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John Stewart,the International Director for Ratio Christi, is a lawyer, Christian apologist, author and award-winning radio personality, holding earned degrees in Biblical Studies, Theological Studies, and Law. John formerly co-hosted the nationally-syndicated radio program “The Bible Answerman” with the late Walter Martin and hosted his own nationally-syndicated radio show, “John Stewart Live.” John served as Professor of Law and Apologetics at the Simon Greenleaf School of Law (now Trinity Law School) in Anaheim, California, where he was also Assistant Dean of the Law Program. He later served as Assistant Director of the Christian Research Institute in El Toro, California. He is the author of three books, and has received many awards and recognitions, including an Angel Award for excellence in broadcasting, and was named “Pro-Life Broadcaster of the Year.” John testified by invitation as a Protestant Theologian before President George H. W. Bush’s Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Military. He has appeared as a guest on local and national television and radio, including CNN, national news on CBS, NBC and ABC, MacNeil-Lehrer, Good Morning America, and the E! Channel. John has spoken at many colleges, universities and law schools, and has also debated several times on college campuses, and has spoken at numerous churches throughout America, Africa and Asia. John is a visiting lecturer at Manna Bible Institute in Nairobi, Kenya, and Hindustan Bible Institute in Chennai, India. John, along with his wife, Laurie, are allied attorneys with the Alliance Defending Freedom. John maintains a law practice in California with Laurie, who is also practicing law in Iowa. In October 2012 they relocated to Iowa where Laurie grew up. Their adult daughters still live in Southern California.

Education

Certificate, National Litigation Academy, Alliance Defense Fund, Naples, Florida, October 2005
J.D., Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, California, 1984
M.A. Theological Studies, Talbot School of Theology, La Mirada, California, 1976
B.A. Biblical Studies, Biola University, La Mirada, California, 1974
A.A., Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, California, 1973

Work Experience

Teaching

Visiting Professor, Manna Bible Institute, Ongata Rongai, Kenya, 2007 to present.
Visiting Professor, Hindustan Bible Institute, Chennai, India, January 2009.
Assistant Dean of the Law Program, Simon Greenleaf School of Law, Anaheim, California, 1985 to 1987.
Professor of Law & Apologetics, Simon Greenleaf School of Law, Anaheim, California, 1980 to 1994.
Visiting Lecturer, Calvary Chapel School of Ministry, Costa Mesa, California, 1980 to 1982.
Professor, American Christian Theological Seminary, Anaheim, California, 1976 to 1981.

Legal Experience

Law Office of Stewart & Stewart, Orange, California, Private Law Practice, October 2005 to present.
Partner. Civil Litigation, Business Law, Real Estate Law, Family Law, and Personal Injury.
Pacific Justice Institute, Sacramento, California, Affiliate Attorney, January 2009 to present.
Defense of religious freedom and civil liberties.
Alliance Defending Freedom, Scottsdale, Arizona, Allied Attorney, October 2005 to present.
Defense of religious freedom, traditional family values and sanctity of life.
Law Office of John Stewart, Orange, California, Private Law Practice, April 1993 to October 2005.
Solo law practice. Civil Litigation, Family Law, Personal Injury, Business Law, Real Estate Law.
Roper & Haggerty, Brea, California, Of Counsel, October 1990 to April 1993.
General civil litigation.

Involvement in Cases of Notoriety

Alpha Delta Chi v. Reed, U.S. District Court and 9th Circuit, 2010-2012, cert denied.
Perry v. Brown (Proposition 8), U.S. District Court, 2010
In Re Marriage Cases (California Supreme Court) 2008

Media: Radio Host and Co-Host

“John Stewart Live,” Host, nationally-syndicated radio, CBN radio network, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1993.
“John Stewart Live,” Host, nationally-syndicated radio, USA radio network, Dallas, Texas, 1992 to 1993.
“Live from L.A.,” Host, KKLA-fm, Los Angeles, California 1988 to 1992.
“The Bible Answer Man,” Co-Host, nationally-syndicated radio, El Toro, California, 1986 to 1988.
“Let’s Talk About the Bible,” Host, KBRT-am, Century City, California, 1985 to 1986.

Courses Taught

Apologetics (Manna Bible Institute)
Biblical Criticism and Authenticity (Simon Greenleaf School of Law)
Church History (Manna Bible Institute)
Contracts (Simon Greenleaf School of Law)
Epistle to the Romans (American Christian Theological Seminary)
Gospel of John (American Christian Theological Seminary)
History of the Bible (American Christian Theological Seminary)
Man, Sin and Salvation (American Christian Theological Seminary)
New Testament Introduction (Hindustan Bible Institute)
New Testament Survey I, the Gospels (American Christian Theological Seminary)
New Testament Survey II, Acts and the Epistles (American Christian Theological Seminary)
New Testament Textual Criticism (Calvary Chapel School of Ministry)
New Testament Textual Criticism (Hindustan Bible Institute)
Pastoral & General Epistles (Manna Bible Institute)
Romans (Manna Bible Institute)

Ministry

Ratio Christi, International Director, February 2013 to present.

Rolling Stone Ministries, Southern California, Founder, International Speaker, July 2007 to present.
“The Cutting Edge” weekly adult Bible class, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Orange, California, 2004 to present.
Senior Pastor, Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, Anaheim, California, 1982 to 1985.

Senior Pastor, Canyon Hills Christian Fellowship, Anaheim, California, 1975 to 1980.
Youth Director, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Fullerton, California, 1975.
Youth Director, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Placentia, California, 1975.
Youth Director, First Southern Baptist Church, Downey, California, 1973 to 1974.
Youth Director, First Southern Baptist Church, Lakeside, California, 1972.
Director, Thy Brothers’ House, Fullerton, California, 1971 to 1972.

Numerous seminars, conferences, speaking engagements, retreats, guest sermons

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