Robert M. Bowman Jr. is the president and resident scholar of Faith Thinkers. He is an evangelical Christian apologist, biblical scholar, author, editor, and lecturer. From 2008 through 2018 he served as the executive director at the Institute for Religious Research (IRR), based in Cedar Springs, Michigan. When both the president and the executive director of IRR informed us of their intention to close IRR, Rob offered to take charge of its ministry so as to preserve and build on its well-established, extensive website as well as its large research library. In May 2022, Dr. Bowman became the executive director at IRR, and our plan is to close Faith Thinkers once the transition at IRR is complete.
Rob has lectured on biblical studies, religion, and apologetics at Biola University, Cornerstone University, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of over sixty articles and the author or co-author of fourteen books including Putting Jesus in His Place: The Case for the Deity of Christ, co-authored with J. Ed Komoszewski, Faith Has Its Reasons: Integrative Approaches to Defending the Christian Faith, co-authored with Kenneth D. Boa, and Jesus’ Resurrection and Joseph’s Visions: Examining the Foundations of Christianity and Mormonism.
Dr. Bowman holds the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in biblical studies from Fuller Theological Seminary and South African Theological Seminary. He is widely regarded as the leading evangelical scholar addressing the uses and interpretations of the Bible by Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons.
Alex Blagojevic is the vice-president of Faith Thinkers. His parents were born in the former Yugoslavia but decided to immigrate to France in order to escape communism. After being born and raised in Paris, at the age of 20 Alex came to the United States as a foreign exchange student, thanks to an American Christian missionary to France when he was an atheist. In 2003, through a series of dramatic events, he gave his life to Jesus.
Alex holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Florida State University and a master’s degree in theology from Biola University. He has been a financial advisor for over 25 years.
In addition to being active in local charitable events and his church, Alex is a fervent Christian evangelist and apologist. He has debated Karim al-Hanafi and several other Muslims in public debates in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.