Leadership & Staff

Jason J. McGuire

Executive Director

Jason J. McGuire serves as the Executive Director of New York Families Action and its affiliated organization, New York Families Foundation. Mr. McGuire has been on staff with New York Families since 2007, and has been an integral part of the continued growth and impact of the organization since that time.

McGuire is a passionate defender of Christian principles like the sanctity of life, the sacredness of marriage, the centrality of religious freedom, and the need for a more just and merciful society, and he fervently believes that these principles can only be lived out if the hearts of men and women turn to God. A gifted and accomplished public speaker, Mr. McGuire preaches and teaches at churches and conferences across the state and the nation; also, he is frequently called upon by media outlets for his expertise regarding New York state government and public policy. His radio broadcasts can be heard on Christian stations throughout New York, and his e-mails inform tens of thousands of grassroots Christian activists. Both locally and nationally, Mr. McGuire is widely recognized as a key leader in the pro-life and pro-family movements.

While Jason has always been interested in government, it was during his teenage years that the Lord impressed upon him that the power to effect change was not in human government, but in the application of God’s Word (Is. 55:10-11). He surrendered his life to full-time Christian service and pursued training in biblical studies as a result.

Mr. McGuire attended Practical Bible Training School (now known as Davis College) in Johnson City, New York, and holds a Bachelor of Theology Degree from Andersonville Theological Seminary, Camilla, Georgia. Prior to his employment with New York Families, McGuire served as Pastor of the Ingleside Christian Church in Naples, New York. He and his wife, Lorenne, were married in 1996 and have been blessed with four children.

If you would like to schedule Mr. McGuire for your church service or civic meeting, please fill out our Speaker Request form.

Stephen P. Hayford, Esq.

Policy Director

Stephen P. Hayford, Esq. serves as Policy Director of New York Families Action and its affiliated organization, New York Families Foundation. Stephen is a Christian attorney with years of experience as a volunteer advocate and grassroots organizer in the pro-life and pro-family movements. Stephen obtained his B.A., summa cum laude, from Drew University in 1995, and received his law degree, cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2002. Before joining the staff of New York Families in January 2013, Stephen spent more than ten years at an Albany-area law firm, where he represented churches and nonprofit organizations with a specialty in real estate law. Stephen is an Allied Attorney of the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and has been named to ADF’s Honor Corps.

Governance

Board of Directors

New York Families Action is governed by a board of directors whose members are trusted Christian leaders that are committed to the vision and mission of the organization.