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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  • September 16, 2019

    John Whitcomb: September 16, 2019: */ The Jewish people have blessed the entire world! In fact, God’s covenant with Abraham...

  • September 09, 2019

    John Whitcomb: September 9, 2019: */ The Jewish people have blessed the entire world! In fact, God’s covenant with Abraham...

  • September 03, 2019

    John Whitcomb: September 3, 2019: */ Currently on “Encounter God’s Truth,” we are hearing Volume One of a series called “Acts:...

  • August 26, 2019

    John Whitcomb: August 26, 2019: */ Last time on “Encounter God’s Truth,” Dr. John Whitcomb showed us how the Apostle Peter,...

  • August 19, 2019

    John Whitcomb: August 19, 2019: */ Acts chapter 3 gives the account of a mighty miracle performed by the Apostle Peter, with...

  • August 12, 2019

    John Whitcomb: August 12, 2019: */ Acts chapter 2 offers us a “rare and precious glimpse” into the establishment of “The First...

  • August 05, 2019

    John Whitcomb: August 5, 2019: */ */ Acts chapter 2 offers us a “rare and precious glimpse” into the establishment of “The...

  • July 29, 2019

    John Whitcomb: July 29, 2019: */ God’s Word is true from the beginning to the end! When the Apostle Peter stood before the...

  • July 22, 2019

    John Whitcomb: July 22, 2019: */ God’s Word is true from the beginning to the end! When the Apostle Peter stood before the...

  • July 15, 2019

    John Whitcomb: July 15, 2019: */ With host Wayne Shepherd, we welcome you to this week’s edition of “Encounter God’s Truth”...

  • July 08, 2019

    John Whitcomb: July 8, 2019: */ What is the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and how does it differ from the filling of the Holy...

  • July 01, 2019

    John Whitcomb: July 1, 2019: */ We begin a new message called “The Miracles of Pentecost” this week on "Encounter God’s Truth"—...

  • June 24, 2019

    John Whitcomb: June 24, 2019: */ Christians all around the world are celebrating the day of Pentecost—the birthday of the...

  • June 10, 2019

    John Whitcomb: June 10, 2019: */ If you are a regular listener to "Encounter God’s Truth," you know that Dr. John Whitcomb is...

  • June 03, 2019

    John Whitcomb: June 3, 2019: */ If you are a regular listener to "Encounter God’s Truth," you know that Dr. John Whitcomb is...

  • May 28, 2019

    John Whitcomb: May 28, 2019: */ Welcome to a special patriotic edition of "Encounter God’s Truth." You know Dr. John Whitcomb...

  • May 20, 2019

    John Whitcomb: May 20, 2019: */ Bible scholar Dr. John Whitcomb concludes his study called “Steering Clear of Shipwreck”—this...

  • May 12, 2019

    John Whitcomb: May 13, 2019: */ “Every human being that’s ever walked this Earth has a God-created capacity to recognize what’s...

  • May 05, 2019

    John Whitcomb: May 6, 2019: */ We focus our attention on Christ as “Alpha and Omega” once again this week on “Encounter God’s...

  • April 29, 2019

    John Whitcomb: April 29, 2019: */ Author and Biblical scholar Dr. John Whitcomb offers words of hope and anticipation to help...

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