Meet Bob and Lois Gillespie

Bob first got started in apologetic ministry when he taught Bible, History, and Science for 24 years in Christians schools in the US, as well as on the mission field in West Africa. (Click HERE to read more about the time in Africa.) His goal was to teach his students that they could trust the whole Bible, and teach them to answer the skeptical questions that seem to make so many people stumble.

Upon leaving Africa, the Gillespies felt God’s calling to go into full time apologetic ministry. The Lord opened the door for Bob to become an associate speaker for Answers in Genesis for 8 years, speaking in camps, schools, and holding apologetics conferences in over 350 locations all over the US.

Today, Bob and Lois still travel together presenting apologetics conferences throughout the US. Bob’s greatest joy in speaking is seeing faces light up in the audience as they discover they don’t have to be intimidated by secular scientists or teachings that seem to make the Bible seem irrelevant. His passion is that everyone he speaks with sees they can trust the Word of God as an absolute, unwavering authority.

Bob's Experiences

Bob Gillespie

  • Over 35 years of ministry experience in a wide variety of settings
  • Speaker at over 500 Hope Confirming Apologetics Conferences. 
  • Contributing author to the very popular World Religions Book Vol. 2, Chapter 11 “Druidism”
  • Associate speaker for Answers in Genesis for almost 8 years
  • Camp Speaker at Camp Patmos, Skyview Ranch, Scioto Hills Christian Camp, Sacandaga Bible Camp, Bay Shore Camp, Hanging Rock Christian Assembly, Round Lake Christian Camp, Echo Grove Camp, Rock Lake Christian Assembly Camp, and Twin Lakes Camp
  • Visiting professor at Berea Baptist Bible School and Albany Bible Institute
  • Speaker at Bethany Bible Conference, General Baptist Mission and Ministry Summit, Grand Rapids Church Workers Conference,  2015 Apologetics Conference with Josh McDowell, Pennsylvania Year of the Bible Conference
  • Speaker at 2016 Family Life Conference with Life Matters in Togo, Africa
  • Keynote Speaker at 2017 Educations Convention at Grace Christian College in Quezon City, Philippines
  • Keynote Speaker at 2017 Educators’ Leadership Conference Int’l at Grace Christian College in Quezon City, PhilippinesGenera
  • Reasons for Hope blogger: see articles HERE