About Faith & Self Defense
Building Confidence Through Evidence
The idea for Faith and Self Defense began in 1971 when God saved atheist Mark McGee. Mark was a journalist and radio talk show host in a large metropolitan area. He was also a “faith bully.” While staying within the boundaries of professional journalism as a newsman, Mark expressed his atheism and disdain for people of faith on his daily talk show. (Read more about Mark’s Testimony that first appeared in Billy Graham’s Decision Magazine.)
Faith in Christ changed Mark’s life forever. He used his voice to defend the Faith against those who would argue that God did not exist and that Jesus did not die for the sins of the world. Mark studied Bible and Theology at Luther Rice University and Christian Apologetics at Biola University. (Read some of Mark’s recent Bible studies.) He is also Vice President of The Christian Apologetics Alliance and author of three books and 30 Ebooks.
Mark began studying martial arts in 1961 and used his skills as a martial arts instructor to help Christians learn how to defend themselves from other types of bullies in their lives. He has been teaching self defense since 1964 and began teaching from a Christian perspective in 1971. (Read more about Mark’s involvement in Christian self defense.)
The Faith and Self Defense website began in 2011 during the 40th anniversary of Mark’s life as a Christian and 50th year in martial arts.
Mark McGee is an award-winning investigative journalist who also managed investigative teams of reporters, photographers and producers. He was a state correspondent for two metropolitan newspapers, and managing editor, executive producer, and news director at several radio and television stations across the country. His professional memberships include Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and the Radio and Television News Directors Association (RTNDA).
If you would be interested in Mark McGee sharing his faith story and the importance of “faith defense” with your church, organization, or martial arts class, contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.