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Pastor Doug Batchelor

Doug Batchelor

has experienced great extremes in his life. His long and winding journey from anti-social drug user to president of a worldwide ministry has helped shape him into an engaging speaker with whom audiences the world over can identify.

Today he is the senior pastor of Sacramento Central Church in California and the president of Amazing Facts. He hosts the weekly television program Amazing Facts Presents and the

Bible Answers

Live radio broadcast.

Click here for a schedule of when you can catch Pastor Doug on TV and radio.

As the teenage son of an aviation tycoon, young Doug could have had anything money could buy, yet he couldn’t find true peace and happiness. A troubled youth, he fought at school, entertained suicidal fantasies, and eventually ran away from home when he was just 15 years old.

Pastor Doug as a young manDisgusted with life and convinced it had no meaning, Doug was determined to experience life with reckless abandon. He turned to drugs, committed crimes, and spent time in jail, while also living on high adventure from stormy seas to blistering deserts. But years later, a remote cave high in the mountains above Palm Springs became his home. And even though his father owned a yacht, a jet, and a Rolls-Royce, Doug ended up scavenging for food in garbage bins.

The happiness Doug searched for continued to elude him for years—until the day he found a dust-covered

Bible

someone left in his cave. As he read, he believed in and accepted

Christ

as his

Savior

. Today, Pastor Doug Batchelor is an energetic speaker with an unusual ability to communicate not only to church-oriented people but also to those who aren’t religious. His spontaneous, lively humor and down-to-earth approach to living the Christian life engages and brings hope and meaning to hearts from every kind of background.

Doug and his wife Karen have five children. Currently living in Sacramento, his hobbies include guitar, scuba diving, and racquetball. Like his father, he is also an aviation enthusiast and pilot. His other books include Caveman Theology, Broken Chains, At Jesus’ Feet: The Gospel According to Mary Magdalene, and Who Do You Think You Are?

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