Friday October 9th, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 PM - Introduction
7:05 PM - 8:05 PM - The Case for Truth.
8:15 PM - 9:15 PM - The Cold-Case Reliability of the Gospels
Saturday, October 10th, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM - Cold-Case Difference between Artifacts and Evidence
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM - Question & Answer Session
11:00 AM - 12: 30 PM - Cold-Case Resurrection
* Suggested donation to attend the Conference is $25.00 per person. A free will offering will be taken.
Quest Ministries will host the Veritas Conference that seeks to equip people on Christian Apologetics and Worldview issues. This year we are pleased to have retired Police Officer and Detective J. Warner Wallace as our speaker. Wallace was a police officer for 25 years in Southern California. For the past 16 years, Wallace worked as a homicide detective and most recently he worked as a Cold-Case Homicide Detective. He retired from the police force in 2014. During his years as a homicide Cold-Case Detective he solved some notorious cases which allowed him and his cases to be featured on Dateline NBC, Court TV, and Fox News. For many years, he rejected all faith systems and saw himself as an atheist. At age 35, he began to explore the claims of Christianity after he heard a pastor's sermon while attending Church with his wife. For Jim, Jesus was a historical figure but the sermons presented a different picture of Him than what he imagined. This prompted him to explore more. He then purchased a $6.00 Bible which began his cold-case investigation of the scriptures.
As Wallace states; "I was an atheist for 35 years. I was passionate in my opposition to Christianity, and I enjoyed debating my Christian friends. I seldom found them to be prepared to defend what they believed. I became a Police Officer and eventually advanced to Detective. Along the way, I developed a healthy respect for the role of evidence in discerning truth, and my profession gave me ample opportunity to press into practice what I learned about the nature and power of evidence. Throughout all of this, I remained an "angry atheist", hostile to Christianity and largely dismissive of Christians.
But if I am honest with you, I'll have to admit that I never took the time to examine the evidence for the Christian Worldview without the bias and presupposition of naturalism. I never gave the case for Christianity a fair shake. When I finally examined the evidence fairly, I found it difficult to deny, especially if I hoped to retain my respect for the way evidence is utilized to determine truth. I found the evidence for Christianity to be convincing."
Books Authored by J. Warner Wallace
During this faith journey, Wallace applied the principles of a homicide detective to evaluate the claims contained in the Bible and is now a nationally recognized author and apologist. He aspires to educate people on how they can become Christian Case-Makers. He teaches people basic skills on using the investigative principles he used for 16 years as a police officer and detective to Christianity and Biblical claims. He is a widely sought after speaker across North America at Apologetic Conferences, J. Warner has written three books.
- Cold-Case Christianity, A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels. 2013, David C. Cook Publishers
- Alive, A Cold-Case Approach to the Resurrection, 2014, David C. Cook Publishers
- God's Crime Scene; A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe. 2015, David C. Cook Publishers
Location of Conference
Grace Church of Harmony
538 Main Street
Harmony, PA 16037
J. Warner Walace Biography
Jim Wallace is a native of California and raised in a "law enforcement" family. After High School J. Warner earned an undergraduate degree (CSULB) and then a masters degree (UCLA) both in Design and Architecture. Eventually, he moved over to police work and started in the Patrol Division, then a variety of assignments in Gang Detail, Street Narcotic (Metro Team) as well as Career Criminal Surveillance Team. Eventually he moved to become a homicide detective where he spent 21 years. His most recent assignment for several years has been to work as a Cold Case Homicide Detective. Some of his cases have been featured on Dateline NBC, Fox News and other television detective programs.
Spending his first 35 years as a vocal atheist, J. Warner became a believer after a long process of evaluation and exploration about Jesus and Christianity. Eventually he came to faith! After several years, he took on a leadership role working with the youth program at his local church. He also worked to earn his Masters Degree from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He started the ministry Cold Case Christianity to equip and empower people to become Christian Case Makers. He is passionate about equipping people with essential skills using evidential apologetics and applying cold case principles to communicating the faith!
Jim and his wife Suzie have four children and live in Southern California and have been married since 1979.
Quest Ministries & Grove City College
Quest Ministries has joined together in partnership with Grove City College to bring J. Warner Wallace to the Western Pennsylvania area. J.Warner Wallace will on campus October 8th and be speaking at a chapel service as well as a variety of campus venues. If you know of a student at Grove City be sure to encourage them to attend events on campus. For more information contact the Grove City College Campus Ministries.
J. Warner Wallace will also be featured live on the John & Kathy show on WORD-FM (101.7) on October 8th. We are planning to have him in studio to be on the show live at 4 PM for a segment. The John & Kathy Show is heard daily from 4-6 PM and have had J. Warner Wallace on several occasions over the past few years. This will be his first live appearance in studio in Pittsburgh.