About Matt BarberChief Counsel & Co-Founder of Christian Civil Rights Watch
J Matt Barber is Co-Founder and General Counsel of Christian Civil Rights Watch (CCRW). He is also Founder and Editor-in-Chief of BarbWire.com. He served for nine years as Associate Dean and Law Professor with Liberty University School of Law and is an attorney – licensed in Colorado – concentrating in constitutional law. Matt holds both a Juris Doctor from Regent University School of Law and a Master of Arts in Public Policy from Regent’s Robertson School of Government.
Matt is both an author and a popular syndicated columnist. He’s known for a unique writing style (an entertaining blend of thoughtful analysis and Swiftian satire, delivered with a rapier wit). Many newspapers and online publications run Matt’s columns, to include WND, TheBlaze, the Washington Times, TownHall and many more. Author of the book, “Hating Jesus: The American Left’s War on Christianity,” Matt is currently penning his first novel.
In addition to frequent public speaking engagements, Matt has appeared as a cultural analyst on the Fox News Channel, MSNBC and CNN and is a regular guest on dozens of talk radio programs and networks including Michael Savage, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, Dennis Prager, the Michael Medved Show, the Janet Mefferd Show and others. Matt is also a primary guest host for all of the amazing talent on the nationally syndicated American Family Radio Network (AFR Talk), heard on over 190 stations nationwide. He likewise co-hosts “Faith and Freedom,” a daily legal and cultural issues talk radio program hosted by Mat Staver, provided by Liberty Counsel and heard on dozens of radio stations across the country.
Matt served twelve years in the Army National Guard, was a law enforcement officer for three years and a corporate fraud investigator for five years.
Setting him apart from others in his various fields, Matt was an undefeated heavyweight professional boxer retiring in 2004. He was a central sparring partner for former heavyweight world contender Andrew Golota. Prior to turning pro, Matt was a several time state and regional Golden Gloves champion, competing in the 1992 Western Olympic Trials and winning a Gold Medal in the 1993 Police and Fire World Games.