"Its is absolutely inexcusable for a man who follows christ to stop loving his wife," says Voddie Baucham while discussing the importance of marriage at Stand for Truth's California Christian Apologetics Conference.
Apart from being a pastor, author, professor, conference speaker, and church planter, Voddie is also a husband married to the love of his life.
Voddie Baucham's Wife & Family
Voddie's most prominent supporter is Bridget Baucham, his wife of 32 years old. They tied their knot on June 30, 1989, and recently celebrated their 32nd year of togetherness.
Voddie and Bridget have nine children together Jasmine Baucham, Trey Baucham, Voddie Baucham III, Elijah Baucham, Asher Baucham, Judah Baucham, Micah Baucham, Safya Baucham, Amos Baucham, and Simeon Baucham.
Voddie Baucham With His Family (Source: Instagram)
Their oldest daughter, Jasmine, now Jasmine Holmes, is a wife and mother. She recently published her book, "Mother and Son."
Voddie insisted on homeschooling all of his children, saying that he was against Christians sending their children to public schools for fear of getting indoctrinated.
People who know about Baucham have criticized him for his radical views on raising children. Furthermore, Baucham also subscribes to the idea of a "stay-at-home daughter."
Moreover, he currently resides in Zambia with his family, having moved there in 2015 after he landed a faculty position at African Christian University.
Being one of the leading Christian voices in the world today, Voddie has a comfortable earning and is currently leading a modest life.
Baucham's Net Worth
Voddie previously ministered at Voddie Baucham Ministries and was a pastor at Grace Family Baptist Church. Currently, he is one of the faculty members at Zambia's African Christian University.
His wealth comes from a variety of sources. Besides his salary as the Dean Of Theology, Voddie accepts bookings as a sermon leader and public speaker.
In addition, he also makes a healthy income from his book sales alone. As his newest book, Fault Lines, has garnered huge mass attention.
All of Voddie's books have no doubt sold hundreds of thousands of copies. Other sources of revenue include media appearances, donations, etc.
Looking at his ventures, Baucham's estimated net worth can be over $1 million.
Voddie Baucham's Early Life, Parents, & Education
Voddie was born on March 11, 1969, to African-American parents. He was raised in Los Angeles, California, in a not-particularly religious single-parent household. However, he converted to Christianity at the age of 18.
Voddie was a collegiate football player and played tight end at New Mexico State University. Later, he transferred to Rice University in Houston, Texas.
However, after a religious awakening, he abandoned his dreams of becoming a professional football player and enrolled at Houston Baptist University.
After a double major in Christianity and Sociology, he subsequently earned his Master of Divinity from the eminent Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Later, he completed a course of his doctorate in ministry from the same institution.
As of 2021, he is 52 years of age, and he has lent his voice and appeared in a couple of documentaries. In 2010, he narrated a biographical documentary entitled George Washington Carver: An Uncommon Way.
He suffered from heart failure in February of 2021. A GoFundMe campaign set up for his medical expenses raised nearly 1.3 million dollars in just five days. The collected fund surpassed the estimated one million dollar cost of his treatment.
Currently, he is healthy and works at Lusaka's African Christian University.