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John Ankerberg

Author of The Facts on the Bible

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John Ankerberg's Bio:

John Ankerberg is the producer and host of the award-winning apologetics TV and radio program The John Ankerberg Show, which is broadcast in more than 185 countries. Founder and president of the Ankerberg Theological Research Institute, he has written 80 books with more than 2.5 million copies in print, including the bestselling Facts On apologetics series.

An experienced, sought-after speaker, Ankerberg has addressed mass audiences on more than 78 American college and university campuses. He has been interviewed on radio and television on five continents as an outstanding spokesman for the Christian faith, where he shares his conviction that Christianity can not only hold its ground in the arena of the world’s ideas, but that Christianity alone is fully true. Ankerberg is also a speaker for crusades in major cities of Africa, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean.

A highly versatile writer, Ankerberg’s many books include Middle East Meltdown, The Passion and the Empty Tomb, Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Creation vs. Evolution: What You Need to Know, Darwin’s Leap of Faith, and What Do Mormons Really Believe? His Facts On and Fast Facts series have covered a broad range of topics, including the reliability of the Bible, the Mormon Church, Islam, homosexuality, Halloween, the Masonic Lodge, defending the faith, and more.

An ordained Baptist minister and former pastor, Ankerberg has earned three degrees: a Master of Arts in church history and the philosophy of Christian thought, a Master of Divinity from Trinity International University, and a Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary.

Ankerberg is a member of the International Society of Christian Apologists and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Religious Broadcasters. He and his wife, Darlene, have one daughter, Michelle.

Dillon Burroughs is a research associate for the Ankerberg Theological Research Institute, where he cowrites materials for the international TV and radio program The John Ankerberg Show. He has authored or coauthored nine titles, including Middle East Meltdown, a recent CBD prophecy bestseller, Comparing Christianity with the Cults (Nimble Books), Comparing Christianity with World Religions (Nimble Books), The Jesus Family Tomb Controversy (Moody), and Misquotes in Misquoting Jesus (Nimble Books).

In addition to his own books, Burroughs’ edited books have sold more than 2 million copies. He has worked on projects with bestselling authors and personalities including Dr. Tim LaHaye, Dr. John MacArthur, Howard Hendricks, John Ankerberg, Michael Easley (president, Moody Bible Institute), and New York Times bestselling author Gary Chapman. Burroughs’ written and edited books have been mentioned by The New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Focus on the Family, Moody Radio, SRN News, and many other media outlets.

Burroughs has contributed more than 200 articles to publications including Christianity Today, Discipleship Journal, Group Magazine, Leadership Journal, and many other print and online publications. A popular media guest, he has been interviewed by NPR, Janet Parshall’s America,,, and Outreach magazine.

As a communicator, Burroughs has shared the platform with several diverse personalities, ranging from former Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson to musical artists such as Seventh Day Slumber, Michael Tait (of DC Talk), Petra, and Rachel Lampa. Over the past decade, he has spoken to more than 42,000 people in settings such as churches, schools, and juvenile centers.

Burroughs is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and lives in Tennessee with his wife, Deborah, and two children.

John Weldon has authored or coauthored more than 80 books. He has a Ph.D. in comparative religion and a D.Min. with emphasis in contemporary religious movements, as well as master’s degrees in divinity and Christian apologetics. With Dr. John Ankerberg, he has coauthored What Do Mormons Really Believe?, Fast Facts® on Islam, the “Facts On” Series of apologetic booklets, and others.