About Bob Larson

Media and Publications

Dr. Bob Larson is the world’s foremost expert on cults, the occult, and supernatural phenomena. He has ministered in more than 100 countries and has appeared on network TV shows such as Oprah, Inside Edition, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Anderson Cooper’s 360, ABC-TV’s Good Morning America, Nightline, A Current Affair, CNN Headline News, Hannity, and Dr. Phil. Numerous television networks have produced special reports about Bob, including Discovery, Showtime, TLC, A&E, BBC, History, National Geographic, and MSNBC.

Bob has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Daily News London, Financial Times Germany, and other major publications. International TV documentaries have included Brazil, Germany, Norway, France, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Holland, Belgium, Japan, and Korea. He is the president of the highly acclaimed, online International School of Exorcism, with hundreds of alumni in scores of nations. Bob is the author of nearly 50 books translated into more than a dozen languages, including: Larson’s Book of Spiritual Warfare, Larson’s Book of World Religions, Demon Proofing Prayers, Curse Breaking, Jezebel, Dealing with Demons and four, fictional novels.

Ministry and Theological Background

Dr. Bob Larson has spent a lifetime studying and producing educational materials to further a deeper understanding of spiritual warfare. He attended the University of Nebraska as a pre-med major with intentions of becoming a doctor. His primary studies were in languages, comparative anatomy, and chemistry. Instead of pursuing a medical degree, he left higher education for a short career in motivational speaking, while studying for the ministry. His initial theological education was through the Global University Berean School of the Bible, which led to his ordination by a major evangelical denomination. He was also later ordained by the Calvary Cathedral International association of churches. Dr. Larson has served in active ministry more than 50 years, since his initial ordination.

Dr. Larson continued his religious studies by reading the works of classic Christian theologians and early church fathers, such as Aquinas and Augustine. Many of Dr. Larson’s books, such as “Larson’s Book of Cults” and “Larson’s Book of World Religions” have become enduring classics which are used in the course studies of major seminaries. He has written nearly 50 books, many best sellers, translated into 20 languages. In 2005, he founded the Spiritual Freedom Churches International (SFC), a fellowship of associated and affiliated congregations adhering to Dr. Larson’s vision of church bodies which embrace the message of salvation, spiritual healing, and deliverance. Dr. Larson augmented his previous ordinations by receiving additional ordination through SFC. 

For 10 years, Dr. Larson served as the senior pastor of a locally organized body of believers called the Spiritual Freedom Church of Phoenix, Arizona. In 2014 he launched the online International School of Exorcism (ISE), the first internet supported training and certification body embracing the spiritual disciplines of healing, deliverance, and exorcism. To date, more than 1700 students from nearly 50 countries have completed this schooling. In 2023 Dr. Larson founded Bob Larson University, an online educational institution, which includes 60 courses and more than 50 hours of video training regarding inner healing, deliverance, and exorcism. The curriculum includes topics such as cross-cultural demonization, epistemology, pneumatology, psychology, archeology, miracles and the supernatural, and demonology.

In recognition of his lifetime achievements, the Board of Governors of Spiritual Freedom Churches International and Bob Larson University awarded Reverend Larson the honorary title of Doctor of Divinity with the following proclamation: In recognition of an exemplary lifetime contribution to Christendom through personal deliverance ministry to thousands of individuals, authoring of 37 original books, preaching, teaching, college lectureships, radio broadcasting, media productions across the decades and leadership in the ministry of exorcism, the Governors hereby confer upon Bobby Emil Larson the Honorary Degree, Doctor of Divinity, with all the rights, privileges and honors appertaining thereto, in witness whereof the seal of the school and the signatures of its officers are hereto affixed; given at Denver, Colorado this 15th day of December in the year of our Lord, two thousand and sixteen. Now entering his fifth decade of ministry, Dr. Bob Larson continues his life’s work to raise up a generation of Warriors for Christ, dedicated to teaching Christians how to “Get Free, Stay Free, and Live Free.”

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