This month we are hosting a duo who will teach us about our faulty family courts, CPS, and DFPS systems. Many of you have asked for us to host speakers on this topic, and we have finally found the right people for the job! We are hosting Dr. Brooks McKenzie, a family court/law expert, who will give us insight into the current state of the Texas judicial system. We will also be joined by Darrin Robinson who will touch on the unfortunate failures of CPS and DFPS systems. They will tell of how we can be promoting the nuclear family and 50/50 parental rights as well as how to best support the child in every situation.
We will also hear from Jerry Stewart, the host of “One Moment in America”, on Salem Radio Network.
True Texas Project
Speakers: Brooks McKenzie and Darrin Robinson
Intro: Jerry Stewart
Monday, July 18
Location: Springhill Suites by Marriott
2660 South Central Expressway
McKinney, TX 75070
5:30pm – Prayer meeting
5:45pm – $5 pizza begins (while supplies last)
6:30-8:00pm – meeting
No dues. No fees. No memberships. No RSVPs
As a researcher and former Assistant Director for the TCU Institute of Child Development, Dr. Brooks McKenzie has worked with at-risk children and families for more than 16 years, always advocating for the “best interest of the child” in all circumstances.
Born and raised in Texas, Dr. McKenzie has spent his entire professional career presenting the body of empirical research in Developmental Psychology to agencies and organizations that are tasked with supporting children and families. He has trained DFPS/CPS, attorneys and judges, and worked directly with non-profits and the families they serve, only to find a systemic ignorance/apathy that has been actively harming our children for decades.
Texas has utterly failed to protect one of our most vulnerable populations and it has to stop. Texas has for decades lagged behind the rest of the Nation in addressing the needs of our families and children. Dr. McKenzie has devoted his time and passion to effecting change in a system that is destroying our nuclear families and damaging our children for a lifespan. Our legislators and judiciary must be reformed, otherwise our children and families are doomed.
About Darrin Robinson:
Darrin Robinson is the founder of Victory Over Incarceration & Distractions Academy (VOID Academy). VOID Academy is a non-profit organization that provides reentry and mentoring services to at-risk youth and families. For the past 22 years he has worked for organizations such as:
- Texas Department of Family and Protective Services – CPS Investigator & Contract Manager
- Texas Juvenile Justice Department (Juvenile Prison) – Senior Case Manager
- Juvenile Services – Juvenile Probation Officer
- Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program – Administrator
Growing up in a fatherless home with his four brothers, Darrin experienced repeated abuse, neglect, and domestic violence. The community he lived in was poverty, gang, crime, and drug infested which led to his four brothers being ordered to serve time in juvenile, jail, and prison systems. Their sentences ranged from 7 to 40 years. These atrocities that tore Darrin’s family apart, led him to start mentoring at-risk elementary students at the age of sixteen. This also fueled his lifelong passion of studying Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) and their traumatic effects.
Darrin also lends his time to speaking, training, and advocating for adequate family services and legislation that enhances the family unit and reduces Fatherlessness. He believes Fatherlessness is the root cause of many of the societal ills we face today.
About Jerry Stewart:
Jerry Stewart was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. He was taught early in life that if you want something, you must go after it, work hard, don’t quit, and don’t stop believing in yourself. Jerry is the author of the book “Saving America”, which speaks to what we must do now to save our great nation.
Jerry produces 3 nationally syndicated radio programs; “One Moment in America”, which airs daily on over 175 stations, “You Are There”, a weekend feature much like the Paul Harvey “Rest of the Story”, and his Holiday Specials that air on each of our major US holidays on over 400 radio stations. He is a keynote speaker promoting the conservative, patriotic, and God centered ideals that our nation was built upon. He is especially interested in honoring our Veterans in special military tribute events.
In 1975, at the age of 26, Jerry was given the wonderful opportunity to work in a film with cowboy legend, Roy Rogers. The film work with Roy caused him to move to Los Angeles where he worked for 9 years as a business manager and did small production projects through his company, Vision Productions. In Hollywood, Jerry represented many well-known child actors, and worked with shows like “Little House on The Prairie”. His work with actor/producer, Michael Landon, was another great “moment” in his Hollywood experience.
After nine years in Hollywood, Jerry moved to a quiet farming community in Washington State where he expected to finish out his work career with his Accounting firm; but his speaking and media work wasn’t quite meant to end that way. In 1997, his local radio station asked for listeners to submit on-air editorials. Jerry submitted his editorial, and after it aired one man remarked, “You sound a lot like Gomer Pyle”. But Jerry’s voice and message “rang out” that day to the station listeners, and his radio talk show career began.
He began producing patriotic holiday radio specials for his local station that became so popular he was invited by a national syndications company, Salem Radio Network, to go nationwide with his words of patriotism, self responsibility, God, and country. SRN represents more than 2,000 stations.
In September, 2009, Jerry moved back to his roots in Texas. In 2010, he met his wife, Kelly and they now reside in Hurst, Texas. Today, they are working through his programs and speeches and podcasts to spread his message of hope and responsibility across America. Jerry and Kelly are the founders of a 501c3 tax-exempt organization, “Saving The Nation”, which is providing home school studies to children, teaching them the principles and ideals that have made our America great.
Jerry and Kelly also try their best to spend a good amount of time traveling outside of the U.S. on various assignments. They believe that these foreign travels give them a “bigger and broader look” at our world to help them to better speak to our circumstances and solutions here in our America. In 2019, they were given two wonderful opportunities; they travelled to Israel for a better look at that nation from both a historical perspective and this present day. They also had the great opportunity to travel to Russia to spend time working with the students and teachers in one public school, both in the teaching of the English language, and the receiving firsthand some insights and knowledge from the people themselves there in Russia.
Jerry has been blessed with so many opportunities to share his thoughts and ideas of God and Country. Aside from his radio features and holiday specials, he has been given many great speaking opportunities. With all of his heart, Jerry wants to help us get back to what made our America great!