APOLOGIST. AUTHOR. SPEAKER.
Hi Friend. I'm Bobby.At this site, I wear multiple hats, those of husband, father, apologist, author, speaker and friend. Here, I hope to offer you credible answers to life's most curious questions, as I address everyday issues and how they relate to ancient, but all too relevant Scripture. Here’s a snapshot of my journey. In short, I grew up in the land of fruit and nuts. That’s right, you guessed it. California! I wish I could give you a list of all my great credentials growing up. Unfortunately, I can’t. I earned a summa cum laude in sin. If I had to give you a list of words to describe me before becoming a Christian it would look something like this: insecure, angry, confused, uneducated, promiscuous, boozer, addictive, foolish, rebellious, and a decent baseball player. Obviously, this is a recipe for disaster. While living in Southern California at the age of nineteen my college baseball teammate took me to hear an evangelist by the name of Greg Laurie. I resonated with Greg—a recovering pothead, laid back, and a blue jean wearing Bible teaching evangelist. His message resonated and soon afterward I was following Jesus. My Education. After becoming a Christian and getting my life cleaned up, I developed such a passion for God that I couldn’t imagine doing anything but full-time ministry. I hung up the cleats and headed off to Conway, Arkansas where I would eventually go to Bible College. During my time there I served as a staff evangelist and a teaching pastor. With a desire to be further equipped for ministry, I went to Dallas Theological Seminary where I earned my Masters of Theology. I also have a Doctorate of Ministry in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary and I’m currently wrapping up a Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham (England) in the Philosophy of Religion department where I’m studying under David Cheetham and Yujin Nagasawa. My Family. Since 1996, I’ve been married to my bride Heather, and together we have two children, Dawson and Haley, both empty nested. My wife and I enjoyed speaking on Family Life’s Weekend to Remember national speaking team for nearly ten years and serving as Lead Pastor of Life Fellowship (a church we started) for almost fifteen years at Life Fellowship Church in the suburbs of Charlotte, North Carolina. I now spend my time in Southern California teaching courses at Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta, while also working at The One Minute Apologist. My hobbies include: date nights with my bride, family time with my kids, traveling and reading lots of nerdy books!
I'm the One Minute Apologist
Do you ever find yourself asking bigger than life questions like, “Why do I exist? What is the purpose of life? Can I know God? If so, how? Are miracles possible?” And if God exists what’s with all the evil in the world? Do questions like these ever nag at you? If so, you’ve come to the right site. I too am a fellow wonderer who thinks about stuff like this. I’m the founder and host of the rapidly-growing ministry, The One-Minute Apologist, which is found on YouTube and on this website. Here I provide quick, credible answers to apologetic questions that resource people with a hunger to defend their Christian faith. These videos will often include interviews. I’ve had the privilege of interviewing some of the world’s most gifted Christian apologists. Among them are: William Lane Craig, Josh McDowell, Hank Hanegraaf, JP Moreland, Frank Turek, and many more.
I'm an Author
I’m the author of multiple books including Does God Exist?, Doubting Toward Faith, The Fi5th Gospel, Reckless Grace and Hell, Rob Bell and What Happens When People Die? These titles can be found on Amazon and other online bookstores. It is my hope that these books serve as a resource to further equip you on your faith journey.
I'm a Speaker
I’m a passionate conversationalist who loves seeing truth click for people through apologetic preaching/teaching. I love taking ancient truth and showing how it still relates today. My presentation style is integrative in that I use Scripture, philosophy, history, my own life experiences, culture, art, or whatever it takes to help people better know God. If you are interested in scheduling me to speak at a church event or conference or any other venue please check out our invite page for more information on how to make that possible.