Robert Jeffress's Bio:
Although believers regularly witness the fallout of the Enemyís assaults all around themóbroken marriages, wayward children, divided churches and inexplicable acts of violenceóDr. Robert Jeffress is convinced that most fail to connect the dots and understand the source of many of these conflicts. Thatís why he radically exposes this invisible source of the Christianís greatest struggles in his latest book, The Divine Defense.
As senior pastor of the 9,500-member First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, Texas, Dr. Jeffress is an unwavering believer and outspoken supporter of the essential truths proclaimed in the Bible. A few years ago, Dr. Jeffress spearheaded a movement in his community to remove from the public library shelves, two childrenís books that promoted the homosexual lifestyle. The resulting firestorm garnered nationwide press coverage from media outlets including the New York Times, the Associated Press, NBC television, ABC radio, Rush Limbaugh and PBS.
In 2006, Dr. Jeffress was honored as a local hero of the faith, by Vision Americaís distinguished ďDaniel Award,Ē for his steadfast commitment and boldness in proclaiming the uncompromising Word of God. His courageous, biblically based stance on abortion, homosexuality and the Christian faith is an inspiration not only to his church, but also to the hundreds of thousands of viewers who watch his weekly television program, Pathway to Victory. The program airs on more than 1,100 stations and cable systems in thirteen countries around the world. This fall, the Pathway to Victory radio program will also begin airing five days a week in major markets across the United States.
Dr. Jeffress has served as the senior pastor of FBC Wichita Falls since 1992. He is a graduate of Baylor University, Dallas Theological Seminary and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of fifteen books, including When Forgiveness Doesnít Make Sense, Hearing the Masterís Voice, The Solomon Secrets (2002 Gold Medallion Finalist), I Want More!, Hell? Yes! and Grace Gone Wild!
Dr. Jeffress and his wife Amy have two daughters, Julia and Dorothy.