The Evangelical Community's Most-Read Apologist
Lee Strobel Bio
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 forty
books and curricula that have sold fourteen million copies in total. He has been
described in the Washington Post as "one of the evangelical community's most
Lee currently serves as President of the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and
Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University.
He was educated at the University of Missouri (Bachelor of Journalism degree)
and Yale Law School (Master of Studies in Law degree). He was a journalist for
fourteen years at The Chicago Tribune and other newspapers, winning Illinois'
highest honors for investigative reporting and public service journalism from
United Press International.
After probing the evidence for Jesus for nearly two years, Lee became a
Christian in 1981. He subsequently became a teaching pastor at three of
America's largest churches and hosted the national network TV program Faith
Under Fire. In addition, he taught First Amendment law at Roosevelt University
and was Professor of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University.
In 2017, Lee's spiritual journey was depicted in an award-winning motion picture,
The Case for Christ, which showed in theaters around the world. The movie is
still on Netflix. Lee won national awards for his books The Case for Christ, The
Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, and The Case for Grace. His latest book
is The Case for Miracles.
Lee and Leslie have been married for forty-seven years. Their daughter, Alison,
is a novelist, and their son, Kyle, is a professor of spiritual theology at the Talbot
School of Theology at Biola University.