John is the new Executive Director
for Ratio Christi International
Intelligent Faith Conference
in Cedar Rapids, IA
by John Mark Stewart
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About John Stewart
John Stewart, is a lawyer, Christian apologist, author and award-winning radio personality, holding earned degrees in Biblical Studies (Biola University, B.A., 1975), Theological Studies (Talbot School of Theology, M.A., 1976), and Law (Western State University College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1984). He serves as the Executive Director of Ratio Christ International, a campus apologetics alliance.
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 three books, the best-seller Holy War (Fireside Pub.), God in the Chaos, Harvest House Pub.) and Text Messages from God (Xulon Press Pub.).
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, national news on CBS, NBC and 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 many 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, South Africa, Philippines, Indonesia and Uganda. John is a visiting lecturer at Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland, Oregon, Manna Bible Institute in Nairobi, Kenya, and Hindustan Bible Institute in Chennai, India.
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. 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 live in Southern California and Nevada.