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Doug Batchelor : biography

March 9, 1957 –

Doug Batchelor (born March 9, 1957) is an evangelist and author of several books including The Richest Caveman. His primary ministry is Amazing Facts – a worldwide television and radio broadcast ministry based in Sacramento, California, United States. He also pastors the Sacramento Central Seventh-day Adventist Church. Batchelor is the son of the Florida aviation tycoon and philanthropist George Batchelor and the Hollywood film critic, actress and songwriter Ruth Batchelor., George Batchelor obituary, Accessed 2008-09-26, Ruth Batchelor Obituary, Accessed 2008-09-26 He spent his youth searching for the purpose of life, and, while living in a cave in southern California, he found a Bible that ultimately changed his life.


Batchelor is married to Karen Batchelor and has five living children. His hobbies include guitar, scuba diving, quad riding, racquetball and flying.

Media ministry

Doug Batchelor is the speaker of the weekly TV program Amazing Facts Presents which can be seen weekly on national cable networks. He is also the speaker on Bible Answers Live a one-hour paid radio program heard on Sirius/XM satellite radio nationally and over 300 radio stations around the world. Some of the stations include:

Radio stations

  • WMCA, NY
  • WMUZ, IL
  • KFIA, CA
  • WSFT, MI

Television stations

  • WGN
  • ABC Family
  • INSP
  • BET
  • WORD

As a pastor, Batchelor can also be seen when speaking at the Sacramento Seventh-day Adventist Church which is aired as Central Study Hour and Everlasting Gospel on TV locally and by satellite on 3ABN, Amazing Facts Television and Hope Channel.

Batchelor has appearances on many documentaries including God on My Side, Secrets of Revelation on the National Geographic Channel and other shows on the Discovery Channel.". Signs of the Times website (Australian version), November 2006