Meet Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.

Jerry Newcombe, D. Min.

Dr. Jerry Newcombe serves as the executive director of the Providence Forum, founded by Dr. Peter Lillback, Providence Forum president emeritus. The two wrote the bestselling book, George Washington’s Sacred Fire (2006).

Jerry also serves as the senior producer and as an on-air host for Truth that Transforms, the flagship television broadcast of D. James Kennedy Ministries (DJKM). Jerry produces TV segments, co-produces television documentaries, and writes a weekly column for DJKM. His columns appear weekly at and often at,,, and other national outlets.

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 and how pastors and laypeople can pass on that 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, the best known being What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? (1994). With Dr. Peter Lillback, Jerry has also written The Blessings of Liberty (2020).

Dr. Newcombe’s love for history and keen interest in America’s Christian founding is also reflected in other books he has written, including: Answers from the Founding Fathers (2011); The Book That Made America: How the Bible Formed Our Nation (2009), which has now been translated into Chinese; American Amnesia (2018); A New Birth of Freedom; and with Dr. Mark Beliles, Doubting Thomas: The Religious Life and Legacy of Thomas Jefferson (2014). With Dr. David Gibbs, Jr. (founder of the Christian Law Association), Jerry co-authored One Nation Under God: Ten Things Every Christian Should Know About the Founding of America (2003).

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.

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