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Why Prophecy?

Dr. Mark Hitchcock explains how movies and books he encountered when he was growing up opened his eyes to the prophetic scriptures, and sparked a desire to learn more.


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Dr. Mark Hitchcock earned his PhD from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2005, and now teaches there as an associate professor of Bible exposition. He also pastors Faith Bible Church in Edmond, OK where he has led a congregation of 2,700 members for over 30 years. He is the author of over 30 books focused on end-times Bible prophecy.


When we bring a guest into our studio, we usually speak with them about a specific topic—some area in which they have established expertise or a particular passion. But there’s more to their story. In this new series hosted by Michelle Ankerberg and Jeff Pallansch, you’ll get to know our guests better as they chat about their salvation story, their own faith journey, and perhaps a glimpse into their plans for the future.  Because there’s More To The Story.


Michelle Ankerberg

Michelle graduated with a BS degree in Communications from Bob Jones University in May 2000. She joined the staff of the John Ankerberg Show in May 2000, but that just formalized a working relationship with the Show that began when she was very, very young.

Currently she is Supervisor of Customer Service and Shipping. In that position, she oversees all orders that come in and products that are shipped out. She is also involved in making decisions with any of the print material that goes out.

In addition to her hosting duties with “More To The Story,” Michelle hosts her own radio podcast called “A Moment with Michelle.”

In her spare time, Michelle enjoys playing the piano, swimming, playing tennis, and traveling.


Jeff attended Briercrest College in Canada, where he earned a BA in Biblical Studies. He later earned an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Jeff is married to Michelle (yes, same name as his cousin!), and they have two young children.

Jeff came on staff of the John Ankerberg Show in 2017. In addition to co-hosting “More To The Story,” he helps prepare and edit programs, and had a big role in developing the Discipleship Course, “Follow Me,” which is available free at the website, He also writes articles for the website and tackles theological questions that viewers submit.


Playlists by Series

The Faith Journey of Morgan Jackson

featuring Morgan Jackson of Faith Comes By Hearing

Morgan Jackson is passionate about God's Word and getting it to people across the world in a way they understand. He serves as Senior Vice President of Faith Comes By Hearing, where he's worked for decades with partners to record Audio Bibles in the languages of the world. In this segment Morgan explains how God took his carefully planned life and turned it upside down, taking him from doing business in Arizona to living by faith in Albuquerque New Mexico.

Equip the Next Generation with Truth

featuring Anne Graham Lotz and her daughter, Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright

Drawing from their own experiences, Anne Graham Lotz and her daughter, Rachel Ruth Lotz Wright, relate first how they received the message of the gospel from their own parents, then give valuable information for those who want to pass that faith along to their own children or others within their sphere of influence.

Going Behind the Story with Dr. Stephen Meyer

featuring Dr. Stephen Meyer

Stephen Meyer is more than just a scientist. In this series you will go behind the degrees to get a glimpse of the man. You’ll learn about some of the events that shaped his own ideas about the origin of life. You’ll find out what he is doing to solidify the case for the Intelligent Designer behind the origin of the universe. Because there’s always More To The Story.

Getting to Know John and Darlene Ankerberg

Featuring John & Darlene Ankerberg

Michelle and Jeff put the Ankerbergs on the hot seat to talk about their faith, their courtship, and their lives together. They discuss their first steps in the faith, how they met, the courtship, wedding, and reflect on 50 years serving the Lord together in this candid interview

One-on-One with Dr. Hugh Ross

Featuring Dr. Hugh Ross

Jeff and Michelle sit down one on one to learn more about Dr. Hugh Ross, what led him to a life-long study of astronomy, and his ongoing interest in the evidence for God found in the skies.

Spending Time with Dr. Erwin Lutzer

Featuring Dr. Erwin Lutzer

Dr. Erwin Lutzer talks about his parents, his conversion, some of the chief influences in his life, his time at Moody Church, and how to reach the next generation with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Behind The Prophecy Scholar

Featuring Dr. Ron Rhodes & Dr. Mark Hitchcock

Michelle and Jeff sit down with Dr. Ron Rhodes and Dr. Mark Hitchcock to find out more about these scholars and what led them to a lifetime of teaching Christians.