DR. DAVID GEISLER


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Dr. David Geisler is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary (M.A. and Th.M.) and Southern Evangelical Seminary (Doc. of Ministries in Apologetics). He has been involved in Church and para-church ministry for over 25 years and is an internationally known speaker (North American, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and Africa).


David has ministered in 13 Asian countries alone when he lived in Singapore where his headquarters was from 2004-2011. During those seven years in Asia he trained over 300 bible and seminary students in practical apologetics, many who are now pastors and missionaries all over Asia. He is currently the co-founder and president of Norm Geisler International Ministries and adjunct professor at Southern Evangelical Seminary.


In 1994, he was hired by the graduate branch of

Campus Crusade For Christ to help develop a national

pilot program at U.T. Austin to reach skeptical graduate students.

What he discovered is that there is a real need for Christian ministries

to understand how to do process evangelism, especially with those more skeptically minded. As a result, in 2000 he started Meekness and Truth™ Ministries. In 2002 in cooperation with his team he developed a new

pre-evangelism paradigm called Conversational Pre-Evangelism that he has taught throughout the U.S. with college ministries, churches, seminaries, and mission organizations. In 2004 he felt called to Asia to equip Christians in the East in this new pre-evangelism paradigm. In 2009 he co-authored along with his father, Norman Geisler, Conversational Evangelism: Connecting with People to Share Jesus, published by Harvest House. Their book has been translated into Chinese, Korean, Bahasa Indonesian, Slovakian, Spanish and was republished in 2014. 


His evangelistic/apologetic training program has been

recommended by many national and international Christian leaders.

In July of 2011 he and his Chinese wife, Charlene and their three children relocated back to U.S. where David oversees NGIM’s global movement both in the East and the West. David feels especially called to play a part to expand his father’s (Dr. Norman Geisler) apologetic resources around the world and also extend his father’s legacy by cultivating greater hunger among lay people to desire greater apologetic training to meet the challenges of living in a post-Christian world.

Dan buttafuoco, Esq.


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Daniel Buttafuoco, founder of the Historical Bible Society, 

was forever transformed with the acquisition of his very first ancient Bible….the 1560 Geneva. In that moment, he committed to the task of preserving ancient Biblical texts & manuscripts for both study and reference.


Born in the 1950’s, 

Dan was brought up in a christian home

with a family filled with ministers and missionaries. 

His own path eventually led him to becoming one of the

most respected Personal Injury attorneys in the country. To date,

his firm has helped injured victims recover over $250 Million (with recordsettlements in the tri-state area), was voted BEST LAWYER five years in a row and received the prestigious SUPER LAWYER certificate (awarded to the country’s top 5% attorneys).


With a family history that was rooted deeply in

ministry and he, himself spending most of his life defending

people in a court room, it seemed only natural for Dan to pursue a Masters Degree in Theology. His once teacher now friend, Ravi Zacharias, inspired Dan to continue in his pursuit of helping others defend their faith and to truly understand why they believe, what they believe. To aid in this cause Dan founded several organizations and campaigns: Historical Bible Society, YCL Scholarship and The Five Reasons.


He is a regular guest on all the local radio networks, 

(WMCA, STAR 99.1, WLIX) as a legal authority, example of philanthropy and defender of the faith. Dan has toured the country with his traveling museum of preserved ancient Biblical texts & manuscripts with the mission of making the Word of God as accessible as possible to the people of God.

Dr. christopher yuan


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Dr. Christopher Yuan has taught the

Bible at Moody Bible Institute for over ten years

and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. He speaks at conferences, on college campuses, and in churches. He has co-authored with his mother their memoir (now in seven languages), Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope and he is also the author of Giving a Voice to the Voiceless


Christopher graduated from Moody Bible Institute

in 2005, Wheaton College Graduate School in 2007 with a Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis and received his doctorate of ministry in 2014 from Bethel Seminary. Dr. Yuan’s newest book is Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story. 

Brian Henson, M.a.


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Brian Henson is the director of

youth apologetics and evangelism for

Norm Geisler International Ministries (NGIM). 

Brian became a Christian his freshman year at East Carolina University where he majored in Religious Studies, History, and Anthropology (1999). As a young Christian, his faith was severely challenged at college and he began to doubt that Christianity was

true. The experience taught him the importance of defending his faith and he dedicated his life to studying and teaching apologetics. 


He received a MA in Biblical Archaeology from

Wheaton College (2001) and spent six months studying

at Jerusalem University College in Israel. He has a second MA in Christian Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary (2011) and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry in Apologetics at SES. Brian has been a high school Bible teacher since 2001, so he has a lot of experience in working with youth. 


He has taught Old Testament, New Testament,

Christian Theology, World Religions, Logic, Debate, and

Apologetics. He now lives in Matthews, NC with his wife Gabriela

and their three children. He currently teaches Bible at Charlotte

Christian School and speaks around the country to youth and parents through NGIM. His passion is to lead young people to Christ, to establish them in the faith with an unshakable foundation, and to train them to impact the culture for Christ.


Christian smith M.A.


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Christian Smith is the Director of Pastoral Ministries at

The Life Christian Church in New Jersey, which serves the

greater New York City Metropolitan Area while being noted for its intellectual and demographical diversity. Holding a B.A. from Wheaton College in Integrated Philosophy and Theology and an M.A. from Biola University in Christian Apologetics, Christian utilizes his academic experiences to defend and explain Christian belief and practice

to believers and skeptics alike through

Sunday teaching, original class content, 

and personal instruction.


At 26 years-old, he is interested in bringing

this Christian thinking to a new generation and cultural milieu. 

B.A., Integrated Philosophy and Theology with a Minor in Art, Wheaton College

M.A., Christian Apologetics, Biola University