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. He also produced and hosted several CBN specials such as “Straight Talk,” a daily 30-minute high-energy television show, and co-hosted “Taking It To The Streets,” a live daily one-hour radio talk show.
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.
He came to CBN where he served as Director of Counseling, with oversight of the National Counseling Centers in major cities across the United States. He joined Pat Robertson as Co-Host of The 700 Club. In addition to his hosting responsibilities, he also served as Vice President for Domestic Ministries, with responsibility for all aspects of the Counseling 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.
As Executive Vice President, he had management oversight of the Major Donor Department, Partner Correspondence, Estate Planning Division, Direct Mail, and Partner Seminars. This provided comprehensive experience in many facets of the business and operations of large international ministries. 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.
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 and restoring and renewing the traditional ties between the Jewish and African-American communities. (www.americansforisrael.net)
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. (www.frontpagejerusalem.com)
Kinchlow is a commentary contributor to WorldNetDaily (WND), a widely distributed conservative internet newspaper with an emphasis on aggressive investigative reporting. Rather than critiquing people and personalities, Kinchlow’s purpose is to “bring a different perspective to America's social, cultural and political landscape.”
A member of Phi Theta Kappa, he also serves on the Board of the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools, helping place the Bible back where it belongs ... in the hearts of our youth.
Kinchlow is the author of several books… including Plain Bread (an autobiography), You Don’t Have To If You Don’t Want to (our marvelous power to choose) and Black Yellow Dogs (political history of America’s African-Americans).
Kinchlow is married to the former Vivian Carolyn Jordan. They have three sons and six grandchildren.