Ben De Bono

Co-Founder, Podcast Host

Ben along with Matt Anderson, is one of the two founders of The Sci-Fi Christian. You can catch the two of them weekly on The Sci-Fi Christian Podcast.  Ben and his wife Annie live in Ramsey, MN along with their two kids, Ellie and Owen nd their Golden Retriever, Samwise

Books: Lord of the Rings, Hyperion, Neverwhere, Fables, Walking Dead, Dune, Lord of Light, Ender’s Game, The Dark Tower, A Song of Ice and Fire and many, many more

TV: All things Joss Whedon, Battlestar Galactica, X-Files, Game of Thrones, LOST

Movies: Star Wars (original trilogy), Lord of the Rings, Dark City, Inception, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Sunshine, The Fountain, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Gattaca

Favorite Superhero: Batman

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Matt Anderson

Co-Founder, Podcast Host

Matt, along with Ben De Bono, founded the Sci-Fi Christian in January of 2011.  Matt’s first forays into the world of science fiction came in the form of the television shows, Unsolved Mysteries and the 1960’s Batman, as well as the movie Flight of the Navigator.  His interests quickly expanded into all areas of Sci-Fi, and he became a full-fledged fanatic at a young age after seeing both the Back to the Future trilogy and the original Star Wars trilogy.  Matt is currently working as Youth Director at EpicLife Church, and is pursuing his Master of Divinity from Northwestern College in Roseville, MN.

Favorite Sci-Fi Themes:  Parallel Universes, Time Travel, Cloning, Superheroes

TV:  LOST, Battlestar Galactica, Alias, 24, Firefly, Dollhouse, Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited, Sliders, Quantum Leap, X-Files, Fringe

Movies:  Back to the Future (trilogy), Matrix, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Reign of Fire, Momento, Star Wars (original trilogy and parts of the new trilogy).

Books:  The Chronicles of Narnia, Black, Red, White, Blink, Fables, Ender’s Game, The Walking Dead, Replay, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Screwtape Letters, The Giver

Favorite Superheroes: Batman and Spider-Man

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Daniel Butcher

Podcast Host Emeritus

He’s not the host you want, but he is the one you need! When the signal has been fired he will be there for you….to read a comic or present a dissenting (correct) view on a movie. Daniel can be heard weekly co-hosting  Welcome to Level Seven the Unofficial Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel Cinematic Universe podcast and writing about Disney fandom at

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Brandon Gibbs

Head Writer

Born and raised in the south, Brandon was exposed to sci-fi at an early age. After discovering Star Wars and the movie magic behind it, the wide array of sci-fi franchises opened him up into the geek he is today. After studying graphic design and marketing, and with a long time love for writing, he combined all three to help expand The Sci-Fi Christian and acts as head writer for the site. He currently resides in Atlanta, GA while enjoying a cold Dr. Pepper and TV marathons of his favorite sci-fi shows.

Books: Walking Dead, Kingdom Come, Dune, Anthem, Lord of the Rings, and many others

TV: Battlestar Galactica, X-Files, LOST, Firefly, Farscape, Doctor Who, Fringe, Sanctuary, Warehouse 13, Eureka, Star Trek, Stargate franchise

Movies: Star Wars (original trilogy), Lord of the Rings, Inception, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Sunshine, Blade Runner, Star Trek, Back to the Future, District 9, Moon, Gattaca, Pan’s Labyrinth, Children of Men and way too many more to count

Favorite Superhero: Batman

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Max Pfeffer

Lead Writer

Max grew up in the small college town of New Paltz, New York. One of his fondest memories as a child was when his dad would bring him to the local comic book shop every Sunday after church to but 25 cent comics. This love for comics followed him into adulthood and became a passion and career pursuit. Max earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from Eastern Connecticut State University and was a recipient of the prestigious Lifelong Learner Award in 2011. During his final year there, he researched and developed a course on graphic novels which is now being taught at the college. In addition to being a lead writer at The Sci-Fi Christian, Max is also a regular contributor and reviewer at Geeks of Doom and a monthly columnist at Hugo Award Winning SF Signal. Max lives with his wife in Connecticut and desperately tries to convince her to watch every science fiction television show known to man (it seems to be working).

