Roland Warren

President and CEO

Roland and Yvette’s Story

When Roland and his wife Yvette started dating as students at Princeton University, they faced a choice that would come to define their relationship, their lives, and their calling. Watch Roland and Yvette’s story to see how life can triumph even in the most challenging situations.


A graduate of Princeton University and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Roland is an inspirational servant leader with a heart for Christ and a mind for business. After 20 years in the corporate world (with IBM, Pepsi, and Goldman Sachs), Roland spent 11 years as president of National Fatherhood Initiative before joining Care Net in 2012 as president and CEO.

His national media appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, CNN, C-SPAN, Dateline NBC, Fox News Channel, Family News in Focus, and Black Entertainment Television. He has been interviewed by major radio and newspaper outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, O Magazine, Ebony, Sports Illustrated, Christianity Today, Essence, The Tavis Smiley Show, and Janet Parshall’s America. He writes a column for called “Just Sayin’: Musings on Faith, Family, and Freedom,” and is the co-host of Care Net’s podcast, CareCast: Care Net on Family, Faith, and Life.

Roland is the author of two books: Bad Dads of the Bible: 8 Mistakes Every Good Dad Can Avoid, a fresh look at how some of the most revered men of the Bible made some major fathering mistakes that all dads can learn from; and Raising Sons of Promise: A Guide for Single Mothers of Boys, which draws on his life experience as a boy raised in a single-mother home to provide actionable advice and counsel for single mothers and those who seek to help them.  

Roland is married to Dr. Yvette Lopez-Warren and has two sons — Jamin, and Justin — and three grandchildren.


Raising Sons of Promise: A Guide for Single Mothers of Boys

Millions of single mothers find themselves in the difficult position of raising boys alone. Many of those boys are at risk of falling behind in school or repeating the patterns of their own absent or neglectful fathers. Single mothers, who are often the only parental influence on their sons, are critical to reversing this troubling trend. But how?

You might be wounded by the broken promises of your child’s father. But God offers a greater promise to you and your family. Roland Warren, himself the child of a single mother, invites single moms on a journey not only to heal their hearts but also to parent their boys to become healthy men, good husbands, and strong fathers. He offers guidance and wisdom to moms who want to raise sons who will make and keep their commitments.

Drawing from the Genesis story of Hagar and Ishmael, Warren shares insights and stories of how mothers can find healing and hope for their sons to become better men of character and action.

Order today on Amazon.

Bad Dads of the Bible: 8 Mistakes Every Good Dad Can Avoid

Some of the most noted, celebrated and godly men in the Bible made some very big mistakes when it came to raising their children. Roland calls these errors “bad dad” mistakes. Bad Dads of the Bible, Roland’s first book, examines these mistakes, brings them into a contemporary setting and gives today’s dads much needed advice on how to avoid them.

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Life Chats

Want to know what Roland thinks about the news of the day? Want to hear his perspective on the life issue? Then watch Life Chats! Each month, Roland will share his views in candid, insightful videos – Roland’s Life Chats.

 Watch all of Roland’s Life Chats here.

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