John began hosting debate style apologetics programming on KYFC, a Christian television station in Kansas City.
The John Ankerberg Show began airing on the Christian Broadcast Network, KYFC (Kansas City) and WCFC (Chicago). The Ankerberg family moved to Chattanooga, TN.
The John Ankerberg Show grew into a full-time job for John, leading him and his staff to rent ministry office space in Chattanooga, TN.
Banquets and TV productions were hosted around the country, including a large Apologetics Conference in Orlando, FL in 1991.
A ministry building was purchased, studio was built and the first John Ankerberg Show website was created.
The studio was expanded and additional offices were added.
With an expanding overseas presence, the Ankerberg family traveled to India for the ICMA’s Kingdom Media Conference. That trip paved the way for broadcasting in four languages across India.
The JA Show began partnering with Faith Comes By Hearing to send audio Bible devices worldwide.
Dr. Ankerberg shared the Word of God at Calvary Temple in Hyderabad, India. With over 180,000 members at its main campus alone, it is the fastest growing church in the world!
An adjacent property was purchased debt-free, remodeled, and now houses staff, expanding ministry headquarters with the new Global Communication Center. With this new building, and our state of the art set, The John Ankerberg Show staff continues to fulfill its central mission.
Tributes & Testimonials.
Dr. Erwin Lutzer is pastor emeritus of The Moody Church in Chicago, where he served for 35 years. He is an award-winning author of numerous books, including How You Can Be Sure You Will Spend Eternity with God, and is featured speaker on three radio programs heard on more than 700 stations across the United States and worldwide. Dr. Lutzer and his wife, Rebecca, live in the Chicago area and have three grown children and eight grandchildren.