John Whitcomb

Dr. Whitcomb was born on June 22, 1924, in Washington, DC, to Col. & Mrs. John C. Whitcomb Sr. His early years (age 3 - 6 years) were spent in China. During high school he attended McCallie School in Chattanooga, TN. He spent one year at Princeton University before being drafted into the United States Army, where he served in Europe from 1944 until 1946. After the war he returned to Princeton and earned a degree in history. While at Princeton in February 1943, he came to know the Lord under the guidance of Dr. Donald B. Fullerton and the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship. Dr. Whitcomb entered Grace Theological Seminary as a student in 1948 where he earned a MDiv in 1951, ThM in 1953 and ThD in 1957. He joined the faculty at Grace Theological Seminary where he served as Professor of Theology and Old Testament, Director of Postgraduate Studies, and other positions from 1951 to 1990. 
 
Dr. Whitcomb is internationally known as an author and teacher. He is best known for his role as co-author with Henry Morris, PhD, of The Genesis Flood, published in 1961. The Genesis Flood is considered one of the most influential books of the 20th Century, and marks the beginning of the modern creation movement. In addition to The Genesis Flood, Dr. Whitcomb has published a number of books on science and the Bible, commentaries, and other works highlighted on his web site.

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  • January 06, 2014

    Dr. John Whitcomb: January 6, 2014: Holding Heaven's Perspective on Earth

  • December 30, 2013

    Dr. John Whitcomb: December 30, 2013: Noted author and Bible teacher Dr. John Whitcomb takes a look back at the well-known...

  • December 23, 2013

    Dr. John Whitcomb: December 23, 2013: An Astounding Voice: Micah 5:2-4; Revelation 12:1-17

  • December 16, 2013

    Dr. John Whitcomb: December 16, 2013: Today on “Encounter God’s Truth,” Dr. John Whitcomb takes us to the well-known prophecy of...

  • December 09, 2013

    Dr. John Whitcomb: December 9 2013: An Arresting Voice (Isaiah 7:1-16; Matthew 1:18-25)

  • December 02, 2013

    Dr. John Whitcomb: December 2 2013: Theologian Dr. John Whitcomb brings the final message in his series, “Viewing Christ in the...

  • November 25, 2013

    Dr. John Whitcomb: November 25, 2013: Today on "Encounter God’s Truth," Bible scholar Dr. John Whitcomb takes us back to the...

  • November 18, 2013

    Dr. John Whitcomb: November 18, 2013: Join us for a special edition of "Encounter God’s Truth." Host Wayne Shepherd and Bible...

  • November 11, 2013

    Dr. John Whitcomb: November 11, 2013: Bible teacher Dr. John Whitcomb begins a new series for this month of Thanksgiving this...

  • November 04, 2013

    Dr. John Whitcomb: November 4, 2013: God’s Word is true from the beginning to the end! A humble monk and priest named Martin...

  • October 28, 2013

    Dr. John Whitcomb: October 28, 2013: Bible teacher Dr. John Whitcomb concludes his series, “Creationism Classics,” on this week’s...

  • October 21, 2013

    Dr. John Whitcomb: October 21, 2013: The Tower of Babel (Part 1)

  • October 14, 2013

    Dr. John Whitcomb: October 14, 2013: The Genesis Flood (Part 3)

  • October 07, 2013

    Dr. John Whitcomb: October 7, 2013:

  • September 30, 2013

    Dr. John Whitcomb: September 30, 2013: The Genesis Flood (Part 1)

  • September 23, 2013

    Dr. John Whitcomb: September 23, 2013: The Five Worlds of History, Science and Prophecy (Part 1)

  • September 16, 2013

    Dr. John Whitcomb: September 16, 2013: Lessons from a Graveyard

  • September 09, 2013

    Dr. John Whitcomb: September 9, 2013: My Sheep Hear My Voice

  • August 23, 2013

    Dr. John Whitcomb: August 23, 2013: Two Spiritual Ancestries

  • February 17, 2013

    Dr. John Whitcomb: February 18, 2013: This week on “Encounter God’s Truth,” Old Testament scholar Dr. John Whitcomb teaches on...

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