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I have had the privilege of being mentored and trained by some of the brightest minds in the field of apologetics, evangelism, philosophy and world view training.  There have been so many, but I have listed a few here who have taken the time to specifically endorse my ministry.  A special thanks to my family and close Christian friends who know me best and have showed tremendous support through my lifetime.

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“James Werner not only has a compelling message, he’s one of the best presenters to come through the Cross-Examined Instructor Academy.  He’ll get your attention and may just give you a new perspective on some of life’s most important questions.”

Dr. Frank Turek

President of

Dynamic speaker and award-winning author

He has also debated several prominent athiests including Christopher Hitchens and David Silverman, president of American Atheists.


"James Werner brings a unique perspective as a graduate of the Cross-Examined Instructor Academy, as a parent, pastor, and someone who has experienced tragedy and allowed it to strengthen his faith.  He'll serve your group or congregation well as he shares the truth and makes the case for Christianity."

J. Warner Wallace

Cold-Case Detective, popular national speaker, Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at Biola, and best selling author of Cold-Case Christianity, Cold-Case Christianity for Kids, God's Crime Scene, God's Crime Scene for Kids, and Forensic Faith.  For more info visit:

Jorge is a professional speaker and apologist, who joined the CrossExamined team as their Social Media Director.  As a speaker, he frequently speaks at colleges, churches, public events, open forums and other venues on topics related to Christianity and apologetics.

"As one who has known James Werner for all of his life, it is a thrill to see my brother in Christ being moved and directed by the Holy Spirit to open his heart and devote a great deal of time in service to the glory and honor of our Lord Jesus Christ and His Church.  His ministry to God's people and the world is possible because James has been a beautiful "...example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit in faith, in purity" (1 Timothy 4:12).  It is truly a privilege to be able to encourage him to move forward boldly in this ministry."

Bruce Stevens

Associate pastor

Church Board President

Business Owner/Entrepreneur



Stephen Anastasia is the lead singer with the Reliance gospel music group  When he isn't singing with Reliance, he is busy as the Pastor of Fine Arts at Long Beach First Church of the Nazarene.  He also is a professor of music at Mt. San Antonio College and Cal Poly Pomona.  

"It is a real privilege for me to endorse a fellow minister that I have known all of his life.  James Werner and my oldest daughter were born seven days apart.  I feel like a father to him and he has never been a stranger in our home.  James and Tina asked me to minister at their wedding in 1989.  James is a gifted teacher and speaker and has been used in the ministry of the Lord for many years.  There is seldom a dry eye when James shares the testimony of his oldest daughter's death at 10 years of age.  He also knew some of the victims of the San Bernardino mass shooting personally.  James uses these and other life's experiences effectively in his ministry and gives a message of hope in Jesus Christ."

Jim Maurer/Senior Christian Minister

"James has a passion for people, for the Lord Jesus Christ, and seeing others set free by the power of the gospel.  His heart for ministry/apologetics and gifting as a speaker and presenter make him a great choice for your event.  He won't disappoint!"

Chad Johnson

Entrepreneurial Coach at Strategic Coach

CEO & Chief Inspiration Officer at Ceramic Decorating Co.

Lover of life and the Giant 5 living! Faith,Marriage,Parenting,Health,God Given Gifts!

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