Erick Stakelbeck is a sought after geopolitical commentator, author, podcaster, YouTuber and the host of Stakelbeck Tonight, seen every weeknight in primetime on TBN, the world’s largest Christian television network.

From Jerusalem to London to Washington, D.C. and beyond, Stakelbeck Tonight breaks down current events through a bold, Biblical lens for TBN’s global audience, which includes over 100 million homes in the United States alone.

Erick also hosts The Watchman—a breaking news and commentary program focusing on Israel and the Middle East—every weekday on YouTube, where his channel currently has close to 1 million subscribers.

In early 2024, Erick launched his weekly podcast, The Stakscast with Erick Stakelbeck, where he’s hosted high-profile guests like WWE legend Hulk Hogan, former ESPN anchor Sage Steele, renowned motivational speaker author Nick Vujicic, and Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson for wide-ranging conversations on faith, freedom and the future of America.

Erick’s extensive, on-the-ground experience reporting from global hotspots, combined with his staunch Biblical worldview and a boldness honed in his hometown of Philadelphia, have made him a trusted voice for truth during a time of great uncertainty in America and the world.

Erick has spent over two decades covering the Middle East and national security issues in-depth: traveling frequently to the region, interviewing world leaders and convicted terrorists and highlighting threats to America, Israel and the free world. J Weekly has called him “Christian television’s most prominent Middle East specialist.”

From 2016 to 2024, Erick hosted The Watchman, a cutting-edge newsmagazine seen weekly on TBN, focusing on Israel and the Middle East and how events in that region affect every American. The Watchman also regularly teamed with leading Israeli archaeologists to journey deep into legendary Biblical sites and explain their relevance for today. While the show ended its eight-year run in early 2024, with the launch of Stakelbeck Tonight on TBN, The Watchman lives on each weekday with fresh commentaries on Erick’s YouTube channel.

Erick also serves as Executive Producer of Special Projects at TBN, hosting primetime specials like The Rise of Artificial Intelligence, The Rise of China, State of the Nation townhalls and more.

Prior to joining TBN, Erick spent over ten years as a correspondent, host and Middle East analyst for CBN News, based out of the network’s Washington, D.C. bureau. He also worked as Director of The Watchman Project for Christians United for Israel (CUFI), America’s largest pro-Israel organization, and as a Senior Writer for the Investigative Project on Terrorism research center.

Erick is the author of three bestselling books, including The Terrorist Next Door (2011) The Brotherhood (2013) and ISIS Exposed (2015).

He’s a regular commentator on leading national television and radio programs, appearing frequently on Fox News, TheBlaze TV, Real America’s Voice, and Newsmax TV, among others.

Erick is also a sought-after public speaker who loves to share his improbable personal testimony—including lessons learned through his working-class upbringing in Northeast Philly, where he survived a bullet wound and a near fatal beating only to go on to find Jesus in Jerusalem and become an outspoken media voice for Biblical truth.

Erick and his wife, Lori, are both Philadelphia natives and die-hard Eagles fans now living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with their two beautiful daughters and a pair of rambunctious dogs.