Tim Staples

Tim Staples

Tim Staples is Director of Apologetics and Evangelization at Catholic Answers, but he was not always Catholic. Tim was raised a Southern Baptist.
Although he fell away from the faith of his childhood, Tim came back to faith in Christ during his late teen years through the witness of Christian televangelists. Soon after, Tim joined the Marine Corps. During his four-year tour, he became involved in ministry with various Assemblies of God communities.

Immediately after his tour of duty, Tim enrolled in Jimmy Swaggart Bible College and became a youth minister in an Assembly of God community. During his final year in the Marines, however, Tim met a Marine who really knew his faith and challenged Tim to study Catholicism from Catholic and historical sources.

That encounter sparked a two-year search for the truth. Tim was determined to prove Catholicism wrong, but he ended up studying his way to the last place he thought he would ever end up: the Catholic Church! He converted to Catholicism in 1988 and spent the following six years in formation for the priesthood, earning a degree in philosophy from St Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, Pennsylvania.

He then studied theology on a graduate level at Mount St Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, for two years.

Realising that his calling was not to the priesthood, Tim left the seminary in 1994 and has been working in Catholic apologetics and evangelisation ever since.

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  • The Shocking Truth About the Pope and the Bible - Tim Staples

    Filmed at Lumen Verum Apologetics, held at St. Michael's in Belfield, Sydney to over 500 people.

    Tim shows how some of the most common objections to the Catholic Faith about the Pope can be turned around the demonstrate the truth of the Catholic Church.

    Taken from Tim's own experience, you'll b...

  • God or Allah - Tim Staples

    Catholic Answers Apologist Tim Staples provides important insights on Islam from his profound biblical knowledge, profuse research and his own personal experience of having lived as a Christian in a society under Islamic law. But be warned, this talk can't afford to be 'politically correct'. Th...

  • Holiness in the Family - Tim Staples

    Straight talk to couples about being the spouse that God has called them to be. Tim teaches on the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony from the perspective of the Husband and his special call to headship/service. Focusing on the Sacrament, Tim challenges men to sacrifice for their wives (and children i...

  • The Non-Negotiables - Tim Staples

    Would you like a concise explanation of where the Church stands on some of today's most important, non-negotiable moral issues?
    In this presentation, Tim Staples clearly explains:

    * Why the Church teaches as it does about some of these issues;
    * Why the Church's teachings are binding on all Cath...

  • Nuts & Bolts - Tim Staples

    Former Marine and Baptist Minister, Tim Staples addresses a Sydney audience in 2009 on ten common objections against the Catholic Faith. Learn how to engage in the basics of the Faith with effectiveness and confidence.

    Packed with scriptural evidence for Catholicism, DVD you will learn about: Pu...

  • Sola Scriptura - Tim Staples

    Tim refutes the common texts of II Tim 3:16 and II Peter 1:20 used to demonstrate "Sola Scriptura" by Protestants. He then demonstrates from the Gospels and from the Book of Acts that Jesus Christ and the apostles did not teach or practice this central teaching of the so-called reformers.Before y...

  • Which is the True Church? - Tim Staples

    Which is the Church Christ established?

    In clear, easy-to-understand language, Tim explains how Christ founded a church and how Protestant belief in the innerancy of the Bible actually rests on the Catholic Church's endorsement that, through the gift of divine inspiration, the Bible is free from...