Indiana Wesleyan University has chosen author and Christian apologist Dr. Ravi Zacharias as the 2016 inductee into the IWU Society of World Changers.

Zacharias, an Indian-born American citizen, is a renowned evangelical speaker and author. For four decades, he has spoken at scores of universities and international prayer gatherings. His venues have ranged from the White House to the Lenin Military Academy in Moscow, and he is an advisor to key leaders in American government. Zacharias has appeared on CNN, Fox, and other international broadcasts. He is the author of numerous Christian books including the Gold Medallion winner Can Man Live Without God and his weekly radio program Let My People Think airs on nearly 2,200 outlets worldwide.

Zacharias is also the founder and president of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM). Passionate about theology and evangelism, Zacharias founded the Atlanta-based organization with the mission to reach and challenge those who shape the ideas of culture with the credibility of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Dr. Ravi Zacharias is one of the world’s most respected voices for Christianity,” said IWU President Dr. David Wright. “We are thrilled to honor Dr. Zacharias, whose name adds great distinction to the Society of World Changers.”

Zacharias’ induction will take place at the 13th annual Society of World Changers Convocation on March 30, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel Auditorium.

IWU established the Society of World Changers in 2003 to recognize role models who have exemplified the concept of being a world changer and whose lives can serve as an inspiration to future generations. Previous inductees include television producer and author Robert Briner, neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson, author Frank Peretti, Hobby Lobby CEO David Green, founder of Joni and Friends Joni Eareckson Tada, gospel musicians Bill and Gloria Gaither, and former U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole. The most recent inductee is John Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author, successful businessman, and speaker.