About The Ankerbergs.
Dr. Ankerberg is a graduate of the University of Illinois—Chicago, and holds three advanced degrees, including a Master of Arts in Church History and Philosophy of Christian Thought and Master of Divinity (with honors) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Luther Rice Seminary. He has spoken at more than 78 American universities, numerous nationwide conferences, and worldwide at major events across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He and his wife Darlene live in Chattanooga, Tennessee and have one grown daughter, Michelle.
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.