Blogger Directory

We would like to introduce our great team of authors from various backgrounds who contribute to our blog.  Learn a little about each of our authors and click to view posts by a particular blogger.

Sheri Bell

Sheri is an award-winning author, writer, and development editor with the Josh McDowell Ministry. She loves the power of story. She’s also fond of yummy food, great conversation, the arts, and Jesus. She can be bribed with chocolate.

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Ben Bennett

Ben currently resides in Dallas, Texas and serves as an author, speaker, and evangelist supporting the health and restoration of men and women struggling with woundedness, habitual sin, and sexual brokenness.

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Guest Bloggers

Enjoy a variety of content from our guest bloggers.

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Jen Davis

Jen is a presentation specialist for Josh McDowell. Her favorite things include her husband, kids, and the outdoors. One of her favorite scriptures is Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your path.

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Austin Fruits

After graduating from Liberty University with a degree in psychology and counseling, Austin spent two years on the road with Josh McDowell as his personal assistant. Austin currently resides in California, pursuing a Masters in Theology at Talbot Seminary as he serves on staff at North Coast Church as a teaching pastor for youth. Austin is an associate communicator at the Josh McDowell Ministry.

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Christina Gordon

Part of the leadership team, Christina is the digital marketing manager at the Josh McDowell Ministry. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and kids on all sorts of adventures.

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Sean McDowell

Sean McDowell, Ph.D. is a speaker, author, and professor at Biola. He has written, co-written, or edited over 15 books on apologetics, intelligent design, ethics and youth ministry. Find him online at:

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Josh McDowell

Josh McDowell, founder of Josh McDowell Ministry, is passionate about “Serving others until the whole world hears about Jesus.” Blog content from Josh are based off various works and research he has done over the years.

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Sheryl McLellan

Sheryl was born and raised in Colombia, South America, where her parents served as missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Later, she and her husband Alex, moved to Scotland with their three kids. Sheryl has a BA in Bible/Theology, a teaching credential from UCLA, and has led children’s and women’s ministries. 

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Alex McLellan

Alex is an international speaker and author on staff with the Josh McDowell Ministry. Born in Scotland, Alex lives in San Diego with his family. He’s willing to wake up at 4am on Saturday mornings to watch UK soccer.

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Pilar Castillo Quintero

Pilar Castillo Quintero, a native of Colombia, obtained her BA in Science before moving to the US. A retired teacher, Pilar now dedicates her time to her family, her church, and to more deeply knowing God through her Spanish translation work for the Josh McDowell Ministry. Pilar also loves to travel.

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Ashley Reed

Ashley is a ministry partner representative with the Josh McDowell Ministry. She is passionate about creatively connecting others to God. She loves to write, lead worship, and travel internationally.

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Matthew Tingblad

Matthew moved to Southern California after interning as the personal assistant for Josh McDowell. Matthew is a communicator at Josh McDowell Ministry with a seminary education from Talbot School of Theology. He is passionate about evangelism, apologetics, and identity in Christ.

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Duane Zook

A blessed father and grandfather, Duane is CEO of the Josh McDowell Ministry. In his free time, Duane enjoys reading.

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