About Us

The life of a nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.

About THE Douglass Leadership Institute

The Douglass Leadership Institute (DLI) is a national education and public policy 501(c)(3) organization that works across the United States. DLI believes in the sanctity of human life, free market principles, and limited government.  DLI was founded in 2015 by Dean Nelson, a minister with decades of experience in community and political activism.

DLI quickly developed a network of like-minded pastors and faith leaders across the nation and continues to provide them with uniquely tailored programs, information, and resources so that men and women of faith can be equipped to lead positive change in their communities and influence policy on the local, state, and national level.

Our Great Team

Arnold Culbreath

Arnold Culbreath

Director of Ministry Engagement
Dean Nelson

Dean Nelson

Chairman
Julia Nelson

Julia Nelson

Director of Operations
Keifer Wynn

Keifer Wynn

Communications Specialist
Kevin McGary

Kevin McGary

Director of Development
Kevrick McKain

Kevrick McKain

Executive Vice President
Regina Roundtree

Regina Roundtree

Special Projects Coordinator
Torrey Snow

Torrey Snow

Director of Digital Marketing
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testimonials

Chris Broussard

I am honored to support, endorse, and partner with the Douglass Leadership Institute. It’s work in criminal justice reform and strengthening the Black family, two issues of paramount importance to the liberation of African-Americans, is rooted in the Christian tradition of the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

Chris Broussard

Fox Sports Analyst
Dr. Alveda King

The Douglass Leadership Institute is a fantastic organization. I am proud to support the great work of righteousness and justice throughout America.

Dr. Alveda King

Alveda King Ministries
Tony Perkins

Douglass Leadership Institute under Dean Nelson’s leadership is a great ally in the battle for the heart and soul of America as they equip Christians with the practical tools they need to impact the culture for Christ.

Tony Perkins

President, Family Research Council