What About Bob?

Bob brings a unique background to his defense of the Christian worldview. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Bob served as an aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps and became a tactical instructor pilot in one of the most unique airplanes in the world – the AV-8B Harrier. After 8 years in the Corps, Bob switched cockpits to pursue a career in commercial aviation. He now serves as a Captain for a major U.S. airline and has amassed over 16,000 hours of flight experience in 28 different types of aircraft. Along the way, Bob's intense interest in defending his convictions led him to complete a Masters Degree in Christian Apologetics (Highest Honors) at Biola University. His ministry is a testament to the fact that his love for God Almighty is only reinforced and complemented by his love for flying airplanes.

Bob's approach to ministry draws from all aspects of that background to combine clear-thinking, substantive reasoning, and lessons learned during his aviation career into a distinctive, upbeat, passionately delivered defense of the Christian worldview. He can speak, teach or lead discussions with your church, school or youth group by addressing topics as diverse as:

  • Christian Apologetics (General) 
  • Defense of the Pro-Life Position 
  • Arguments for the Existence of God
  • Truth, Goodness, and Beauty In A Postmodern Culture
  • "I Don't Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist" (a CrossExamined Presentation) 
  • The Truth Project 
  • Tactics For Defending the Faith 
  • The Biblical Creation Model
  • Scientific Apologetics
  • Reconciling Science & Faith
  • Biblical Reliability
  • Worldview Analysis & Training for Adult and High School audiences

Bob has been married to his high school sweetheart since 1985 and has five sons. He enjoys running, reading, teaching, and writing. Bob is a contributing writer for the Christian Research Journal and has been published in several national magazines. He still loves to fly and has spent much of his last 30 years on this planet looking down on it from above. Doing so offers him not only an incredible office view, but a unique perspective for his ministry, and an awestruck appreciation for his Creator.




  • M.A., Christian Apologetics (Highest Honors)
    • Biola University 2006
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering (Burke Scholar)
    • U.S. Naval Academy 1981



  • "Thinking About Science and Faith," Linworth Cottage Homeschool Co-op, Columbus, OH
  • "Making the Case For Life in Five Minutes or Less," Center Pointe Christian Church, Liberty Township, OH
  • Spiritual Life Emphasis Week (SLEW) Seminar Speaker, "Illuminating the Truth :: Preserving the Treasure," Cincinnati Christian Schools, Fairfield, OH
  • "Radio Interview: "The Objectivity of Beauty," Issues, Etc. with Todd Wilken
  • "Making the Case for Life," Liberty Heights Church, Liberty Township, OH
  • "Making the Case for Life," North Cincinnati Community Church, Mason, OH
  • Radio Interview: "The Moral Realism and Relativism of Breaking Bad," Issues, Etc. with Todd Wilken
  • "Defending Life On Hostile Turf," Newport Central Catholic High School, Newport, KY
  • "Defending Life On Hostile Turf," Youth for Life of Northeast Ohio, Massillon, OH
  • "Defending the Pro-Life View," Defending the Faith Conference, Mt. Airy Bible Church, Mt. Airy, MD
  • Radio Interview: "The Problem(s) With Personhood," Issues, Etc. with Todd Wilken
  • "Debate: Old Earth -vs- Young Earth Creationism," Cincinnati Christian High School with Tim Chaffey of Answers In Genesis
  • "Apologetics and Evangelism," Center Pointe Christian Church, Liberty Township, OH
  • "Apologetics 101," Center Pointe Christian Church, Liberty Township, OH
  • "Making The Case For Life," Hebron Baptist Church, Hebron, KY
  • "Defending the Faith," Worldview Training Seminar, Cincinnati Christian High School
  • "Making The Case For Life," Cincinnati Christian University
  • "Making Our Students Contenders," Teacher In-Service Training, Cincinnati Christian High School
  • Radio Interview: "Clear Thinking on Stem Cell Research," Issues, Etc. with Todd Wilken 
  • Radio Interview: "Margaret Sanger's Consequentialism," The Bible Answer Man with Hank Hanegraaff
  • "The Case Against Abortion," Kwang Sung Boys High School (2 Sessions), Seoul, Korea
  • "Thinking About Abortion and Stem Cell Research," Sam Nam Church, Cheongju, Korea
  • "The Case Against Abortion," Daesung Boys High School (3 Sessions), Daejon, Korea
  • "The Moral Case Against Abortion," KyungMin University Faculty, Uijeongbu, Korea
  • "The Case Against Abortion," Young Shin Girls High School, Seoul, Korea
  • "The Case Against Abortion," KyungMin University Students (2 Sessions), Uijeongbu, Korea 
  • "The Case Against Abortion," EUCON Christian High School, Goyang City, Korea
  • "The Case Against Abortion," International Christian School, Uijeongbu, Korea 
  • "The Ethics of Embryonic Stem Cell Research," Community Christian Church, Uijeongbu, Korea
  • "The Case Against Abortion," Myung Sung Church (English Service), Seoul, Korea 
  • Sunset Service Message, Troy Christian Chapel, Summer Camping Retreat
  • "Miracles & the Resurrection: Should We Believe?" University of Cincinnati, Navigators
  • "Responding to the New Atheists," University of Cincinnati, Navigators
  • "Origins & The Christian Worldview," Indiana Wesleyan University, West Chester, OH Campus
  • Advanced Biology Classes, Cincinnati Christian Schools
  • Radio Interview: "Coping with Miscarriage," The John & Stephanie Show, WORD FM 101.5 Pittsburgh, PA
  • Men’s Discipleship Group Guest Speaker, New Hanover United Methodist Church, Gilbertsville, PA
  • Men’s Ministry, Lakota Christian Church, West Chester, OH
  • Veterans Day Tribute Keynote Speaker, Mason Christian Village, Mason, OH

