Our host today is Kerby Anderson. It’s a brand-new show! In the first hour, he shares today’s top news stories. In the second hour, he welcomes two friends of Point of View. The first is Rev. Robert J. Pacienza and the second is Jerry Newcombe. Robert is the President and CEO of D. James Kennedy Ministries (DJKM). Jerry is the Senior Producer & On-Air Host of DJKM’s Truth that Transforms. They’ll join Kerby to share their new film, What If Jesus Had Never Been Born?
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Pastor Pacienza, who became a believer in Jesus Christ while a teenager at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, was later mentored by the late Dr. D. James Kennedy, the founding pastor of CRPC. He earned his Master of Divinity at Knox Theological Seminary and is now completing his doctorate in ministry at Westminster Theological Seminary. His philosophy of ministry as a pastor is best summed up in the vision statement at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church: “we exist to equip Gospel-centered, culture-shaping Christians.”
Robert is the author of the forthcoming book, The Hope Of The World: Christian Cultural Engagement in a Secular Age.
Pastor Pacienza and his wife, Jen, live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with their children, Preston and Lydia.
Jerry earned his B.A. in history with honors at Tulane University (1978), his M.A. with honors in communications at Wheaton Graduate School (1983), and his D. Min. (Doctorate of Ministry) from Knox Theological Seminary (2008). Dr. Newcombe wrote his thesis on the importance of America’s Christian heritage. He later developed his thesis into his book, The Book That Made America: How the Bible Formed Our Nation(2009).
For D. James Kennedy Ministries, Jerry has produced or co-produced more than 80 television documentaries dealing with a variety of issues from a Christian perspective. This includes programs on America’s Christian roots.
Jerry is the author or co-author of 33 books, some of which have now been translated into several different foreign languages. His books include 17 written with Dr. D. James Kennedy and one with Dr. Peter Lillback.Dr. Newcombe’s love for history and keen interest in America’s Christian founding is also reflected in other books he has written. And Jerry has appeared on numerous talk shows to discuss his books or specials. These include: Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher (ABC-TV), In the Market with Janet Parshall, The Eric Metaxas Show, and Point of View. He has also appeared on Moody Radio, TBN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel, and C-Span2’s “Book Notes.”
Jerry is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA), and serves as an assistant pastor at New Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Wilton Manors, FL. Jerry and his wife Kirsti from Norway have been happily married since June 28, 1980. They have two children and three grandchildren. The Newcombes reside in South Florida.
In our cynical age of unbridled slanders and attacks against the Christian faith, one powerful truth is undeniable. If Christ had never been born, this world would be far more miserable than it is. But most people don’t know it.