For more than three decades, Alan Terwilleger has provided leadership to a variety of Christian nonprofits. A longtime confidante of the late Chuck Colson, Terwilleger today serves as president of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, guiding the organization in its mission to create and educate cultural ambassadors who apply their faith in all areas of life.
During his tenure at the Colson Center, Terwilleger has been a catalyst behind the launch of ecumenical grassroots movements that explore fundamental ethical principles and tackle moral issues of great concern. These movements include Doing the Right Thing, Breaking the Spiral of Silence, and, most notably, the Manhattan Declaration,
As Colson Center president, Terwilleger provides leadership to the Centurions Program, an intensive, 9-month worldview-training program that has commissioned more than 800 Christian leaders from around the globe. Terwilleger also oversees delivery of the Colson Center’s BreakPoint radio commentary, aired on some 1,400 outlets with an estimated audience potential of 8 million listeners. Under Terwilleger’s leadership, a new 30-minute, interview-format program called BreakPoint This Week was added to address some of the day’s most pressing cultural issues. Guests on the show have included Jack Abramoff, former President Jimmy Carter, and Tim Keller.
Prior to joining the Colson Center, Terwilleger led the advancement initiatives at Prison Fellowship as Sr. Vice President. He also served fifteen years in fund-raising leadership at Moody Bible Institute and worked with The Domain Group as a consultant to Christian nonprofit organizations across the U.S.
He is a Cedarville University graduate with a degree in Business and minor in Bible.
Terwilleger serves on the Board of the American Leprosy Mission, is past chairman of the board and has served as a trustee of The Leprosy Mission International, located in London. He.and his wife, Carroll, live in Round Hill, Virginia.