Rick Dack of Defending the Bible International holds a bachelors of science in history from the University of Northwestern (St. Paul) stressing apologetics and biblical archaeology. He is on the board of the Institute for Biblical Archaeology and Religion Analysis Service. He is an animator, media researcher and author. Dack has a burden for Christians and faith-seekers who are led away from their faith by media Bible myths  (films, tv series, liberal - academic opinion).
Rick desires to restore Hollywood to its once respectful stance towards faith - you could say it's "in his blood." Dack is related to Hollywood Golden Age Broadway producer George Abbott who worked with the Marx Brothers, Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett. Actor Tom Ewell, who briefly married into the Abbott family, co-starred with Marilyn Monroe in "The Seven Year Itch," appeared on the popular 1970s crime from a Baretta, the short-lived western sitcom "Best of the West" and TAXI.


Why invite this ministry to your church and school
We offer easy-to-understand animated (3D and other-wise) Bible defense presentations for churches and schools that no other ministry nationally or internationally has yet to duplicate. We provide information on alternative programs, magazines, DVDs and other cutting-edge, pro-Bible materials. We encourage Christians to go into the entertainment industry with a no compromise yet respectful attitude.

Our ongoing burden for the believer, the seeker and  the skeptic
This ministry seeks to equip students, encourage congregations, inform seekers and expose Bible skeptic celebrities, liberal academics, networks and others who for whatever reason deny the historical, theological and archaeological merits of the Bible. Typically the skeptic is not rebellious for the sake of rebellion but has been hurt in the past by Christians, a presumed unanswered prayer, lifestyle choices or other issues that they choose not to reveal and hold inside. This inner turmoil or pain then turns into anger and they lash out preferably on a large scale with national or international exposure in a popular medium (music, television, movies, comedy).
The Bible first. Science second
We believe the Bible is worthy of a strong defense in that we always put scripture first and science second because we believe that archaeology is an imperfect science, ever-changing, yet is undoubtedly a valuable tool in support of the Bible. We believe that science and the Bible complement each other not, contradict each other, a view not held by secularists.
The ministry directors Hollywood family connections
Rick Dack' family has a long history in the New York theatre and in Hollywood. He is a relative of the late Broadway and Film Director George Abbott. Mr. Abbott worked with Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz (whom he introduced to each other via the film Too Many Girls), Vivian Vance, Eddie Albert and Gene Kelly. Jerry Lewis, Carol Burnett and Bebe Neuwirth (CHEERS, Frazier) have also worked in productions associated with Mr. Abbotts work. Actor Tom Ewell married briefly into the Abbott family. Ewell co-starred with Marilyn Monroe in the film The Seven Year Itch. Rick Dack wants to reclaim the once faith-friendly Hollywood for future generations.
Hollywood faith stories that need to be heard (the good, the bad and the ugly)
  • Did you know that the late Marilyn Monroe, Kurt Cobain, SNL comedian Chris Farley, comedian George Carlin, comedian Sam Kinison, Gene Roddenberry (creator of Star Trek franchise), Jeff Conaway (TAXI) and John Lennon at one point claimed to have come to Christ, were weekly church attenders, asked clergy basic questions that the clergy could not answer (this led to their atheism) or in their younger years lived with Christian families?
  • Did you know that Elvis Presley during one of his concerts contradicted a group of fans who held up a sign that said “Elvis you are the King” Elvis pointed to them and said, “no, Jesus Christ is the King?”
  • Did you know that members of the music groups Kansas, WASP, Alice Cooper, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Megadeth, The Birds, The Supremes, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley's backup groups and Memphis Mafia, the Gatlin Brothers, Weird Al Yankovic, Glenn Campbell, Head East, Creed, Hootie & the Blowfish, Grand Funk Railroad, Roy Orbison have all dedicated their lives to Christ?
  • Did you know that Evel Knievel, Larry Fine of The Three Stooges, Demond Wilson (Sanford and Son), Donna Douglas (The Beverly Hillbillies), Keith Thibodeau (Little Ricky of I Love Lucy), Ricky Stanley (stepbrother of Elvis Presley), Lauren Chapin (Father Knows Best) and Rock Hudson on his deathbed dying of AIDS prayed to receive Christ?

More people need to hear these stories of faith. Invite this ministry and give us an opportunity to share them.
Scriptural support for what this ministry is doing
  • Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. - Ephesians 5:11.
  • But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. - 1 Peter 3:15.
  • Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught. - Luke 1:1-4.
  • For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. - 2 Peter 1:16
A ministry of information and encouragement
Pastors, school teachers and other well-known Christian personalities typically do not have the time nor the apologetic (defense of the faith ) resources, we are here to assist them in any way that we can as a ministry of information and encouragement.  

Note: all information (manner, order, style, content, design, photos and illustrations “unless noted by/from other copyright holders”) is the sole property of Defending The Bible Int’l. This ministry has experienced theft (from other faith based organizations) and is perpetually watching online, in person and other means. Do not steal (Exodus 20:15).

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