Chuck Missler (May 28, 1934 – May 1, 2018)

Chuck Missler speaking at a Bible conference in 2013
Chuck Missler speaking at a Bible conference in 2013

REPOROA, NZ– Renowned scholar, author, and Bible teacher, Dr. Chuck Missler passed away peacefully on 01 May 2018 at his home in Reporoa, New Zealand. He was 83.

Missler’s wife, Nancy, preceded him in death in 2015 after a three-year battle with cancer.

Best-known for his books and videos and as Bible conference speaker, Missler focused on Biblical inerrancy, creation, science, and prophecy, each of which made him an occasional subject of controversy.

Prior to his lengthy public ministry with the founding of Koinonia House in 1973, Missler had a stellar career in technology and aerospace. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He was blessed to have the education and experience that allowed him to address difficult Biblical and timely issues whilst using his expertise in particle physics, hyperspace, and the Hebrew language.

Missler received his Masters’ Degree in Engineering at UCLA. He went on to additional post-graduate studies in mathematics, statistics, information sciences. He earned his PhD at Louisiana Baptist University.

His career included stints at TRW and the Ford Motor Company. At Ford, he created the first international industrial computer network in 1966. He later founded Cyphernetics, by which he planned to operate a national time-sharing computer network. After his company was acquired by ADP, he returned to California and began a career in consulting. In 1976, he was part of a project to replace “large scale classic magnetic media” with optical devices.

In 1978 he became CEO of Western Digital, saving the company from bankruptcy. Three years later he directed the first microchip implementation of the Data Encryption Standard of the National Bureau of Standards.

Missler’s ministry evolved out of his long-time Bible study classes at Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, California. While there, he was instrumental in the founding of and other ministries.

The Misslers moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, after their California home was destroyed in 1992 by an earthquake. They operated Koinonia House from there until moving to New Zealand in 2010.

Chuck Missler has been one of this generation’s leading advocates for Biblical history, accuracy, and prophecy.

Factoid: Chuck Missler’s is noted for correcting historians’ misquote of Benjamin Franklin, who said, “Jack of all trades and master of one.”


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