Christian Camp board as well as the Ministry and Counsel (Elders) at the Friends church she attends. She has been greatly impacted by her time in the Renovare Institute and is grateful to be able to contribute to furthering the work of Dallas Willard through working with the DWM Board. She has been told that she is a curator of souls and more than her love for popcorn and penguins she loves to nurture angry, disillusioned, hurting and lost souls to Jesus.
Rebecca Willard Heatley
Rebecca Willard Heatley (Becky) first met Dallas and Jane in the maternity ward of the University of Wisconsin hospital. She began working for Dallas as his assistant in 2000, and continues to work with Jane in publishing and ministry efforts. She established DWillard.org in 2001, which brought Dallas great joy knowing that his work would be freely available to people around the world. Becky’s publishing and editing work includes The Great Omission, The Allure of Gentleness, and Life Without Lack. Her undergraduate studies were at USC and Northwest College (BA, Sacred Music) and she recently graduated from The Apprentice Experience. She and her husband Bill have spent the last 2 decades raising Dallas and Jane’s one and only grandchild, Larissa.