President, Christian Research Institute
Hank Hanegraaff serves as president and chairman of the board of the North Carolina–based Christian Research Institute. He is also host of the nationally syndicated Bible Answer Man radio broadcast, which is heard daily across the United States and Canada—and around the world via the Internet at equip.org.
Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading Christian authors and apologists, Hank is deeply committed to equipping Christians to be so familiar with truth that when counterfeits loom on the horizon, they recognize them instantaneously. Through his live call-in radio broadcast, Hank equips Christians to mine the Bible for all its wealth, answers questions on the basis of careful research and sound reasoning, and interviews today’s most significant leaders, apologists, and thinkers.
Hank is the author of more than twenty books, with more than a million copies in print. The Complete Bible Answer Book—Collector’s Edition, Revised and Updated, is a compendium of the most common, and the most difficult, questions regarding Christianity, culture, and cults that Hank has received over the past three decades. Answers to such questions as “How can Christians legitimize a God who orders the genocide of entire nations?” “Does the Bible promote slavery?” and “What happens to a person who dies without ever hearing of Jesus?”
Christianity in Crisis and Resurrection each won the Gold Medallion for Excellence in Christian Literature awarded by the Evangelical Christian Publisher’s Association (ECPA); Counterfeit Revival and The FACE That Demonstrates the Farce of Evolution each won ECPA’s Silver Medallion—the latter published in the condensed Fatal Flaws: What Evolutionists Don’t Want You to Know.
Other noteworthy volumes include The Prayer of Jesus, which rose to number one on the Christian Marketplace Bestseller list October 2002, while the DVD curriculum won a nationally recognized Angel Award for content and creativity. Through his ground-breaking The Apocalypse Code: What the Bible Really Teaches about the End Times and Why It Matters Today, as well as the thriller Fuse of Armageddon and historical fiction The Last Disciple Series, Hank exposes the dangers of both Christian and secular Zionism. In Has God Spoken? Hank provides memorable proofs of the Bible’s divine inspiration.
Additional works include The Legacy Study Bible, The Covering: God’s Plan to Protect You from Evil, The Creation Answer Book, and AfterLife: What You Need To Know about Heaven, the Hereafter and Near-Death Experiences. His newest book is the forthcoming M-U-S-L-I-M: What You Need to Know about the World’s Fastest Growing Religion.
He is a regular contributor to the award-winning Christian Research Journal and an articulate communicator on the pressing issues of our day, having spoken in leading churches, conferences, and on college campuses throughout the world (including such faraway institutions as the University of Tehran, Iran, and the University of Hong Kong).
Hank and his wife, Kathy, live in Charlotte, North Carolina, and are parents to twelve children.