As a young man, Josh McDowell considered himself an agnostic. He truly believed that Christianity was worthless.
However, when challenged to intellectually examine the claims of Christianity, Josh discovered compelling, overwhelming
evidence for the reliability of the Christian faith. After trusting in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, Josh’s life
changed dramatically as he experienced the power of God’s love.
After his conversion, his plans for law school turned instead to plans to tell a doubting world about the truth of
Jesus Christ. After studying at Kellogg College, Josh completed his college degree at Wheaton College and then attended
Talbot Theological Seminary, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Master of Divinity degree.
In 1961, Josh joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ International. Not long after, he started the Josh
McDowell Ministry* to reach young people worldwide with the truth and love of Jesus.
Well known as an articulate speaker, Josh has addressed more than 25 million people, giving over 27,000 talks in
Since 1960, Josh has written or co-authored 145 books in over 100 languages including:
More Than a Carpenter — over 27 million copies distributed
New Evidence That Demands a Verdict — named one the twentieth century’s top 40 books and
one of the thirteen most influential books of the last 50 years on Christian thought by World Magazine.
To learn more about Josh and his ministry, visit Josh McDowell Ministry.
2017 Conference Topics
The Perfect Storm: Understanding Culture to Better Communicate Truth
Is Jesus for Real?
Discover the Evidence – Old Testament
Discover the Evidence – New Testament