Capstand Council for Policy and Ethics had its start in 2010 as a volunteer organization operating under the Crosswinds Foundation. It grew out of a recognition that:

(1) Americans were more and more being drawn together on the basis of our common heritage and experience, rather than poltical affiliation or party allegiance, and

(2) Goverment and the prevaling political system play a huge role in shaping our culture.

Under the leadership of Linwood Bragan, CapStand seeks to provide information and training to those who seek to reclaim the traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs and values which played a vital role in shaping the founding of our nation.

Staff Profiles

Linwood Bragan, Executive Director

Linwood brings a wealth of experience to his position at Crosswinds; particularly as he heads up our subsidiary - CapStand Council for Policy and Ethics. On the national level, that experience includes being an Attorney, who operated his own independent consulting service  based in Alexandria Virginia, and serving on Capitol Hill as the Counsel and Legislative Assistant to Congressman Todd Akin of Missouri's 2nd District. Linwood also  knows his way around State and local government. Prior to his work in Washington, he served as Assistant Attorney General - Associate Counsel for the Alabama State Banking Department and on Gov. Bob Riley's staff.

 Linwood began his political life in 1972. His campaign experience covers operations, finance, grassroots and management.  Twice he has been a candidate himself.  Since 1984 Mr. Bragan has been active with election integrity/ballot security efforts.

He has lectured in 20 states on political activism, finance, organization and elections from New England to the Rockies and the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast.

Mr. Bragan is a graduate of the University of Alabama, with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the College of Commerce and Business Administration; he obtained his law degree at Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in 1991.

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Bob Waldrep, President

Bob has been engaged in cultural apologetics, with an emphasis on new religious movements, since 1993. Through the years, he has observed and addressed cultural trends that have altered various elements of our society; especially, as pertains to matters of faith and spirituality. In early 2008, he founded the Crosswinds Foundation to be a resource for those individuals and organizations being impacted by new and different emerging cultural trends.

Bob has written numerous articles about cultural and spiritual trends; coauthored, The Truth Behind the Secret, (Harvest House); is a contributor to The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics (Harvest House) and The Complete Evangelism Guidebook, (Baker Books); and scripted the documentary, The Da Vinci Code Revealed. He has appeared as an expert commentator for print, radio, television and Internet media, locally, nationally and internationally; including appearances on: ABC's World News Tonight, ABC's Night Line, MSNBC with Brian Williams; CNN; NHK-TV, Tokyo; USA Today; Time, Newsweek, and Christianity Today.

Bob is a graduate of Jacksonville State University (B.S. in Secondary Education, emphasis in social studies and the arts) and Birmingham Theological Seminary (Masters in Religious Education).

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Ron Carter, Vice President

Ron has served in various leadership positions in the Church and public sector that have allowed him to gain a rather unique perspective of culture trends. His work with the Children's Aid Society, where he served as Program Coordinator and Out Reach Worker for the "Project Dads" program and, later, as the Principal and Executive Director of Restoration Academy (a private school serving the urban community) provided Ron insight into the dynamics that are shaping the youth culture and their parents and community leaders who work with them.

Since 2002, Ron has been a trainer for the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative, serving as the Director of Training and Resources. In this capacity he has spoken in conferences throughout the country providing training for students, youth workers, and leaders in the urban community.

Ron is a graduate of the University of Montevallo (B.S. in Social Science) and Covenant College (Masters of Education). He is currently working on completing the Masters of Divinity Degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Our Board of Directors

Tim Faulk, Chairman

Tim and his wife Yvonne are members of Shades Mountain Baptist Church. He is employed by IBM.





Del Allen, Secretary/Teasurer.

Del and his wife Elna are members at Huffman Baptist Church. He is employed by the Stewart Perry Company.





Eugene Cuevas

Eugene and his wife Jennifer are members of Springville Road Community Church. He is employed by the University of Alabama at Birmingham.






Tommy DeRamus

Tommy is an Account Executive with Means Advertsing.








Ralph Dewberry

Ralph and his wfie Anne, are members of the Church at Brook Hills. They are the owners of PrintsWell, Inc.








Schedule a Speaker

If your professional society, school, civic group, church, or other organization wants to better understand the impact of the cultural trends you face, our staff is available to assist you with a wide range of resources and services, including:

  • Consulting
  • Guest Speaker
  • Member and Leadership Training Seminars
  • Conferences
  • E-Letter Subscriptions

Contact Us

Our staff is available to provide more information about our program presentations and the excellent resources made available to you.

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 12143
Birmingham, AL 35202

Office Phone: 205-327-8303
Email: linwood@capstand.org

Physical/property address:

2323 2nd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203



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