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John Stewart

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John Stewart

Executive Director

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John Stewart is the Executive Director of Ratio Christi International and 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.


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