Voddie T. Baucham, Jr.'s Bio:
Dr. Voddie Baucham, Jr. has been referred to as an “Evangelist to intellectuals.” He is one of the most sought-after preachers of his generation. His unique blend of sound biblical exposition, theological content, down-to-earth demeanor and engaging presence make it clear why this man is considered a modern day prophet.
However, that is only part of the story. He is also a pastor, church planter, author, (The Ever Loving Truth, Broadman/Holman, 2004; Family Driven Faith, Crossway, 2007) professor, husband, father and …chef. Born in Los Angeles California in 1969, Voddie was raised by his single, teen-aged mother after his father went off to pursue a career in professional football. Voddie was not raised in a Christian home. In fact, his mother was a practicing Buddhist. It was not until his freshman year in college that he actually heard, understood and responded to the saving message of Jesus Christ.
The summer between his sophomore and junior years was very busy. That summer, Voddie preached his first sermon, was licensed in the ministry, and married his wife, Bridget. He and Bridget met on January 21st, and were married June 30, 1989. They are the parents of four precious children, Jasmine (16), Trey (14), Elijah (2) and Asher (born January 30, 2007).
The Bauchams are a committed homeschool family. Voddie and Bridget both educate their children. They view education as an essential aspect of discipleship (Luke 6:40), and have seen firsthand the dangers of surrendering this crucial ground. They are both advocates and exponents of home education.
Dr. Baucham’s formal theological training began at Houston Baptist University where he earned BAs in Christianity and Sociology. From there he went on to earn degrees from Southwestern and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminaries, respectively, and has done additional post-graduate study at the University of Oxford, England. His academic disciplines include Evangelism/Missions and Apologetics. He has served as an adjunct professor at a number of colleges and seminaries, including the College of Biblical Studies (Houston), and Union University (Jackson, TN).
What is not as well known, however, is Dr. Baucham’s commitment to the local church. Far from a roving itinerant, he has served on numerous church staffs over the past 17 years. In fact, he has spent 16 of the last 17 years laboring in the local church. He has spent 9 years as a Pastor of Missions, 4 years as a Teaching Pastor, and currently serves as Pastor of Preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, TX.
Visit Voddie T.'s website at www.familydrivenfaith.com