Celebrating 40 years

Staff Picks.

Some members of our staff selected their favorite series produced by The John Ankerberg Show over the last 40 years. See which of our 247 series our staff has selected as their favorite.

Staff Picks.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

The Case for Jesus the Messiah

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"Dr. Kaiser is an extremely humble and down to earth person.  He is also extremely intelligent and has a love for the Word of God that shows through in a big time way when he talks about Christ.  I truly enjoy just listening to Dr. Kaiser speak.  He brings it down to the layperson's level even though he is such an intelligent man.  He has also participated in another series on Jesus the Messiah which is equally awesome."

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

Interview with Dr. Walter Martin on Cults

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"Dr. Martin actually came in to do a different topic, but the other guest cancelled at the last minute. So, Dr. Ankerberg got Dr. Martin on set and just started firing questions at him. Dr. Martin answered--on what a whole slew of different cults and religions believe about God, Jesus, salvation and other topics--completely from memory...One of my favorite guests for sure."

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

The Secular Attack on Christianity

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"This series stands out for me because of the gentle yet firm way Dr. Geisler responded to Dr. Kurtz’ attacks on Christianity."

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What Did Christians Believe Within the First 24 Months of the Resurrection?

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“My favorite series so far is our recent series with Dr. Gary Habermas, entitled What Did Christians Believe Within the First 24 Months of the Resurrection? What I appreciate is how Dr. Habermas traces the teaching about the deity of Jesus all the way back to the cross.”

A Conversation with Dr. Ankerberg.

Listen below to Dr. Ankerberg talk with Dr. Michael Easley about his career in evangelical ministry and how he is actively assisting efforts to have the Bible translated into every language on the planet.

Our Story.

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The biggest turning point in John Ankerberg's life happened while he was still in high school. His family moved at that time, changing houses and also schools. A few weeks before school started, he was at a teen summer camp and heard a message asking 'will you be a witness for Christ?' He remembers sitting in an empty baseball diamond wrestling with God over this question, because he knew that for him that meant bringing his Bible with him to his new school and being vocal about his faith. It wasn't an easy decision, or one he made lightly, but Dr. Ankerberg says, "God won that fight... and that was a turning point, basically for my whole ministry." Bringing a Bible to school meant that kids asked questions, and those questions needed answers. His standard response was, "I don't know the answer to that, but let me find out and get back to you." These types of conversations with classmates prepared him for leading student ministries with his peers, then later doing college outreach, and speaking at evangelical crusades domestically and internationally.

1978-79

John began hosting debate style apologetics programming on KYFC, a Christian television station in Kansas City.

1980

The John Ankerberg Show began airing on the Christian Broadcast Network, KYFC (Kansas City) and WCFC (Chicago). The Ankerberg family moved to Chattanooga, TN.

1982

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.

1991

Banquets and TV productions were hosted around the country, including a large Apologetics Conference in Orlando, FL in 1991.

1996-97

A ministry building was purchased, studio was built and the first John Ankerberg Show website was created.

2001

The studio was expanded and additional offices were added.

2008

John and a team traveled to Israel for three weeks to film on-site programs with Dr. Jimmy DeYoung.

2014

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.

2016

The JA Show began partnering with Faith Comes By Hearing to send audio Bible devices worldwide.

Follow Me Courseware

2016-17

Our free online discipleship course was filmed and developed, which has since been translated into 10 languages.

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2017

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! 

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2019-20

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.

2020 - Future

Our next prayer is that God would help us reach over  5 million people through audio Bible listening groups. Imagine a city of people the size of Houston or Atlanta all listening to the Word of God! What would it look like to see over 2.5 million new believers through our ministry together?

This movement has grown far beyond our original plans and has become a work of God touching lives in more than 110 nations. You can serve as a missionary right where you are today through your prayers and gifts to the unreached.

As we near our year-end focus on bringing the gospel to every person, would you join me in praying for those who will hear these messages? Ask God to raise up new missionaries along with us to make disciples of all nations.

Tributes & Testimonials.

“Thank you very much for the work you're doing of [helping] the world know the difference between Christianity and Islam. Thank you also for the App. It’s true the god of Islam is totally different from our Almighty GOD. Here is where we can understand the difference between light and darkness. Thank you for the good job you are doing."

Emmanuel

"Thanks a lot sir, for inspiring me to be closer with God. The words written to me are helpful for spiritual growth. For 2 days I [have been listening to] audio Bible, even in my working hours, in Telugu language. Listened some chapters from book Revelations and Proverbs. In this, I found God's warning and God's caring on me to escape from sin. Thank you sir."

Sreemuruva

"Thank you so much for your emails. You have given me extra knowledge to boost my faith in Jesus. Thank you once again."

Jackson

Janet Parshall is the host of a nationally syndicated program by Moody Radio. Broadcasting from the nation’s capital for over fifteen years, Janet has become one of the most respected voices in Christian talk radio. She has received much recognition for her work, including the 2008 National Religious Broadcasters’ On-Air Personality of the Year award. Janet and her husband, Craig, have co-authored several books.

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.

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