About

Who We Are

Reasons for Hope, Inc (rforh) is an apologetics ministry with a mission to equip believers to fulfill the command found in 1 Peter 3:15.

…sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.

  • Reasons for Hope was founded in January 2011 by a board of four men— Randy Baker, Paul Gracey, Carl Kerby and Wade Wacker.
  • Reasons for Hope is a 501(c)(3) ministry of Christian apologetics.
  • Reasons for Hope takes a three-pronged approach to globally communicate its message of the hope found only in Jesus Christ and its mission of equipping, empowering and encouraging believers in their faith:

Statement of Faith



Mission Statement

Reasons for Hope exists to direct people to the Biblical Jesus by offering HOPE*

Helping Christians share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Offsetting secular thinking with Biblical truth.

Providing resources that give Biblical answers to real-world questions.

Encouraging the church to rely on God's Word as the foundation for their thoughts, their words and their actions.

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Meet the Team

Speakers

Carl Kerby

Founder & President


Carl is the President and a founder of Reasons for Hope. An inspiring and motivating Christian speaker with more than 20 years ministry experience, Carl shares his extensive knowledge and understanding of God’s creation in his talks.
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Juan Valdes

Speaker & Author


Dr. Juan Valdes is a bi-lingual speaker for Reasons for Hope and senior pastor of a Spanish-speaking congregation in Miami, Florida. With over 25 years experience teaching critical thinking and philosophy, Juan brings dynamic speaking and writing to RforH*.
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Bob Gillespie

Speaker & Author


Bob and his wife Lois graduated from Cedarville University in Ohio. Together, they’ve spent over 35 years serving as teachers and missionaries in the US and West Africa. Today, Bob and Lois present dynamic speaking events with Reasons for Hope*.
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Frank L. Figueroa Jr.

Speaker


Frank has lived on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, since his birth. It is here that he met and married April, his bride of 21 years. Since Oahu is a “melting pot” of many ethnicities and religions, he has had many opportunities to expose the people of Hawaii to God through the clear and expositional teaching of the Bible.
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Board Members

Wade Wacker

Founding Member & CEO


Wade Wacker is a founding member and CEO of Reasons for Hope. With over 23 years in financial planning, Wade uses his business experience, along with a heart devoted to serving Jesus, to guide and direct RforH*.

Randy Baker

Founding Member


Dr. Randy Baker is a founding member and chairman of the board of Reasons for Hope. Randy knows his healing skills as a doctor are a gift from God and that Jesus Christ guides his practice and his heart in daily living.

Paul Gracey

Founding Member


Paul Gracey is a founding member of Reasons for Hope. With more than 25 years of experience as a lawyer and corporate general counsel, Paul brings unique legal experience to the ministry of RforH*.

Carl Kerby

Founding Member & President


Carl is the President and a founder of Reasons for Hope. An inspiring and motivating Christian speaker with more than 20 years ministry experience, Carl shares his extensive knowledge and understanding of God’s creation in his talks.