Doug Batchelor

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Doug Batchelor (March 9, 1957) is an evangelist and the author of several books including The Richest Caveman, the story of his early life and conversion to Christianity. His primary ministry is Amazing Facts, based in Roseville, California. He pastors the Granite Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church in Rocklin, California.[1]


Batchelor is the son of the Florida aviation tycoon and philanthropist George Batchelor and the Hollywood film critic, actress and songwriter Ruth Batchelor.[2][3] He spent his youth searching for the purpose of life, including exploring various religions; while living in a cave in southern California, which led to his discovery of a Bible.

He studied the Bible for years, and changed his personal lifestyle, and mainly from this, Batchelor believed that he could show links between ancient Bible prophecies and current world events. Consequently, Batchelor developed a strong Christian belief system; ultimately leading to his evangelist status.[4] Today, Pastor Doug Batchelor is considered to be an engaging speaker with an ability to communicate not only to church-oriented people but also to those who aren’t necessarily religious. His spontaneous, lively humor and down-to-earth approach to living the Christian life engages and brings hope and meaning to hearts from every kind of background. [5]

Batchelor is the speaker of the weekly TV programs Amazing Facts Presents and Everlasting Gospel, and is the primary speaker for Sabbath School Study Hour. These programs can be seen weekly on national cable networks and heard on more than 125 radio stations across the United States. He also can be seen and heard around the world on international satellite and cable stations. He also is the speaker on Bible Answers Live, a one-hour radio program heard around the world. As a pastor, Batchelor can be seen when speaking at the Granite Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church, which is aired as Sabbath School Study Hour and Everlasting Gospel on TV locally and by satellite on 3ABN, Amazing Facts Television, and Hope Channel.[no citations needed here]


Doug Batchelor is the author of many books, including:

  • The Richest Caveman: The Doug Batchelor Story[6][7]
  • To See the King[8]
  • How to Survive and Thrive in Church[9]
  • At Jesus' Feet: The Gospel According to Mary Magdalene[10]

See also



  1. Banks, Adele (4 December 2013). "Some Seventh-day Adventists forge ahead on women clergy". Washington Post. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  2. Published July 31 2002, George Batchelor obituary, Accessed 2008-09-26
  3. The New York Times, July 29, 1992, Ruth Batchelor Obituary, Accessed 2008-09-26
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  5. Amazing Facts Inc
  6. Batchelor, Doug (1990). The Doug Batchelor Story : From Caveman to Christian. Nampa, ID: Pacific Press Publishing Association. p. 128. ISBN 0-8163-0876-4. 
  7. Batchelor, Doug (1991). The Richest Caveman - The Doug Batchelor Story. Sacramento, CA: Mountain Ministry. p. 128. ISBN 0-8163-0876-4. 
  8. Batchelor, Doug (1991). To See the King. Sacramento, CA: Mountain Ministry. p. 94. 
  9. Batchelor, Doug (1998). How to Survive and Thrive in Church. 
  10. Batchelor, Doug (December 2000). At Jesus' Feet - The Gospel According to Mary Magdalene. Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald Publishing Association. p. 186. ISBN 0-8280-1591-0. 

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