Krista Bontrager

Krista Bontrager is a fourth generation Bible teacher. She is an author, podcaster, former university professor and homeschool mom. Krista’s teaching reverberates with Christians from all walks of life. She has a unique ability to communicate the truth of Scripture in an accessible and practical way. She has dedicated her life to helping others discover how to love God in Spirit and truth.

Krista’s ability to connect theology with real life is borne out of personal experience. Behind her academic career is a story of God’s empowering work to triumph over deep personal adversity. Krista was raised as an only child by her mother. Although Krista was introduced to the Gospel of Jesus Christ at a young age, her faith took on a deeper personal meaning as a teenager and young

adult. During her seminary years, she began to see the great transformational power theology could have on a person’s spiritual growth. Her enthusiasm and academic excellence led to her being hired to teach biblical studies at Biola University at the age of 27. Krista enjoys exploring how theology applies to the real life situations that Christians face today.

Krista survived two near-fatal pregnancies and was then diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 35. Ten years later, she was miraculously healed from multiple psychological disorders. Krista believes life is full of challenges, but has learned to see these as opportunities to grow and walk with the Lord in new and profound ways. 

EDUCATION

M.A. – Bible Exposition, Talbot School of Theology

M.A. – Theology, Talbot School of Theology

B.A. – Communications, Radio/TV/Film, Biola University

"I BELIEVE..."

Krista is a strong advocate for historic Christianity, as defined by the Nicene Creed..

Krista holds convictions consistent with the Chicago Statement on Inerrancy and Hermeneutics, as well as the Nashville Statement.

Read Krista's blog post about her denominational journey.

Krista maintains an active membership in the Evangelical Theological Society.

Krista is the Resident Theology Advisor for Women in Apologetics.

INFLUENCES

Listen to Krista's interview on the Straight Thinking podcast with Kenneth Samples about the major intellectual influences on her Christian life.