Biola alumnus Frank Pastore (M.A. ’94) — a popular Christian radio show host of The Frank Pastore Show on KKLA 99.5 FM and avid Biola supporter — passed away on the afternoon of Monday, Dec. 17, after being in a month-long coma. Pastore had been in critical care since being involved in a motorcycle accident while driving home the week before Thanksgiving.

The Biola community mourns the loss of our brother in Christ, alumnus and friend.

Frank Pastore graduated from Talbot School of Theology in 1994.

“Frank Pastore had a heart for the gospel and understood in the deepest ways the profound impact of a Christian worldview not only on our lives and on our educational institutions but on our culture,” said Biola University President Barry H. Corey. “He was a profound voice of reason and of engagement, and he was able to articulate with clarity and listen with sensitivity.”

“As a graduate of Biola's M.A. in philosophy program, we considered Frank part of our family. I am thankful for his graciousness and kindness to us in many ways, in championing the very heart of Biola that was part of his life and passion. He will be profoundly missed, not only by Biola, but by countless others who depended on him day in and day out to help them think clearly and Christianly about the big issues of the day.”

Frank Pastore with his wife, Gina, and Barry H. Corey at a Chuck Colson event on campus.

Biola professors were frequent guests on the Frank Pastore Show. Pastore was honored with an Alumni Award in 2010 for Impact in Media.

As a Talbot School of Theology graduate, Pastore was also a highlighted speaker at the dedication ceremony for the school's new building in October 2011.

The links below offer more information about Pastore and his friendship with Biola:

Written by Jenna Bartlo, Media Relations Coordinator. For more information, contact Jenna at 562.777.4061 or