Dr. Scott Hahn was born in 1957, and has been married to Kimberly since 1979. He and Kimberly have six children (two of which are seminarians for the diocese of Steubenville) and eighteen grandchildren. An exceptionally popular speaker and teacher, Dr. Hahn has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. His talks have been effective in helping thousands of Protestants and fallen away Catholics to (re)embrace the Catholic faith.
Scott received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a triple-major in Theology, Philosophy and Economics from Grove City College, Pennsylvania, in 1979, his Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1982, and his Ph.D. in Biblical Theology from Marquette University in 1995. Scott has ten years of youth and pastoral ministry experience in Protestant congregations (in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, Kansas and Virginia) and is a former Professor of Theology at Chesapeake Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1982 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia.
From an early age, Hahn was convinced that the Catholic Church was in deep error and not a true church. He at one time boasted of having converted some Catholics into embracing a purer Christianity. This view would soon change.His conversion began when he and his wife became convinced that contraception was contrary to God’s law. A deeper look into the issue showed him that the Catholic Church was the only Christian church tradition that upheld the ancient teaching of prohibiting contraception that Protestants abandoned in the 1930s , this deeply bothered him. Hahn continued to study deeper the various issues relating to salvation, faith, and good works, as well as the Protestant doctrine of sola scriptura. After a time of study and prayer ,Hahn entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, 1986.
He has been awarded the Father Michael Scanlan, T.O.R., Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990, and is the founder and president of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology. From 2005 to 2011, Dr. Hahn held the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pa. From 2014 to 2015, he served as the McEssy Distinguished Visiting Professor of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization, University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL.
Dr. Hahn is also the bestselling author of numerous books including The Lamb’s Supper, Reasons to Believe, and Rome Sweet Home (co-authored with his wife, Kimberly) Romans: A Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture . Hahn has also appeared numerous times on EWTN on various programs. Not only has he bean a guest but he has also been the host for many programs featured on the channel. He can be heard frequently as guest on radio and podcast programs , such as Catholic Answers live and Pints with Aquinas hosted by Matt Fradd.