Frank Schaeffer (1952-) is a well-known and much sought-after speaker. He lectures on the Orthodox Faith, Christianity and the arts, and his conversion to the Orthodox Faith. He has served on the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Council and as the lay chairman of the Religious Education Committee of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. He is also the editor and founder of Regina Orthodox Press which publishes many Orthodox books.
Frank was born in Switzerland in 1952 to American missionary parents. His father, Francis Schaeffer, is a well-known Evangelical theologian. He attended boarding schools in England and Wales. After studying art in Geveva he worked as a painter and had a number of successful shows in Geneva, London, and New York. After, he began to direct and produce films. Frank has made over 25 hours of documentaries including a series on medical ethics made with the then Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. C. Everett Koop entitled "Whatever Happened to the Human Race?" He has also directed four feature films: "Wired to Kill," "Headhunter," "Rebel Storm," and "Baby on Board" (for ABC starring Judge Reinhold and Carol Kane).
Frank has lived in the USA, Switzerland, the UK, and South Africa. He and his wife Regina currently live in Salisbury, MA and have three children. He works full-time as a writer of both screenplays and novels and also as a movie director and producer. Frank has also collaborated on the musical comedy version of his novel Portofino currently being developed for the stage. Schaeffer is the author of "Dancing Alone" and "Letters to Father Aristotle."
Books By Him
- Faith of Our Sons: Voices from the American Homefront -- The Wartime Diary of a Marine's Father.(ISBN 0786713224)
Keeping Faith: A Father-Son Story About Love and the United States Marine Corps
Dancing Alone: The Quest for Orthodox Faith in the Age of False Religion
Zermatt : A Novel
Voices from the Front : Letters Home from the Soldiers of Gulf War II
Letters to Father Aristotle: A Journey Through Contemporary American Orthodoxy