Minister, broadcaster, author, and businessman – Ben Kinchlow is known throughout the world as the long time Co-Host of The 700 Club, and Host of the International Edition of The 700 Club, as seen in more than 80 countries. In addition to hosting these programs, he also produced and hosted several CBN Specials, a daily 30-minute high energy television show (“Straight Talk") and co-hosted a live daily one-hour radio talk show (“Taking It To The Streets")
Kinchlow served 13 years in the Air Force…was recipient of the American Legion Award of Merit…earned a degree in Business Administration…was named to “Who’s Who in Small Colleges”…later directed a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program at “Christian Farms” in Killeen, Texas. He was ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1971. Kinchlow founded “His Place,” a ministry to teens.
Kinchlow came to CBN in 1975 to serve as the organization's Director of Counseling. He soon became the Co-Host of The 700 Club. In addition to his hosting responsibilities, he assumed the position of Vice president for Domestic Ministries in 1982, with oversight of the National Counseling Centers in major cities across the United States. He was responsibile for all aspects of the Centers, including recruiting and training Area Directors and establishing relationships with major churches. Responsibilities included supervision of International Counseling Centers in numerous countries, including Panama, the Philippine Islands, Colombia, and Costa Rica.
Kinchlow's promotion in 1985 to Executive Vice President generated extensive involvement in all aspects of the ministry, including Major Donor Department, Partner Correspondence, Estate Planning Division, Direct Mail, and partner Seminars. This provided comprehensive experience in many facets of the business. As a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Kinchlow was honored as its “Most Distinguished Alumnus” and he graduated from the CEO/Executive Management course at the University of Virginia. (UVA)
After more than 20 years, Kinchlow left CBN to begin independent ministry.
Kinchlow founded Americans For Israel, an organization dedicated to promoting a mutual understanding of the ancient bond that exists between Christians and Jews.
Kinchlow also serves as Co-Host of the Front Page Jerusalem radio show with Earl Cox, who served four Republican Presidents. FPJ is a comprehensive news and commentary program featuring top newsmakers in the U.S. and Israel.
Kinchlow is Founder and CEO of The AAPAC (African American Political Awareness Coalition), an organization designed to encourage a vote based on "principle, not party."
Kinchlow is the author of several books… including Plain Bread, You Don’t Have To If You Don’t Want To, and his latest release Black YellowDogs. He is married to the former Vivian Carolyn Jordan. They have three sons and six grandchildren.