about image


Alex McFarland

“I believe that Alex McFarland is going to become one of the great leaders in the church.  Nobody organizes apologetics and worldview conferences as well as Alex and his team.”


Charles Colson

“As a gifted apologist, Alex McFarland speaks clearly to both Christians and non-Christians. Alex is a clear communicator with a compassionate heart for evangelism.”


Nelson Searcy

As a Christian apologist, author, evangelist, religion and culture analyst, and advocate for biblical truth, Alex McFarland speaks worldwide. He has preached in over 2,200 churches throughout North America and numerous more internationally. He also speaks at Christian events, conferences, debates, and other venues to teach biblical truths and preach the gospel.

Alex co-hosts Exploring the Word on the American Family Radio network, airing daily on nearly 200 radio stations across the U.S. He is a frequent guest on Fox News, and has been interviewed by other media outlets including Fox and Friends, the Alan Colmes Show, The Strategy Room, Billy Graham’s Decision radio broadcast, Focus On The Family radio, NPR’s All Things Considered, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Chuck Colson’s Breakpoint broadcast, BBC, CBN, Bible Broadcast Network, La Vie (France), and news outlets including CBS, FOX, NBC, CSPAN, SRN, and the Associated Press (AP) wire service. He is a contributing writer in print and electronic media, including LA Times, Boston Herald, OK- Celebrity News Magazine, Christianity Today, Charisma, On Mission, Billy Graham’s Decision Magazine, and more.

Alex is the only evangelist to have preached in all 50 states in only 50 days. His “Tour Of Truth” crusade swept across America with 64 evangelistic services from which came many decisions to receive Jesus and by which many Christians were equipped and encouraged.

Alex was the third president of Southern Evangelical Seminary and College, located in Charlotte, NC, from 2001 to 2005, and under his leadership the school experienced unprecedented growth. Prior, Alex had served as Focus On The Family’s first Director of Teen Apologetics. Alex currently serves as Director of Biblical Worldview at Charis Bible College (since 2017). He is also the host of “The Alex McFarland Show,” which airs weekly on NRB TV.

Alex’s greatest passion is growing the Body of Christ and instructing Christians on how to stand strong in the face of ever-diminishing morals, ethics, and values. In the early 1990s, Alex pioneered the Truth for a New Generation Conference designed to equip teens and adults to know what they believe and defend their faith. The conferences continue to be held and feature well-known and respected speakers such as Josh McDowell, Lee Strobel, Eric Metaxas, Todd Starnes, Joni Eareckson Tada, Will Graham, and many others. 

For more information about Alex or to book him as a speaker, email

84233386 2917916571610281 5744114855380516864 n
72980108 2659517207450220 8312770018697805824 n
Richmond Panel

What People say About Alex

“I said, ‘Lord Jesus, when I grow up can I be like Alex McFarland?’ He said, ‘No, Josh, we only need one of him- because he’s going to do the work of 100.’”
Untitled 1 0008 josh mcdowell web

Josh McDowell

“I’ve grown to trust Alex as a smart, passionate, persuasive defender of Christianity.”
Lee Strobal

Lee Strobel

“God bless you, Alex, for shining the light on error, and for highlighting the truths of the Gospel. Bless you, for speaking so powerfully not only into the hearts of the new generation of Christ-followers but into our hearts as well.

Joni Eareskson Tada

“Alex, what a great work you are doing!  I believe in it so much; Keep up the great work.”


Dr. James Dobson

“Alex McFarland is one of the best speakers in the nation for helping teens take ownership of what they believe.”

Auburn Evening Star

“Alex McFarland is an expert on cults and world religions.”

CNN News

Join Our Email List!
Get a free e-book when you sign up.

Enter your email address to receive “My Relationship with God.”

"(Required)" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.