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 broadcast as well as the Hank Unplugged podcast.
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 and answers questions on the basis of careful research and sound reasoning. And through the Hank Unplugged podcast, he interviews today’s most significant Christian leaders, apologists, and thinkers.
Hank is the author of more than twenty books, with more than a million copies in print. 2019 saw the release of his magnum opus Truth Matters, Life Matters More: The Unexpected Beauty of an Authentic Christian Life. For the greater part of his life and ministry, Hank’s clarion call was to communicate Christian truth — because truth matters! The discovery that truth matters but life matters more has cultivated in him a deep commitment to communicating why life matters more and how the life that matters more can be experienced today — now — in intimate union with the Triadic One.
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, AfterLife: What You Need To Know about Heaven, the Hereafter and Near-Death Experiences. and 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, are parents to twelve children, and are recent converts to Orthodoxy. For more information regarding Hank’s conversion please see, “Have I “Left the Christian Faith”?“, Questions and Answers about Orthodoxy, “Does the Bible Answer Man’s Son Believe That He Has “Left the Christian Faith”?“, Hank Unplugged Podcast Journey through Cancer and Eastern Orthodoxy Hank’s Conversation with David Hanegraaff, Part One and Truth Matters, Life Matters More Hank’s Conversation with David Hanegraaff, Part Two.