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“Sherlock Holmes has nothing on J. Warner Wallace.” – Hank Hanegraaff, Bestselling author and president of the Christian Research Institute

Trying to figure out which Christian speaker you should book for your event? I understand how difficult it is to find the right person. As a detective, pastor and Christian Case Maker, I hope to communicate difficult concepts in a straightforward way and to teach people how to apply the rules of evidence as they examine the claims of Christianity. I’ve spoken at large and small events all over the country. I hope this page will help you get the information you need to make a wise choice for your event. I’m honored that you would consider me.  Should you decide to use me as a speaker, please contact Matt at (719) 955-9607 or email him to check my availability and speaking requirements.

Who Is J. Warner Wallace?
I’ve been speaking publicly for over 15 years, from small seminars to keynote appearances at major national events. My investigative work as a detective has been highlighted on local and national television programs like Dateline, Fox News and Court TV. In fact I’ve been on Dateline more than any other detective in the country. I also host a weekly television show on NRBTV and appear in God’s Not Dead 2.

I have an interest in the arts and attended California State University at Long Beach, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Design. I then earned a Master’s Degree in Architecture from UCLA. As a result, my presentations are designed to be powerfully visual in nature. I try to use my background as an artist to communicate difficult concepts in a captivating way.

I served as a police officer and detective for over 25 years. I worked as a Patrol Officer, served on a street level narcotics unit and SWAT, worked the Gang Detail and a career criminal surveillance team, and eventually became a Robbery / Homicide Detective. I have been investigating Cold-Case Homicides exclusively for many years. As a result, my presentations employ the techniques that I’ve learned as an investigator. I try to use my background as a detective to teach audiences about the nature and power of evidence.

I was a committed atheist until the age of thirty-five, but once I became a Christian, I quickly became interested in Christian theology. I entered seminary at Gateway Seminary and eventually earned a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies (I am presently an Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at Talbot School of Theology (Biola University) and Southern Evangelical Seminary). My presentations are rooted in the classic, orthodox truths of Scripture. I try to use my background as a pastor to encourage audiences about the reliability of the Bible and the evidence for God’s existence.

I’m also the author of Cold-Case Christianity (and the related booklet, ALIVE), God’s Crime Scene, Forensic Faith, and So the Next Generation Will Know. My wife, Susie, and I have also written three children’s books based on these adult best sellers: Cold-Case Christianity for Kids, God’s Crime Scene for Kids and Forensic Faith for Kids (learn more at

I try to create winsome and highly visual presentations. As a result, I think I’ve been able to effectively communicate with a wide variety of age groups across the country. I’ve been a keynote speaker in diverse settings, including regional and national conferences, college campuses and ministries, church sponsored seminars, high school and youth academies, youth groups, local church services, camps, retreats and special events. Here’s what people are saying about my work:

“There’s a lot of reasons J. Warner Wallace has become one of the most popular apologists in America.” – John Stonestreet, cohost of BreakPoint

“J. Warner Wallace is one of the most unique defenders of the Christian faith you will ever hear. His approach to searching for evidence for God as you would for clues at the scene of a crime is as brilliant as it is understandable.” – Rice Broocks, cofounder of Every Nation ministries, senior pastor of Bethel World Outreach Church, and author of God’s Not Dead

“I have seldom seen an approach to verifying the truth claims of the Christian faith that is more effective than the one taken by ‘God’s police detective,’ J. Warner Wallace.” – Dr. Richard Land, President, Southern Evangelical Seminary

“J. Warner Wallace challenges believers to both embrace and make a thoughtful and intellectually robust case for historic Christianity.” – Janet Mefferd, nationally syndicated Christian radio personality

“Few professions better prepare a person to follow the evidence than being a detective.  And few detectives are better prepared Christians to be apologists than J. Warner Wallace.” – Dr. Norm Geisler, Chancellor of Veritas Evangelical Seminary, and author of over 100 books

“Who better to learn apologetic strategies from than one who has spent decades in the trenches?” – Gary R. Habermas, Distinguished Research Professor & Chair, Philosophy Dept., Liberty University & Theological Seminary

“As a former atheist and a police officer, J Warner Wallace understands the importance of evidence — whether it’s the evidence needed to convict a criminal, or the evidence needed to change the heart of a skeptic.” – Andy Bannister, Christian Apologist at Ravi Zacharias Ministries

“J. Warner Wallace is one of the most thoughtful and winsome apologists for the Gospel I know.” – Rick Warren, Pastor of Saddleback Church

