Bob Just is an award-winning filmmaker, veteran talk-show host, community leader and the founder of “Birth-Day”. He is also a member of NCS Manhattan.
Bob served as Executive Vice President of Talk Radio Network and currently writes for American Thinker, WND and Fox News. He is also a guest commentator for The Dove Radio/TV where he discusses current events from a Christian perspective.
In 2012 Bob founded Birth-Day, a project of Concerned Families, which he launched originally in 1994 as a response to the Promise Keepers movement. The Birth-Day project reaches over 10,000 students every May 1st as Christians from many different churches come together to serve the youth – including those in prison – by celebrating everyone’s birthday on the same day with ice cream sundaes and lots of parental love. Birth-Day has launched in New York City, celebrating the 650 students of Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists. “I am sure that many of them felt seen for the first time in a long time,” wrote Principal Dawn Verhille in her letter of support. There are already plans to expand Birth-Day NYC and to that end, Bob serves as advisor to Young Life Manhattan, which has adopted the program.
In addition to his numerous film awards, Bob was one the few filmmakers chosen nationally to receive the coveted American Film Institute/Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Directing Internship at Universal Studios. Bob’s NYU thesis film opened the week-long 2013 Barcelona Film Festival, honoring previous winners.
During his years in Los Angeles, Bob’s Christian walk became his main passion, along with his growing interest in the political and cultural realm. Bob was hugely influenced in these areas by Dr. D. James Kennedy whose Coral Ridge Ministries later produced 2 documentary segments based on Bob’s columns, “Killer Culture: A Call to the Churches” and “Son of Divorce.” By then Bob was pursuing a career in Oregon as a talk show host, taking part also in charitable activities such as sitting on the board of the local Gospel Rescue Mission, later becoming chairman.
Bob’s “Christian community organizing” began with finding a way for concerned “community fathers” to work with law enforcement. But with the addition of Concerned Mothers (2004) and Concerned Youth (2006) it became what Bob calls a “Family in Community” movement, called by one Focus on the Family executive, “a new paradigm.” Concerned Families, a non-profit 501c3 group, has received both local and national recognition, including letters from Congress all the way to the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.
Bob attended Trinity School and Kenyon College, beginning his career teaching English and Drama. Bob then studied film at New York University Tisch School of the Arts, earning his MFA.
Bob lives in New York City where he was born and raised.