Pastor Doug Batchelor

Pastor Doug, Stephen, and NathanIt’s true … Pastor Doug Batchelor was once a teenager!

In fact, as the teenage son of a millionaire father and a hit-songwriting, Hollywood-connected mother, he had everything money could buy—everything but happiness. His search for fulfillment led him to drugs, fistfights, and suicidal fantasies. Lost and without a real future, a cave in the hills above Palm Springs became his home and food scavenged from garbage bins became his daily bread.

The happiness Doug wanted eluded him until the day he found and began reading a dust-covered Bible a fellow “searcher” had left in his cave. What’s happened since can only be described as a miracle!

Today, Pastor Doug is the president of Amazing Facts, a worldwide ministry taking the everlasting gospel to the entire world. He can be seen around the country on television on Amazing Facts Presents and Central Study Hour. He can also be heard each week hosting the live call-in radio program Bible Answers Live. He is the author of several books, including The Truth About Mary Magdalene, The Richest Caveman, and To See The King.

Imagine that: from rebellious drug user without hope to an energetic man of purpose and vision! What’s the secret? Find the answers during MIQ! You'll see that Pastor Doug has the unusual ability to communicate not only to churchgoers, but also the secular-minded and young people all around the world. His down-to-earth approach to Christian living has changed countless lives while effectively sharing Bible truth in a way anyone can understand.

Today, Doug Batchelor lives in Sacramento, California, with his wife Karen and has five children. He is also the senior pastor of Sacramento Central Church.


View Pastor Doug's Testimony:

The Richest Caveman - Pt. 1



The Richest Caveman - Pt. 2



The Richest Caveman - Pt. 3


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I made a promise to God that I was going to put aside movies and storybooks(two things which I loved most) if he would draw closer to me.Yet it is so difficult for me and I can't stop either. But Ecclesiastes 5:4 says When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed And so I feel like I am trapped and I always end up watching,first I started with cartoons because I told myself they donot count as movies and before I knew it I was back to movies. And whenever I go to the school library the book are so inviting I end up reading because these two are what I love. But to love anything more than God is sin what do I do?
Barima, 16
Is it a sin to want to be someone great and important when you grow? In terms of being a preacher, or doctor. Are these thoughts considered as pride, or lust for recognition? Thanks in Advance, Gershom
Gershom, 13
How do you keep your prayer life and your devotions from becoming monotonous, and ritualistic? I want to have good devotions in the morning, but when I pray about the same things, it just seems to become a ritual. What do I do?
Adriana, 15
I am a 16 year old boy and Ghanaian, however I live currently in the UK. I have struggled many years with sexual desires. I have even been in the entangling of masturbation before and through Christ I have overcome.However I still have flashes of the images of the nudity related movies,pictures.and even girls I have done immoral things with.And I don't know how to get these out. I have filtered what I watch,read,listen and play but to no avail,how do I stop these thoughts.Secondly how do I know when it is right to think of the opposite sex as more than a friend?
Barima, 16
If we have to go to church and stuff on sabbath how do we keep it and spend the rest of the time? do i read the bible all day until sunset or watch movies?soon im going to run out of things to do so its going to get quite boring and repetitive.
Viren, 16


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