“Whether you are a Christian or a skeptic, J. Warner will challenge you to consider the evidence through fresh eyes.” – Sean McDowell, educator, speaker, and author

“J. Warner is a man who is in a unique position to investigate the claims of Christianity. He is quickly becoming my favorite apologist.” – Don Stewart, apologist, author, speaker, and radio host

“Detective J. Warner Wallace is as creative telling a story as he is solving a crime.” – Robert Dean, producer, Dateline NBC

“Around Dateline, we had a phrase to describe J. Warner Wallace: ‘The Evidence Whisperer.’” – Keith Morrison, news correspondent with Dateline NBC

“Today Americans are searching for truth. The most fundamental truth is the reality of a sovereign God and J. Warner Wallace is the most convincing apologist in US history.” – Lieutenant General William G. Boykin, retired United States Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, and Executive Vice President at the Family Research Council

What Topics Does J. Warner Teach?
I speak on a number of topics related to the evidence supporting the Bible’s reliability, the existence of God, and the orthodox claims of Christianity. My goal is to work with you to create an event that will encourage, train and prepare your attendees. You can either book me for a Forensic Faith Seminar, or for any of the following topics. Keep in mind that I’ve presented these topics in just about every format you can imagine, from short informal talks to multi-session keynote speeches:

Cold-Case Christianity – The Case for Truth
Making a case for objective truth claims and tolerance
(60 minutes – full media)

Cold-Case Christianity – The Cold-Case Reliability of the Gospels
Examining the eyewitness reliability of the Gospels
(90 minutes – full media)

Cold-Case Christianity – The Cold-Case Difference Between Artifacts and Evidence
Examining the textual variations of early Biblical manuscripts (utilizing a mock crime scene)
(90 minutes – full media and crime scene)

Cold-Case Christianity – Cold-Case Resurrection
Examining the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus
(90 minutes – full media)

Belief “That” vs. Belief “In”
Discovering the power of (and gaining confidence from) the Christian evidence
(60 minutes – object lesson)

God’s Crime Scene – The Cumulative Case for God’s Existence
Examining eight pieces of evidence in the universe that point to the existence of God
(90 minutes – full media)

God’s Crime Scene – The Cosmological Evidence
Examining the origin and fine-tuning of the universe as evidence of God’s existence
(60-90 minutes – full media)

God’s Crime Scene – The Biological Evidence
Examining the origin of life and the appearance of design in biology as evidence of God’s existence
(60-90 minutes – full media)

God’s Crime Scene – The Mental Evidence
Examining the existence of consciousness and free agency as evidence of God’s existence
(60-90 minutes – full media)

God’s Crime Scene – The Moral Evidence
Examining the existence of objective moral truth and the problem of evil as evidence of God’s existence
(60-90 minutes – full media)

Who’s Waiting For Your Kids?
Examining the cultural environment facing young Christians
(60-90 minutes – full media)

Forensic Faith – Why You Need to Respond to Your Duty as a Christian Case Maker
Examining the rich, robust evidential history of Christianity
(60-90 minutes – full media)

Forensic Faith – How You Can Train to Become a Christian Case Maker
Examining the process by which all of us can become better defenders of the faith
(60-90 minutes – full media)

Forensic Faith – How to Become a Good Biblical Investigator
Examining the methods employed by detectives to discover truth
(60-90 minutes – full media)

Forensic Faith – How to Communicate the Truth
Examining the techniques used by professional communicators
(60-90 minutes – full media)

What Can You Expect from J. Warner?
My foremost goal is to respond to the needs of your group while developing a long-lasting working relationship. Here’s what you can expect from me:

1. Prompt, professional replies to your phone and email inquiries.

2. A personal phone call with me prior to your event, so we can talk at length about your needs and desired goals. I want to know how I can serve you and your audience.

3. An announcement about your event on my blog and social media channels (if, of course, your event is open to the public and you want the visibility).

4. A customized resource page, provided to your attendees after the event. I will include links to FREE articles, Bible inserts, audio and video files related to the topic I covered at your event.

5. A quick follow-up communication after the event, to make sure I met your expectations (I also want to know how you think I can improve).

How Would We Promote An Event With J. Warner?
I’ve developed a number of materials to help you understand what I do and help you promote your event. The following press kits and promotional materials should be helpful:

Press Kits
This link will connect you to extensive color press kits explaining who I am as a speaker and author

This link will connect you to a variety of photographs you can use to promote your event

Promotional Videos
This link will connect you to promotional videos you can use in church services or on websites to promote your event

Content Videos
This link will connect you to extensive videos of my work in a variety of settings. While not for public use, they’ll give you an idea of who I am and what I do