Lee Strobel was our guest speaker for our annual banquet and he was amazing. I can't say enough good things about Mr. Strobel. He was SO good to work with and brought such a funny and powerful message. He is the kind of speaker that incorporates YOUR message in his and that is a rare find. He seemed to care deeply about our success. EVERYONE loved him. I would highly recommend him. He is a true professional and a powerful speaker.
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 currently serves as Founding Director of the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University.
Lee has been described in the Washington Post as “one of the evangelical community’s most popular apologists.” 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 both 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 weekly 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 was on Netflix for three years. 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 books are The Case for Miracles and The Case for Heaven. A documentary based on The Case for Heaven was shown on movie theaters nationwide in 2022.
Lee and Leslie have been married for fifty years. Their daughter, Alison, is a novelist and homeschooling expert, and their son, Kyle, earned a doctorate in theology and is a professor of spiritual theology at the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University.
Featured Keynote Programs
The Case for Christ
Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Former atheist and Chicago Tribune journalist Lee Strobel takes an investigative look at the evidence from the fields of science, philosophy, and history.
In this revised and updated bestseller, The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools such as Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis, asking hard-hitting questions--and building a captivating case for Christ's divinity.
Strobel asks challenging questions like:
How reliable is the New Testament?
Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible?
Is Jesus who he said he was?
Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?
The Case for Life
Pro-Life Fundraising Events
The Critical Importance of Christian Education
Perfect for Christian School fundraising banquets.
Lee Strobel was amazing! We had many comments about how wonderful he was! He was funny, informative and even helped encourage giving! His message was pro-life and evangelical. We had one Table Host say that one of her guests came pro-choice. She left pro-life. That may say it all!
Lee delivered an amazing talk. I so appreciated how such an accomplished ministry leader and author did not come across pretentiously but was humble and genuine. He was spot on with his talk and especially with the emcee interview afterward.
Lee was a delight! His speech was compelling at the banquet as well as at the pastor's prayer breakfast. He was charming and engaged at the meet and greet. Our preliminary results are VERY good and have already far exceeded our goal. He was so easy to work with and by far my favorite guest to date. I will be highly recommending him to other centers.
Lee was AMAZING! Excellent talk! I highly recommend Lee Strobel as a speaker for Life!
Lee is the real deal and very warm and down to earth. Lee's content was spot on for pregnancy centers, with a very strong and positive ask at the end and a talk which tied in well with Gateway and our ministry. He is intuitive to the crowd and I believe they genuinely connected to him and vice versa. As far as fundraising banquets go, this has been our biggest attendance in recent years and our most successful financially.
Lee was thoughtful, thorough and engaging. He did a tremendous job leading the attendees in logical ways to believe in and present the gospel. Your attendees will not be disappointed and the gospel will advance as a result.
Amazing, awesome and every bit what we thought. We are so happy. He weaved our mission into his speech, which was great. A wonderful evening with a great man. I only have praise for him. We had no idea he would bring in so many people!
We were thrilled with having Lee Strobel as the keynote speaker for our Bibles for Beach Club Benefit Dinner. He not only came prepared to deliver a powerful message about his well known past but also took the time to become familiar with our organization and beautifully delivered the key message points which greatly helped us exceed our fundraising goals for the evening. In 11 years of ministry, it was our top fundraiser to date!
Lee was very personable and real! He did a great job of weaving our mission into his message. Our audience was inspired to give and were hungry for more!