Benny & Marilou Proffitt


Benny Proffitt is the executive producer of the Dove Award nominated film I’m Not Ashamed. Many years ago God gave Benny a dream and a vision to reach the next generation for Christ. God used Benny’s 27 years of experience as a bi-vocational youth pastor and teacher to form a ministry that became First Priority of America, and is now First Priority Global. The vision of First Priority is “The Hope of Christ in Every Student.” Since 1985 when the first group of First Priority students formed in Irving, TX until today, Benny has poured his life into fulfilling this vision that God birthed in him. Since returning to Nashville in 1995 he has spoken and done training in over 1,000 cities in the U.S. and on four other continents. He has appeared on ABC, CNN, TBN and numerous other radio and TV talk shows and had a feature article in Time magazine. He is the author of Charting the Course – The First Priority of Parenting and has also authored books and training manuals that are being used all over the world to reach young people for Christ. Benny is a husband, father and grandfather. He and his wife Marilou have been married for 45 years and reside in Nashville, TN.