Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, is a New York Times best-selling author of more than 40 books and curricula that have sold nearly 15 million copies. He has been described in the Washington Post as "one of the evangelical community's most popular apologists.” Lee is the Founding Director of the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics (LSC), and founding board member of Lee Strobel Ministries (LSM).
“For me, apologetics proved to be the turning point of my life and eternity. I’m thankful for the scholars who so passionately and effectively defend the truth of Christianity - and today my life’s goal is to do my part in helping others get answers to the questions that are blocking them in their spiritual journey toward Christ.”
- Lee Strobel moderated the weekly national network television program Faith Under Fire -- a debate show on religious and cultural issues -- for two years.
- Headlined at national and regional evangelism and apologetics conferences, including National Outreach Convention and National Apologetics Conference.
- Recently the teaching pastor at Woodlands Church, the 11th largest US congregation, with 18,500+ weekly attendees.
- Periodic guest on Focus on the Family, Bible Answer Man, Family Talk, and many other influential Christian radio and TV programs.
- Named by Christian Post as one of seven evangelical leaders who made an impact in 2017.
- Strobel's books and distinctive brand are perennial bestsellers with nearly 15 million copies sold in total and have been translated into dozens of languages around the globe.
- Recipient of Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School and taught First Amendment Law at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Former award-winning legal editor of the Chicago Tribune.
- Delivered commencement addresses at several universities, including Biola and Azusa Pacific, and spoke at Harvard Business School and other influential institutions.
- Served as Apologetics Fellow for The Centennial Institute, a conservative think tank at Colorado Christian University.
- Interviewed on such TV networks as ABC, NBC, CNN, Fox, Discovery, and PBS and written for Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.
- Governor James R. Thompson declared January 12, 1982 as "Lee Patrick Strobel Day" in the state of Illinois.
- Spoken on numerous national simulcasts on evangelism and apologetics topics that have gone out live to as many as 1,800 churches and other sites.
- Executive produced or been featured in six films, including three documentaries aired on national television.
- Helped raise millions of dollars as speaker at fund-raisers for numerous ministries, including American Bible Society and many pro-life organizations.
- A founding board member of Willow Creek Association, comprised of thousands of outreach-oriented churches from more than 100 different denominations.