Bill Rudge

Bill before knowing Jesus

Read Bill's testimony: The Taming of Godzilla

Overview and History of Bill Rudge and the Ministry

Education & Research

  • Graduated from Sharon High School (Pennsylvania, 1970)
  • B.A., Bible, Mount Vernon Bible College (1975)
  • Specialized training with Youth for Christ — Summer Institute of Youth Evangelism (1976)
  • Talbot Bibleland Studies, Talbot Theological Seminary (1999) – Three-week trip to investigate the archaeology and geography of Rome, Turkey, and Greece with biblical scholars and archaeologist
  • Nine research trips to the Holy Land and Middle East with specialized research in old city of Jerusalem and interviews/study in Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem (1983 - 2015)
  • Bates Method of Vision Re-Education (14 hours of clinic study and additional hours of outside practice) (1999)
  • Chaplain training with the American Red Cross in San Diego (2003 and 2005)
  • Optimum Health Institute Three Week Study Course (2005)
  • Get Healthy! / Stay Balanced Instructor’s Training (2006)
  • Health Minister training and accreditation with Hallelujah Acres (2006 - present)
  • Creative Health Institute (2007)
  • Doctorate-level course on apologetics with adjunct professor of California Biblical University and Seminary (2007)
  • Taking Care of Our Own (eight hour course for chaplains on preparing for line-of-duty deaths and serious injury) (2011)
  • Acute Traumatic Stress Management (eight hour course for chaplains) (2011)
  • Managing School Crises: From Theory to Application (14 hour course for chaplains) UMBC - An Honors University in Maryland, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (2013)
  • Grief Following Trauma (14 hour course for chaplains) UMBC - An Honors University in Maryland, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (2014)
  • Sharing Hope in Crisis (one day training for Billy Graham Rapid Response Team) (2015)
  • Ministry Security Regional Training (seven hour course) presented by Center for Personal Protection and Safety (2016)
  • Extensive research on cults, occult, Eastern mysticism, health and nutrition, biblical apologetics, messianic and end time prophecy, and contemporary issues by attending scores of lectures, seminars, and training programs, as well as significant personal study on these and other topics through hundreds of books, audio messages, and videos
  • Traveled throughout the U.S. and world investigating and interviewing devotees and leaders of various religious movements, health practitioners, and high ranking martial artists
  • Historical and archaeological research at the British Museum (London), the Louvre (Paris), Institute for Creation Research Museum (San Diego), and many other museums
  • Extensive training and experience in gymnastics, self-defense, exercise, nutrition, fasting, youth and family ministry, military ministry, crisis intervention, and various other aspects of missions and ministry     
  • Conducted independent studies of many biblical-related issues
  • Spent thousands of hours in Bible study, prayer, and fasting

Ministry Background & Experience

  • License to Preach from the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (1975)
  • Ordained by the Christian Church of North America (1982)
  • Ordained minister and chaplain with The Christian and Missionary Alliance (2005 - present)
  • Married to Karen since 1971; they raised two children (both are involved in ministry), took in many temporary foster children, and have eleven grandchildren
  • Founded and directed Teen Life and Kids Life — one of the most effective youth outreaches in the region (1977-1988)
  • Founded and directed Youth Development — a specialized program for troubled youth (1977-1988)
  • Received referrals for troubled youth from school administrators, police, children and youth services, courts, and probation departments (1977-1988)
  • Provided crisis intervention for families and individuals (1977 - present)
  • Coordinated a local and national referral network (1977-1988)
  • Founded and directed the Christian Martial Arts Association (1977-1981)
  • Founded and directed Research Division of Spiritual Counterfeits (1977-1988)
  • Coached youth soccer for YMCA (1986-1989)
  • Designed and coordinated specialized training and obstacle courses for groups across the U.S. and abroad as well as at the ministry center for children, teens, adults, athletic teams, youth groups, soldiers, sailors, recruits, and those preparing for mission trips (1986 - present)
  • Sponsored area-wide events involving thousands of youth and adults from different schools and church denominations (1977 - 1989)
  • Designed and coordinated innovative competitive events for youth and adults in school and church gymnasiums and open fields throughout the U.S. and abroad (1977 - present)
  • Self-defense instructor and did demonstrations in schools, churches, and detention centers (1971-present)
  • Taught exercise classes and clinics (1971-present)
  • Spoke at, or coordinated, over 100 high school, middle school, and elementary school assemblies in gyms and auditoriums (1979 - present)
  • Served as a consultant and mentor to youth leaders, pastors, missionaries, chaplains, military personnel, as well as provided biblical counsel to several organizations, churches, missions, and ministries (1987 - present)
  • Served as a volunteer chaplain for the American Red Cross during the Southern California Wildfires (2003)
  • Christian Tour Consultant for Maranatha Tours, Inc. (2015 - present)
  • Volunteer chaplain for Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (2015 - present)
  • Served as executive director of a growing multi-faceted ministry with over 30 full-time, part-time, volunteer, and freelance staff (1977 - present)
  • Founded and directed a growing international outreach organization (1987 - present)
  • Trained hundreds of staff — many of whom are now pastors, chaplains, youth ministers, missionaries, have started their own ministries, or serve in leadership positions in various churches, ministries, and organizations (1977 - present)
  • Member of Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals (2000)
  • Dramatized testimony on Unshackled aired worldwide on over 1,000 radio stations (2000)
  • Produced a weekly radio broadcast (1977 - present)
  • Interviewed, and a guest, on many radio and television programs in U.S. and other countries (1977 - present)
  • Short-term missionary to many countries (1987 - present)
  • Traveled throughout the U.S. and to more than 25 countries
  • Spoke over 2,500 times at churches, schools, colleges, seminaries, military bases, prisons, detention centers, hospitals, rallies, camps, retreats, banquets and conventions
  • Lectured at pastors’ and leadership conferences throughout the U.S. and abroad

Publications

  • Authored twelve books and numerous booklets, pamphlets, and tracts
  • Several of the books have been translated into other languages and published in various countries
  • Many articles and creative ideas have been published in various youth, Christian, and secular magazines and publications
  • Quoted by several authors and articles reproduced in various publications
  • A six-page article on the martial arts is in The Encyclopedia of New Age Beliefs
  • More than one and a half million copies of his books, E-books, booklets, pamphlets, tracts, and audio messages have been requested by tens of thousands of pastors, missionaries, prison and military chaplains, individuals, and organizations in over 100 countries