Articles by David E. Smith
Learn About the Preachers of the 18th Century!
By David E. Smith   |   10.21.14
Once again, we are pleased to announce the return of Pastor Dan Fisher and his presentation titled Bringing Back The Black Robed Regiment to the state of Illinois. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about our Christian heritage and the forgotten lessons of our past, while encouraging pastors and Christian lay people to be active stewards of God's gift of self-government.
AFTAH Banquet Sat., Oct. 25: “Can You Be ‘Gay’ and Christian?”
By David E. Smith   |   10.20.14
Is homosexuality compatible with Christianity? Can you be proudly “gay” and Christian? How do I reach out to my ‘gay’...
SCOTUS Refuses to Take Up Marriage Cases 
By David E. Smith   |   10.06.14
Earlier today, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decided that it would not hear any of the marriage...
IFI Special Event in Arlington Heights!
By David E. Smith   |   10.06.14
Inspiring & Educational Event for the Entire Family! Next Sunday evening October 26th, the Illinois Family Institute will be hosting a...
Voter Registration Deadline Approaching
By David E. Smith   |   10.02.14
October 7th is the last day to register to vote for the upcoming
November 4th General Election Just think about...
DC Audit:  Taxpayers Paying for Abortions   
By David E. Smith   |   10.02.14
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued a report revealing that 1,036 plans in Obamacare (also known as the Affordable Care Act)...
IFI Special Event in Effingham!
By David E. Smith   |   10.01.14
Inspiring & Educational Event for the Entire Family! On the evening of Friday, October 24th, the Illinois Family Institute will be...
IFI Special Event in Robinson!
By David E. Smith   |   10.01.14
Inspiring & Educational Event for the Entire Family! We are pleased to announce that the Illinois Family Institute will be...
IFI Special Event in Marion!
By David E. Smith   |   10.01.14
Inspiring & Educational Event for the Entire Family! On the evening of Thursday, October 23rd, the Illinois Family Institute will be...
Bulletin Insert — YOU Can Make a Difference
By David E. Smith   |   09.26.14
Forty days from today, our state and nation will be voting for candidates who will serve in important government positions that...
Fear of Man vs. Fear of God
By David E. Smith   |   09.25.14
For many years now, America has experienced a marked moral decline and in the last two or three decades, the...
Sixty Day Prayer Challenge
By David E. Smith   |   09.05.14
In the book of 1 Samuel, we read about Israel's political system and the establishment of a human king to rule over the tribes. While God alone was Israel’s King, He had established earthly judges to handle disputes and manage the governmental affairs of His nation. Scripture tells us that the ungrateful Israelites began to cry out for a king, demanding to "be like all the nations..."
Event Alert: IFI Banquet Less Than 3 Weeks Away!!
By David E. Smith   |   09.02.14
IFI's annual banquet will be held Friday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m. at The Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. Our speaker this year is Eric Metaxas, author of Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, the official companion book to the 2007 movie Amazing Grace...
Join us at our Annual Banquet Celebration in September!
By David E. Smith   |   08.08.14
The Illinois Family Institute is very pleased to invite you to attend the 2014 Annual Faith, Family and Freedom Banquet on Friday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m. at The Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.
New Federal Legislation to Protect Religious Freedom
By David E. Smith   |   08.06.14
U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) and U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) recently introduced the “Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act,” S. 624...
Action   |  
Read More   |  
David E. Smith
Executive Director
David  E. Smith

David E. Smith is Illinois Family Institute’s executive director.  He and his wife of 19 years are blessed to be the parents of six young children.

David has been interviewed for numerous radio, television and cable programs and newspaper articles on topics such as sex education, broadcast decency gambling, abortion, homosexuality, drug decriminalization and pornography.

From 1996 – 2004, he worked as an aide to a City of Chicago Alderman.  During that time, he was a volunteer decency advocate for the group Citizens for Community Values of Illinois, filing 70 indecency complaints over a period of four years with the FCC against a nationally syndicated radio shock jock based in Chicago.  His efforts resulted in fines totaling $300,000 against the radio station owner.

In 2005 – 2006, David led IFI’s referendum project to protect marriage , filing more than 347,000 signatures at the Illinois State Board of Elections.  Unfortunately, state and county employees discredited almost 70 percent of the names from the Cook County jurisdiction, bringing the final count to less than the required number needed.

An alumnus of the Family Research Council’s Witherspoon Fellowship, David graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a B.A. in Political Science.

Follow David E. Smith
IFI Featured Video
Ryan T. Anderson and the Future of Marriage