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Registration opens at 5:30 pm

Dinner begins at 6:30 pm


Sponsor a Table!

Sponsors help underwrite the cost of this event by making a donation of a specified amount - and we thank our sponsors by putting an ad in our program and acknowledging their sponsorship in other ways. We provide everything you need to fill your table, or we can do that for you. For more information on sponsorships, click here.

Host a Table!

Table Hosts are not required to make a donation of any specific amount to secure a table for the event. Table Hosts simply indicate that they would be willing to fill a table of ten, and we provide them with the invitations and other materials they need to fill a table at the event.


Meet Lee Strobel

Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, is a New York Times best-selling author of more than thirty books. He has been described in the Washington Post as “one of the evangelical community’s most popular apologists.”

            Lee was educated at the University of Missouri (Bachelor of Journalism degree) and Yale Law School (Master of Studies in Law degree). He was a journalist for fourteen years at The Chicago Tribune and other newspapers, winning Illinois’ highest honor for public service journalism from United Press International. He also led a team that won UPI’s top award for investigative reporting in Illinois.

            After probing the evidence for Jesus, Lee became a Christian in 1981. He subsequently became a teaching pastor at two of America’s most influential churches and hosted the national network TV program Faith Under Fire. In addition, he taught First Amendment law at Roosevelt University.

            In 2017, Lee’s spiritual journey was depicted in an award-winning motion picture, The Case for Christ, which showed in theaters across America and around the world. The movie is still on Netflix. Lee has won national awards for his books The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, and The Case for Grace. His latest book is The Case for Miracles. In all, his books have sold in excess of 14 million copies.

            The Christian Post named Lee one of the top seven evangelical leaders who made an impact in 2017. He serves as Teaching Pastor at Woodlands Church in Houston, Texas, regularly preaching to the congregation of 18,500 people.

            Lee and Leslie have been married for forty-six years. Their daughter, Alison, is a novelist, and their son, Kyle, is a professor of spiritual theology at the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University.

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