  • Evangelical Philosophical Society
  • Airline Pilots Association
  • Commercial Aviator: Major Airline Captain with more than 13,000 flight hours in 28 different aircraft types, both military and civilian
  • U.S. Marine Corps Aviator: AV-8B Harrier pilot and Tactical Flight Instructor
  • Marine Corps Officer: Logistical, Administrative, Personnel and Organizational Management leadership experience
  • Pilot Training Officer: Weapons & Tactics Instructor Pilot
  • Naval Air Test Center: Project Engineer
  • Alternate Selectee: U.S. Naval Test Pilot School

  • "The Impact of Women on Christian Church History"
    • A look at the sociological and ministerial impact of women that leads to a critique of feminist theology (May, 2006)
  • "Are You … Talking to Me?"
    • An analysis of historical context, audience, textual specifics, and cultural influences at play in an interpretation of Romans 7:7-25 (December, 2005)
  • "Through a Glass Darkly"
    • An analysis of the cultural impact of technology on Biblical Christianity (November, 2005)
  • "The Law and the New Testament"
    • A study of Old Testament concept of the law and its applicability to the modern Christian (May, 2005)
  • "Salvation History"
    • An historic synopsis of the Old Testament trajectory of salvation that led to Christ (March, 2005)
  • "Converging at the Edges: How Naturalist Scientific Theories Support the Case for Theism"
    • Dissecting Big Bang cosmology, the Multiple Universe Hypothesis and the Mind as a Computer in a quantum mechanical context to expose the theological implications of each (December, 2004)
  • "Marathon Man"
    • A call for 'engaged asceticism' in Christian discipleship training (November, 2004)
  • "Disinfecting the Lunchroom: A Response to Howard Van Till"
    • A philosophic and scientific rejoinder to Van Till’s objection to intelligent design theorists’ views regarding the formation of the bacterial flagellum (May, 2004)
  • "Misapplying Intelligent Design: A Bipartisan Inclination"
    • Addressing the misunderstandings of both creationists and naturalistic scientists regarding Intelligent Design (May, 2004)
  • "Location, Location and Location: Debunking The Copernican Principle"
    • A synopsis of the mythology surrounding the Copernican Principle and the false claim that it diminishes the ontological status and value of mankind (May, 2004)
  • "The Value of Information Theory to Natural Theology"
    • An application of specified complexity in information theory to the Design Argument for God (March, 2004)
  • "Growing the Kingdom"
    • An ecclesiastical challenge to reconnect the head and heart in the promotion of clear thinking Christianity (December, 2003)
  • "Untying the Akedah"
    • A study of the contrasting views of the binding of Abraham’s son (November, 2003)

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