BJ Rudge, Ph.D.

BJ Rudge, son of Bill and Karen Rudge, has been working as an executive assistant at the ministry center since 2000. His many ministry responsibilities include speaking at churches, schools, leadership and men's conferences and special outreaches as well as biblical research, apologetics, crisis intervention, writing books, blogs and articles for the newsletters and other publications, and producing radio broadcasts and cds.

BJ earned his Ph.D. in apologetics and philosophy in 2005 and also serves as an adjunct professor for several seminaries.

BJ was one of the youngest head coaches for any varsity sport in U.S. public schools. He was voted Referee of the Year, was nominated for Who’s Who among American Teachers and has received many other awards. BJ is girls’ varsity soccer coach at Hickory High School. He also runs soccer clinics and obstacle courses and trains individuals and groups.

BJ has a heart for the Lord and this ministry. A book about his life, Faith Through the Fire, is a powerful testimony of how God worked in his life in the midst of great adversity. It has touched the lives of many young people and adults.

BJ has been a great asset to the ministry. He and his wife, Tara, who supports him in all his ministry endeavors, have four precious children. 

In BJ's words, 

"I enjoy speaking, writing and talking to people from different countries. We reach a multitude of people from a wide variety of backgrounds. The vision of this ministry is unique, especially when considering the international outreaches to pastors, missionaries and military personnel. With the major issues facing people today, we have a very relevant ministry: reaching the world for Christ and encouraging believers to reach their maximum potential in Jesus."

Executive Assistant