David Bahnsen

2024 Speaker

David L. Bahnsen is the Senior Fellow of Economics for the Center for Cultural Leadership, and a long-time faculty member for both the Acton Institute and the Blackstone Fellowship of the Alliance Defending Freedom. He is a founding Trustee for Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Review Institute in New York City. He David is passionate about the integration of faith and economics and has lectured and written for years about a theology of wealth and the marketplace.

David is the founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer of The Bahnsen Group, a national private wealth management firm with offices in Newport Beach, New York City, Bend, Nashville, Minneapolis, Austin, and Pheonix, managing over $4.5 billion in client assets.
David is consistently named one of the top financial advisors in America by Barron’s, Forbes, and the Financial Times. He is a frequent guest on Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, and Bloomberg and is a regular contributor to National Review and World. He appears weekly on The World and Everything in It discussing the week’s economic and market news.

He is the author of several best-selling books including Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It (2018), and The Case for Dividend Growth: Investing in a Post-Crisis World (2019). His newest book, There’s No Free Lunch: 250 Economic Truths, was released in November 2021.

His late father, Dr. Greg Bahnsen, was a renowned Christian apologist and is David’s personal hero and mentor. His ultimate passions are his wife of 20+ years, Joleen, their children, sons Mitchell and Graham, and daughter Sadie, and the life they’ve created together on both coasts.