David Fowler, president of FACT, grew up in Chattanooga. He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.S. in Accounting, serving as president of the Student Government Association his senior year.

He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Law on the Chapin-Thomas Scholarship, receiving his J.D. degree in 1983. In law school, Mr. Fowler directed the Moot Court program and participated on the National Moot Court and Craven Constitutional Law teams. He also clerked for the late Harry J. Klusmeier in the Ohio Court of Appeals.

Following law school, Mr. Fowler practiced law in Cincinnati and Chattanooga and in 1994, he successfully ran for the Tennessee state Senate where he served for 12 years. For four years he also directed the Center for Law and Government at Bryan College, teaching classes in political philosophy and jurisprudence.

After leaving office in 2006, Mr. Fowler worked with leaders from across the state to form the Family Action Council of Tennessee (FACT) to protect the interests of families with respect to state policy and to educate the public about the importance of a family-friendly culture.

Mr. Fowler has served as a choir director in churches in Chattanooga and Cincinnati, Ohio. He is married with one adult child and lives in the Nashville area.

He is the author of The Politics of Loving God: Courageous Truths for Contentious Times, and Recovering the Constitution—Using the Ninth Amendment to Restore Civil Liberty. His newest book is The Naked Court—Understanding and Resisting a Damnable United States Supreme Court. For a limited time, a free downloadable pdf version of The Naked Court is available.

Mr. Fowler is also a dynamic speaker and is available for speaking engagements at your church or organization.  

teresa grill, Office Administrator

Teresa Grill joined the FACT team as Office Administrator in 2023. She is responsible for the administrative functions of our office along with donor relations. Teresa has years of experience in project management, customer service, and office administration. Although the business of keeping everything running smoothly is important to Teresa, the most important part is the people. As a Christian, Teresa feels it is important to show God’s love to a hurting world and help those that are part of the family of God to continue to grow in their Christian walk.

Teresa and her husband, Ken, have been married for over 40 years. They raised five children and now enjoy their seven grandchildren. They relocated to the Nashville area in early 2023, where they have committed themselves to getting involved and serving in their local community.

When she’s not working, Teresa enjoys reading, taking walks and spending time with her family and friends.

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