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Steven Garofalo


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Steven Garofalo is the founder of Reason for Truth and the National Apologetics Training Center located in Charlotte, NC (, Steven is a speaker, author and teacher on issues relating to Christian Apologetics. He authored the book "Right For You, But Not For Me-A Response To Moral Relativism" which was published in the fall of 2013. Steven is passionate about moral issues and seeing lives changed for Jesus Christ. A dynamic and engaging communicator who intersects between the heart and mind. He has over 10 years of experience speaking, teaching, and working with churches and students on apologetics and evangelism-speaking to hundreds of youth and adults at churches, conferences, and colleges across the country. He taught World Views/World Religions and Bible Doctrine from 2005-2006 at the Institute of Biblical Studies, a ministry of Southern Evangelical Seminary/Church. Steven is a regular speaker the National Conference on Christian Apologetics and served on the organizational board as well as an annual speaker at the SES sponsored National Conference on Spiritual Discernment ( for three years. Steven has been interviewed on radio and television-including "Point of View" with Kerby Anderson, has appeared on local Charlotte Cable television Channel 21 on various subjects, and is a regular contributor on iTalk Radio every other week.

He was ordained by Christian Family Life Church (part of Christian Family Life ministries) in Charlotte, NC on May 18, 2011 and has served as an Ambassador with the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) since 2004. Steven grew up in the Washington D.C. area where his father worked for the Department of the Navy in Washington D.C., just blocks from the U.S. Capital. Steven relocated to Charlotte, NC in 1999. He is married with three children and currently lives in the Charlotte, NC area. His vision is to equip a new generation to advance the truth of God through apologetics and evangelism. You can receive his Podcast called "Reason For Truth" at www.ApologeticsTraining under the Media tab.


I grew up in a Roman Catholic home with a very strong emphasis on God, family and moral values. I was given NT “Good News for Modern Man” by the Catholic Church and read it and sought the Lord before fully surrendering to the Lord at age 22 at a Bible study in Washington D.C. after graduating from college.


  • University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice-Supporting Sequence Government and Politics., (1988)
  • Southern Evangelical Seminary, Charlotte, NC, M.A.A. Emphasis on Islamic Studies, (2007)