December 27, 1936 |
Ben Kinchlow (born December 27, 1936) is an evangelist best known for being co-host of The 700 Club from 1975 to 1988 and again from 1992 to 1996. He also hosted other shows on the Christian Broadcasting Network such as Straight Talk and a radio talk show, Taking It To The Streets. Kinchlow, the son of a Methodist minister, came to Christianity in the 1970s after a period as a Black Nationalist influenced by Malcolm X and the Black Muslims.
Kinchlow became the executive director of a Christian drug and rehabilitation center and appeared as a guest on The 700 Club in order to speak about the people he saw coming to Christ through the center. He was asked back to host the show while Robertson was in Israel and later became The 700 Club's Director of Counseling in 1975, as well as 700 Club co-host and Christian Broadcasting Network vice-president for domestic ministries in 1982, then was promoted to executive vice-president in 1985. He left CBN and The 700 Club in 1996 to pursue an independent ministry.
Kinchlow is founder of Americans for Israel and the co-host of the Front Page Jerusalem radio show.