Nate Kellum, Esq. Nate Kellum is Chief Counsel and Executive Director of the Center For Religious Expression, a non-profit 501(c)(3) Christian legal organization dedicated to the glory of God and the religious freedom of His people, based in Memphis, Tennessee. Previously, Nate served as Senior Counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund, and before that, he was Litigation Counsel for the American Family Association.
Nate has defended religious liberty in courtrooms all across the country for almost three decades, handling over 30 appeals before various federal appellate courts, and winning numerous landmark decisions, including Johnson v. Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, confirming the right to hand out Bibles in public park during a public festival, Boardley v. Dept. of Interior, striking down restrictions on the distribution of gospel tracts in national public parks, and Brown v. Polk County, upholding right of employee to live out his Christian faith in the government workplace.
Nate is a sought-after speaker and has appeared on numerous national television and radio shows, including Hannity, Heartland, Big Story, Fox and Friends, Michael Medvev show, and the Hugh Hewitt show. He has been frequently quoted in major print media, like Time magazine, National Review, Washington Post, New York Times, and USA Today. Nate has also written many op-eds and articles for various media outlets, including Townhall, American Thinker, One News Now, and is a regular contributor for the Christian Post. On behalf of Center for Religious Expression, Nate voices Truth Be Told, a daily radio spot playing on Christian radio stations.
Nate also serves as General Counsel to Life Choices, Inc., a pregnancy medical clinic located in Memphis.
Nate earned his J.D. from the University of Mississippi, graduating with honors in 1988. He is admitted to the bar in Tennessee, Mississippi, and numerous federal appellate courts. He resides in Memphis, Tennessee, with his wife, Lori, and their five children, Sarah Frances, Abbay, Wesley, Holland, and Anne Harper.