Meet The Debaters

Trent Horn

Trent Horn

Apologist and Speaker, Catholic Answers

Ever since he converted to Catholicism at the age of seventeen, Trent Horn has had a passion for explaining and defending the Catholic Faith. After earning a degree in history from Arizona State University, Trent traveled the country training pro-life advocates on college campuses to engage opponents in compassionate and persuasive dialogue. After completing a master's degree in theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Trent served as the respect life coordinator for the Diocese of Phoenix, In 2013 he joined Catholic Answers as an apologist specializing in atheism, life issues, and chastity. He speaks to groups around the country on these and other subjects, and is a regular guest on Catholic Answers Live and contributor to Catholic Answers Magazine.


Dan Barker

Dan Barker

Co-President, Freedom From Religion Foundation

Dan became a teenage evangelist at age fifteen. He received a degree in religion from Azusa Pacific University and was ordained to the ministry by the Standard Community Church in 1975. Dan preached for nineteen years and maintained an ongoing touring musical ministry, including eight years of full-time, cross-country evangelism. Dan gradually outgrew his religious beliefs, and he announced his atheism publicly in 1984. He served as PR director of the Freedom From Religion Foundation from 1987 to 2004, and in 2004 was elected its co-president. He is the co-host of Freethought Radio, a national weekly talk show, and a contributing editor of Freethought Today. He regularly travels the country and the world giving lectures, performing concerts, and participating in debates with theists, many at college and university campuses.