- Full Name Voddie Baucham
- Occupation Pastor, Author, University Dean
- Nationality American
- Birthplace California, USA
- Birth Date Mar 11, 1969
- Age 52 Years, 6 Months
"Social justice is not about the outworking of Biblical justice. ... Social justice is rooted in these ideas of equity, not equality. ... Equality is about equal opportunities. Equity is about equal outcomes."
Voddie Baucham | Biography 2021Baucham Co-Founded Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, Texas, in 2006
Voddie Baucham published his book, 'Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism's Looming Catastrophe,' in April 2021. He spoke out against the social justice movement and Critical Race Theory (CRT) in the book. CRT is an academic concept, which states racism is not only the by-product of individual bias and prejudice but also something rooted in legal systems and policies.
Voddie Baucham Jr. is an African-American pastor, educator, and author of the book 'Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism's Looming Catastrophe.'
Who is Voddie Baucham Jr.?
Born to a Buddhist mother, Voddie Baucham Jr. became Christian in 1987 during his college years. In 1992, he began his career as a Pastor of Missions. After serving as a Pastor at multiple churches for several years, he started giving lectures in churches, colleges, and universities. In 2006, he became a Pastor of Preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church that was co-founded by him. He then earned the post of Dean of Seminary at African Christian University in 2015. Baucham has also authored several books, including 'Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism's Looming Catastrophe' (2021), in which he wrote out against Critical Race Theory.
Voddie T. Baucham Jr. was born on 11 March 1969. He was raised by a single mother, Francis Baucham, in South Central Los Angeles, California.
Early Career Goal
Baucham, in his early years, dreamt of pursuing a career in the National Football League (NFL). He was a student-athlete and played football during his college years. His performance also earned him a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) scholarship to Rice University. But his course of life unexpectedly changed during his freshman year in college after learning the truths of the Gospel from a Campus Crusade for Christ leader, Steve Morgan. He then became Christian on 13 November 1987. He eventually did not like to pursue a career in the NFL. He also turned down his NCAA scholarship and transferred to Houston Baptist University to study Christianity.
In 1992, Baucham graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Christianity and Sociology from Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas. He then graduated with a Master of Divinity in 1996 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas. He also graduated with a Doctor of Ministry in Evangelism/Apologetics from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2002.
Baucham did an additional postgraduate in Comparative Theology from Regent's Park College at the University of Oxford, England. He also has a Doctor of Divinity degree from Southern California Seminary, El Cajon, California.
Baucham began his career as a Pastor of Missions in Cornerstone Baptist Church in January 1992 and served the church for a year. In 1993, he founded Voddie Baucham Ministries. The same year, he joined Brookhollow Baptist Church and served the church as an Associate Pastor/Pastor of Missions for two years. He then served Sugar Creek Baptist Church as a Pastor of Missions for three years. In January 1997, he joined the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas, serving as an Adjunct Professor for eight years. During that time, he also lectured at Sagemont Church for three years, from 1998 to 2001. Later, he served as an Adjunct Faculty/Visiting Lecturer at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, for a couple of years.
In 2006, Baucham co-founded Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, Texas, and served as Pastor of Preaching for more than nine months until June 2015. After few months, he became a Dean of Seminary at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, in September 2015. He later served the university as the Dean of Theology.
Area of Emphasis
Baucham is a Cultural Apologist. He teaches people to understand the importance of thinking and living biblically in every aspect of life.
Baucham has lent his voice and appeared in a couple of documentaries. In 2010, he narrated a biographical documentary titled George Washington Carver: An Uncommon Way, written by Ken Carpenter and co-directed by Carpenter and Mark Schlicher. He also lent his voice as a narrator in Ralph Strean's 2017 documentary Genesis: Paradise Lost. In 2019, he appeared in Brandon Kimber's documentary titled American Gospel: Christ Crucified. The following year, he appeared in the documentary, The Church: Pillar and Ground of the Truth, written by Barry Cooper and directed by Stephen McCaskell.
Baucham's first book titled 'The Ever-Loving Truth' was published in 2004. He then published 'Family Driven Faith' in 2007. Baucham was also a contributor to the book 'The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World' (2007), co-written by John Piper and Justin Taylor.
In 2009, Baucham published 'What He Must Be.' He then published 'Family Shepherds' in 2011. His next book, Joseph and the Gospel of Many Colors.' was published in 2013. Later, he published 'Expository Apologetics: Answering Objections with the Power of the Word' in 2015.
'Fault Line' and Critical Race Theory
In April 2021, Baucham published his new book, 'Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism's Looming Catastrophe.' He spoke out against the social justice movement and Critical Race Theory (CRT) in the book. CRT is an academic concept, which states racism is not only the by-product of individual bias and prejudice but also something rooted in legal systems and policies.
Denying the core idea of CRT, Baucham states that CRT ignored how it clashed with Christianity and said, "Critical race theory is at odds with Christianity because it takes the problem of racism out of the individual heart and puts it out there somewhere in systems and structures." He added, "Christ came to redeem us from our sin and our sin is in here, not out there."
Wife and Children
Baucham married Bridget in 1989. They have nine children, and all are homeschooled.