Hugh Ross

President and Founder

Reasons to Believe emerged from my passion to research, develop, and proclaim compelling new reasons to believe in Jesus Christ as Creator, Lord, and Savior and to use these new reasons to help people put their trust in him. I am eager to equip Christians to engage in conversation with science-minded non-Christians, rather than to withdraw or go on the attack. With the help of my RTB colleagues, I’ve been working to develop a biblical creation model that is testable and predictive.

I especially enjoy integrating the content of the Bible—all 66 books—with the findings reported in multiple science journals. This process leads to fresh insight and application. The words of 1 Peter 3:15–16 express my core values and ministry goal: “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience.”

One of the approaches I’ve developed […] is a biblical creation model that is testable, falsifiable, and predictive.

Biography

Astrophysicist Hugh Ross is the founder and president of Reasons to Believe (RTB), an organization dedicated to demonstrating the compatibility of science and the Christian faith.

Intrigued by astronomy from childhood, Ross became the youngest-ever director of observations for Vancouver’s Royal Astronomical Society at age 16. He completed his BSc in physics at the University of British Columbia and MS and PhD in astronomy at the University of Toronto. For postdoctoral studies, the National Research Council of Canada sent him to the California Institute of Technology, where he researched galaxies and quasars. In 2012, Ross, together with Dr. Gerald Schroeder, received the Ide P. Trotter Prize presented by Texas A&M University in recognition of his work in demonstrating connections between science and religion.

While leading RTB and keeping a close eye on the scientific literature, Ross also remains on the pastoral team at Christ Church Sierra Madre. His writings include journal and magazine articles and numerous books—Weathering Climate Change, The Creator and the Cosmos, and Improbable Planet, among others. He has spoken on hundreds of university campuses as well as at conferences and churches around the world.

Ross lives in Southern California with his wife, Kathy.

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Biography

Astrophysicist Hugh Ross is the founder and president of Reasons to Believe (RTB), an organization dedicated to demonstrating the compatibility of science and the Christian faith.

Intrigued by astronomy from childhood, Ross became the youngest-ever director of observations for Vancouver’s Royal Astronomical Society at age 16. He completed his BSc in physics at the University of British Columbia and MS and PhD in astronomy at the University of Toronto. For postdoctoral studies, the National Research Council of Canada sent him to the California Institute of Technology, where he researched galaxies and quasars. In 2012, Ross, together with Dr. Gerald Schroeder, received the Ide P. Trotter Prize presented by Texas A&M University in recognition of his work in demonstrating connections between science and religion.

While leading RTB and keeping a close eye on the scientific literature, Ross also remains on the pastoral team at Christ Church Sierra Madre. His writings include journal and magazine articles and numerous books—Weathering Climate Change, The Creator and the Cosmos, and Improbable Planet, among others. He has spoken on hundreds of university campuses as well as at conferences and churches around the world.

Ross lives in Southern California with his wife, Kathy.

Upcoming Events

See events with Hugh Ross and the Reasons to Believe Scholar Team here.

Promotional Items

Download the latest photos of Hugh Ross. A variety of styles and poses are available to use for outreach event publicity or in conjunction with a media interview.

Photos

Video

View video clips taken from outreach events, Q&A sessions, and ministry resources.

Audio

Listen to audio clips originally recorded during outreach events, podcasts, and previous monthly partner messages.

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