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Who We Are!

We are a non-profit group based out of Birmingham, AL, that uses donations to bridge the gap between apologetics/theology training and local churches, primarily in the South. We are located in Birmingham, Alabama. Our current ministry focus keeps us centered on the Birmingham metro area. Read More Here>

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Worldview Academy

Register below… Being Rescheduled

The Prophet Isaiah’s Theology of History

with Dr. Dennis Sansom April 22, 2024 7PM | 3rd Floor @ The Ridge RSVP … Read more

A Maundy Thursday Tradition

“And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.” … Read more

The Shroud at Orange Beach

Location:  Orange Beach Event Center Church: Orange Beach – Central Church Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 lecture.   … Read more

Folks we’ve worked with!
Shroud of Turin | Tactical Faith
Current Project


A series of presentations of the Evidence for the Shroud of Turin


“Having known the fellows at Tactical Faith and worked with them for several years now, I have noticed several things that set them apart from others. They are incredibly good organizers even to the smallest details. Further, they are respected by others, as indicated by the many other ministries that have sought to share and work with them, which has made them very wise. Moreover, what they do is not for show—it is purely for ministry. These things have made me look forward to exciting ministry opportunities with Matt Burford and Shannon Poe, which I recommend wholeheartedly.”

Gary Habermas
Dr. Gary Habermas

Distinguished Research Prof. & Chair, Philosophy Dept., Liberty University

“Tactical Faith is the rare organization that seeks to benefit everyone in apologetics. They bridge the gap between the good men and women that have worked to make themselves a resource for the body of Christ and the local churches and organizations that benefit from high level teaching. Through grassroots efforts they build relationships based on trust and a shared desire to see the Kingdom expanded through reasonable discourse that allow Tactical Faith to supply the people that fit genuine needs of the audience. They do all this and are great people to boot!”

Jay Watts

Jay Watts

Professional Speaker, Activist and Philosopher, Merely Human Ministries

“Tactical Faith is an idea that needs to catch fire across the country. We need one in every state! No egos. No seeking the spotlight. No desire for personal glory. Just kingdom-minded ministry that equips the local church to engage culture with the truth of the Gospel. I look forward to years of fruitful partnership with Tactical Faith.”

Brett Kunkle
Brett Kunkle

Founder and President of Maven Truth Ministries

“Tactical Faith is a helpful apologetics ministry that asks the right questions, and has the intelligence to realize that apologetics has to adjust to cultural shifts if it is to bring God’s Word into meaningful interaction with a lost world. I wish more apologetes would realize that giving the same old pat answers to the same old questions will not convince, convict, and convert a world that is more and more hostile to and cynical about Christianity and thinks there may not be such a thing as THE TRUTH.”

Dr. Ben Witherington iii

Dr. Ben Witherington, III

Amos Professor of NT for Doctoral Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary

“When I was working with Matthew Burford, I could see his passion, hard work and sensitivity as he poured everything into this project. He is a careful thinker, devoted follower of Christ, and brings together a range of different believers to work together in support of the gospel. He is also a gracious host, and I enjoyed very much my time with him and those who work with him in Tactical Faith.”

Dr. Craig Keener

Dr. Craig Keener

Professor of New Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary

“Having known the fellows at Tactical Faith and worked with “Matt’s work with Tactical Faith is strategically vital for strengthening the local church to face the variety of challenges to the Gospel in our culture. I’m proud to have Matt Burford as a friend and co-worker in the Kingdom of God.”

Greg Koukl
Greg Koukl

Founder and President of Stand to Reason

“The idea of a ministry designed to equip local churches by connecting them to apologetics resources is an idea whose time has come. I’m so grateful for Matt Burford’s unique vision and hope the Tactical Faith model becomes the norm rather than the exception. After all, the kingdom of God is bigger than Alabama!”

Doug Powell

Doug Powell

Founder of Selfless Defense Author, Programmer, Rockstar.

“I’m grateful for the care and concern of Tactical Faith to bring biblical and theological teaching into the local church. I have every reason to hope that these endeavors will serve to advance the kingdom of God in the state of Alabama and beyond.”

Mark Gignilliat

Dr. Mark Gignilliat

Associate Professor of Divinity, Beeson School of Divinity