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John Stewart

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John Stewart is a lawyer, Christian apologist, author, and award-winning radio personality. He has earned degrees in Biblical Studies (Biola University, B.A.), Theological Studies (Talbot School of Theology, M.A.), and Law (Western State College of Law, Juris Doctor). John joined Ratio Christi in 2012 and served as Executive Director of Ratio Christi International before becoming the current Scholar in Residence for Ratio Christi. He is the co-founder of Intelligent Faith (, an international ministry for training Christian leaders.

John formerly co-hosted the nationally-syndicated radio program, The Bible Answerman, and hosted his own nationally-syndicated radio show, John Stewart Live. He also was the afternoon-drive radio host of John Stewart Live and Live from L.A. on KKLA-fm, and KBRT-am in Southern California.

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.
He is the author of five books, the best-seller Holy War (Fireside Pub.), God in the Chaos (Harvest House Pub.), Text Messages from God (Xulon Press Pub.), More Than a Prophet (Intelligent Faith Press Pub., 2017), and In Defense of the Gospels:  The Case for Reliability (Intelligent Faith Press Pub., 2018).

John has received many awards and recognitions, including an Angel Award for excellence in broadcasting, and was named “Pro-Life Broadcaster of the Year.” He was invited to be listed in “Who’s Who in Biblical Studies and Archaeology in the World,” and 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, CBS, NBC, ABC, and Good Morning America. John has been interviewed on radio across the United States as well as in New Zealand, Kenya, and Uganda. He has been mentioned in numerous books and publications, including Time Magazine, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.
John has spoken at colleges, universities, and law schools across America and around the world. He has also debated several times on college campuses, and has spoken at conferences and churches in America, Canada, Kenya, India, Nigeria, Israel, South Africa, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, Malaysia, Uganda, Spain, Burundi and Tanzania. John is a visiting scholar at Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland, Oregon,

John and his wife, Laurie, are allied attorneys with the Alliance Defending Freedom. He is on the Board of Directors for Camp Berachah Ministries in Auburn, Washington.