Ken Harrison, chairman and president of Promise Keepers, announced Friday that former Dallas Cowboy Chad Hennings is joining the board of directors. Promise Keepers, founded in 1990 by former University of Colorado football coach Bill McCartney, is a Christ-centered organization dedicated to introducing men to Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord and helping them to grow as Christians.
Chad Hennings joined the storied Dallas Cowboys football team in 1992, earning three Super Bowl rings during his nine-year career as a defensive lineman. His teammate, quarterback Troy Aikman, said of him: "Chad's exemplary character and commitment continue to set him apart in everything he does in life. I was proud to have him as my teammate."
A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Chad was named most valuable athlete at the Academy and also earned defensive player of the year honors from the Western Athletic Conference, the 1987 Outland Trophy for best college football interior lineman in the country, the MVP of the 1988 Freedom Bowl, Academic All-American (twice), and a host of other accolades.
Drafted by the Dallas Cowboys, he postponed his entry into the NFL to fulfill his commitment to the U.S. Air Force. He flew 45 missions in operation "Provide Comfort" behind the controls of an A-10 Thunderbolt. He received two aerial achievement medals, a humanitarian award and an outstanding unit award for his actions.
Chad is the founder of Wingmen Ministries, which equips men to be better husbands, better fathers and more Christ-like examples.
Chad serves as COO/Partner at Rubicon Representation, a Texas-based commercial real estate services firm. He is married to Tammy, and they have two children, Chase and Brenna.
Ken Harrison, president and chairman of the board of Promise Keepers said,
"Chad Hennings isn't just a football legend, he's a true hero who set aside personal gain to fight for his country as an A-10 pilot and selflessly serves his family, his church and his community. His heart for men - and the impact men have on their families-compelled him to start Wingmen Ministries. Chad's experience in creating 'cultures of excellence' is just what we need, and his insight into the power of commitment - keeping promises - is exactly who we aspire to be as Promise Keepers."
Chad Hennings said,
"As the men of a church go, so goes the church. And as the church goes, so goes the nation. When a child receives Christ, there is a 3.5 percent chance the rest of the family will follow. When a mother receives Christ, there is a 17 percent chance the rest of the family will follow. When a father receives Christ, there is a 90 percent chance the rest of the family will follow. Now more than ever, men need to know what godly masculinity is, commit to it, model it in their sphere of influence, and band together with like-minded men for support and sharpening. Promise Keepers is all about these things, and I'm honored to join them."