In 1976, Dr. Marshall Foster founded the World History Institute, a nonprofit educational foundation, to teach the biblical and historical foundations of liberty.
The World History Institute (formerly the Mayflower Institute) has become a major force in the movement to restore our nation to its Judeo-Christian heritage. Under Marshall’s dynamic leadership, the Institute has reached millions with America’s “untold heritage.” He has trained tens of thousands through live seminars in 40 states, Canada, and Europe. His weekly syndicated radio broadcasts, “Our American Inheritance” and “Story of Liberty” reached hundreds of thousands of fellow citizens.
Dr. Foster is in constant demand as a keynote speaker at numerous conventions, schools, churches and retreats, and political and business groups. He speaks to audiences as large as 20,000 at business conventions and religious gatherings concerning our heritage. He has been a keynote speaker for Promise Keepers, Coral Ridge Ministries, Vision Forum Ministries, Reclaiming America, Christian Coalition, ACSI Christian School Conventions, Worldview Weekends and many more. He has trained the national staff of Campus Crusade for Christ, the Christian Broadcasting Network, the National Day of Prayer, James Robison Ministries, and over 100,000 business associates of Amway Corporation and Boeing Aircraft, among many others.
The World History Institute has produced numerous educational seminars and scores of syndicated articles with titles including: The Paper Trail of Freedom, Hope for Our Time, Heroes of Faith, The Army of Compassion, Free Enterprise, How Families Have Changed the World, From Terror to Triumph – The History of the World, and many others.
Since 1988, Marshall has led tours of America’s historic East Coast with American Christian Tours. He is now the Director of Christian Education with ACTS, training tour guides to lead over 10,000 students and families each year on the trip of a lifetime. He personally leads several annual tours to the historic East Coast and Europe.
Marshall, in collaboration with actor Kirk Cameron, was co-producer for the film, Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure, which was released in theaters nationwide in March 2012. The basis of the film revolves around the National Monument to the Forefathers in Plymouth. The film traces the heroic and harrowing travels of the early Pilgrims and encounters the unlikely men and women who risked everything for liberty. A follow-up film is in production for release in fall 2013.
Marshall has authored three books and produced numerous CD & DVD resources. His best-selling book, The American Covenant, the Untold Story, has become an effective training tool in hundreds of Bible studies, classrooms, and study groups nationwide. The American Covenant book and accompanying documentary have had a deep and lasting impact upon the grass-roots movement to restore our nation. This movie, narrated by Marshall Foster, has aired on numerous TV programs, and has been viewed in thousands of homes, churches, schools, and study groups.
Marshall is a 1967 graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara. His graduate studies were accomplished at Talbot Theological Seminary, Christian Associates Seminary, with doctoral studies completed at the California Graduate School of Theology andCathedralBibleCollege. He was ordained in 1973 and earned a Doctorate of Divinity degree fromCathedralBibleCollege.
He and his wife, Patricia, have two grown children and six grandchildren. They currently reside in Southern California.