Dr. Jim Garlow, author, communicator, commentator, historian, cultural observer and Senior Pastor of Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego, CA, is heard daily on over 800 radio outlets nationwide in his one minute historical commentary called “The Garlow Perspective.” In addition, he airs a 30 minute broadcast called “The Garlow Perspective Special.”
Garlow has done over 750 radio, TV and print interviews – national and local – covering a wide range of topics: historical, theological, marriage and family issues and cultural trends.
In March 2010, Garlow – while continuing as a San Diego pastor – was appointed by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to be the Chairman of ReAL (Renewing American Leadership), based in DC.
He founded and led the California Pastors Rapid Response Team, a group of several thousand networked pastors that is committed to the sacredness of life, the sanctity of marriage, as well as religious, personal and economic freedoms.
He graduated from Drew University (Ph.D. in historical theology), Princeton Theological Seminary (Master of Theology), Asbury Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), Southern Nazarene University (B.A. & M.A.), Oklahoma Wesleyan University (A.A.).
Due to the book Cracking Da Vinci’s Code (co-authored with Peter Jones, nearly 450,000 copies in print, becoming No.17 on the New York Times Bestsellers List – paperback, nonfiction), Jim has appeared on numerous national TV shows on NBC, CNN, Fox, MSNBC and CNBC. A related book, The Da Vinci CodeBreaker, a dictionary with over 500 key Da Vinci Code related terms, went on to become a bestseller.
The Secret Revealed, an expose on the New Age The Secret, was released in July 2007. His newest book entitled Heaven and the Afterlife: What Happens When You Die? – released in 2009 – is being followed by a 2010 release of Encountering Heaven and the Afterlife: True Stories from People Who Have Glimpsed the Afterlife.
Other books include How God Saved Civilization (re-released as God And His People,) A Christian’s Response to Islam, The Covenant, Partners in Ministry, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership Tested by Time and God Still Heals. Jim’s books have been translated into ten languages.
Jim’s wife Carol is a graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. She serves as Minister of Prayer & Intercession at Skyline Wesleyan Church. Jim and Carol have four children and five grandsons.