David Noeble seems a quiet, even shy, man, upon first meeting him. He listens to you, rather than insisting on doing all the talking. I always find this a refreshing quality in a person, in an era of unabashed "Iism" and "meism". One meeting with him leaves you with the feeling you have been with a person who exhibits the true Christ-like spirit.
His lowly manner betrays a powerful drive to accomplish the considerable work God has given him to do in these troubled times. His dynamic activity rivals that of any minister today. His obvious love of God's Word, and, particularly the Prophetic Word, continues to produce an enormous volume of much needed work for these last days.
David A. Noebel, president of Summit Ministries, has been a college professor, college president and candidate for the U.S. Congress. He is an author, editor, public speaker, and ordained minister. He is recognized as an expert on worldview analysis and the decline of morality and spirituality in Western Civilization.
Summit Ministries, a Christian leadership training center was founded in 1962 and exists to train the next generation of Christian leaders to understand the times in which they live and know what they ought to do (I Chronicles 12:32).
Noebel also serves as editor of the ministry’s publication The Journal, a monthly review of the news. He travels worldwide lecturing in high schools, universities, and churches. He is a member of the Council for National Policy, the National Association of Scholars, the American Philosophical Association, and the Society of Christian Philosophers. Noebel is also listed in Who’s Who in Religion and Who’s Who in Christian Leadership.
Noebel has been a guest on numerous national radio and television programs, including The 700 Club, Focus on the Family, Truths that Transform, Point of View, Today’s Issues, the Moody Broadcasting Network, the AFA Network, and The Josh McDowell Program.
Noebel has authored numerous books, including Understanding the Times: The Religious Worldviews of Our Day and the Search for Truth, a landmark guide to understanding the ideas and forces that are shaping our times. From Biblical Christianity to Secular Humanism to Marxism/Leninism to the New Age movement, Understanding the Times provides Christians with a readable, comprehensive treatment of the most significant religious worldviews operating in Western Civilization. It is currently used, in either its unabridged or abridged formats, in over one thousand Christian high schools, churches and colleges. Noebel has also authored or co-authored numerous other books and articles, including Clergy in the Classroom: The Religion of Secular Humanism (with J.F. Baldwin and Kevin Bywater); The Marxist Minstrels; Communism, Hypnotism and the Beatles; Rhythm, Riots and Revolution; The Beatles: A Study in Drugs, Sex and Revolution; The Homosexual Revolution; The Legacy of John Lennon; The Slaughter of the Innocent; War, Peace and the Nuclear Freeze: A Balanced Christian View; AIDS: A Special Report and The Battle for Truth. Noebel’s most recent works: The New York Times Best Seller Mind Siege with Tim LaHaye released in January 2001, and The Battle for Truth released in January 2002.
Noebel was a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at the University of Wisconsin. He holds a B.A. from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and a M.A. from the University of Tulsa. David and his wife Alice, live in Manitou Springs, Colorado. They have two children and five grandchildren.
By: Terry James