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Several years before he came to Gardner-Webb University, Brian G. Chilton experienced doubt about his Christian beliefs. Before he could continue serving as a pastor, he had to prove the Bible’s reliability. “I left the ministry for seven years during which time I became fascinated with Christian apologetics,” shared the 2011 GWU alumnus. “My faith was greatly strengthened by studying the works of Josh McDowell, Lee Strobel, Gary Habermas, Ravi Zacharias, and William Lane Craig. In 2007, God called me back into the ministry in a vivid fashion by saving me from a horrible lightning storm. I knew God wasn’t quite finished with me yet.”

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Gardner-Webb University


Boiling Springs


Bellator Christi, Brian G. Chilton, Christian apologetics, Dr. Don Berry, Dr. Joe Collins, Dr. Kent Blevins, Dr. Perry Hildreth, Gardner-Webb Degree Completion Program, Gary Habermas, GWU Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy, Josh McDowell, Lee Strobel, professor emeritus Dr. Ron Williams, Ravi Zacharias, Warrior of Christ, William Lane Craig

Degree in Religious Studies and Philosophy Gave GWU Alumnus Foundation for Graduate School