Favorite Comics and Graphic Novels: Sweet Tooth, The Walking Dead, Scott Pilgrim, Bone, Rasl, Invincible, Blankets, Essex County, The Runaways
Favorite Authors: Joe Abercrombie, Brent Weeks, Jeff Lemire, David Dalglish, Robert Kirkman, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Jeff Smith, Orson Scott Card
Favorite TV Shows: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate (SG1, Atlantis, SGU), Firefly, LOST, Farscape, Arrested Development, Boy Meets World, New Girl, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Being Human (UK), Orphan Black
Favorite Movies: The Professional, Stargate, Star Wars, Spider-Man 1 & 2, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, X-Men: First Class, Inception, The Avengers
Favorite Cartoons: Batman: The Animated Series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men, Samurai Champloo
Favorite Bands: The Shins, The Decemberists, Band of Horses, Greg Laswell, Nickel Creek, Jon Foreman, Feist, Death Cab for Cutie, Third Eye Blind, Brett Dennen, Michael Jackson, The Format, Tegan and Sara, Chris Thile, Jack’s Mannequin, Mates of State

Max’s Blog:
Max on Twitter: @maxpfeff


Sarah Pfeffer


Sarah grew up as a non-nerd; or, at least she thought so. Thanks to her older brother, she spent her childhood watching shows like Batman: The Animated Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Highlander, along with all three of the original Star Wars movies. Sarah went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication with a minor in Visual Arts at SUNY New Paltz in 2009. That same year, she married the nerd of her dreams, Max (Maximus Prime). She didn’t fully realize until she was immersed in geek culture at New York Comic Con for the first time that she was, in fact, a total nerd (and proud of it).

Having done freelance writing, editing, photography and video for schools, organizations and individuals, Sarah became the editor of The Sci-Fi Christian in 2011. In 2013, she signed on as a contributor to Geeks of Doom and she also received her MA in Corporate Communications & Public Relations at Sacred Heart University. Sarah now works as a Communications Coordinator at a school, where she edits and writes web content, designs and writes printed publications, connects with press, handles social media and takes photos for school events.

Sarah’s writing has been published in multiple local news outlets. Her photos have been featured at Geeks of Doom, Sacred Heart University, South Kent School, The Sci-Fi Christian and various online news sources. When she discovers any moments of free time, Sarah enjoys singing and songwriting with her guitar and ukulele.

Books: Blankets, Mouse Guard, BONE, Scott Pilgrim, Redeeming Love, Nathan the Caveman, The Kite Runner, Ender’s Game

TV: Battlestar Galactica, LOST, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Stargate (SG1, Atlantis, SGU), Warehouse 13, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Orphan Black, New Girl

Movies: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Last of the Mohicans, It’s a Wonderful Life


Twitter: sarahepfeff


Mike Poteet

Lead Writer

Mike’s an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) currently serving the larger church as a freelance writer of Christian education materials. He has authored several literature study guides for Christian publisher Progeny Press. He’s also placed short stories in two professional anthologies: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds II (Pocket, 1999) and Leaps of Faith: An Anthology of Christian Science Fiction (The Writers Café Press, 2008).

He and his wife met at the College of William and Mary. They both earned Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. They live in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA, and are the proud parents of two young padawans.

All-Time Favorite Genre Film & TV: Star Trek; Doctor Who; Star Wars; The Twilight Zone; The Wizard of Oz; John Carter

All-Time Favorite Genre Books: Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles; The War of the Worlds; Clarke’s 2001 and 2010; Asimov’s Foundation and Robot novels; L. Frank Baum’s Oz books

Favorite Superhero: Superman (“…they only lack the light to show them the way…”)

You can find Mike on Facebook and Twitter (@Bibliomike).



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20 comments on “Contributors

  1. Hey SciFi Christian,

    Found the site looking up “Christian fiction podcast,” and am delighted to find this site. I also podcast and one of them is the Holy Worlds Podcast, which interviews Christian Speculative Fiction authors. If you guys have a promo for your show, let me know, and I’ll put it on the next episode. I’ll be seeing you as I go down the list and add you on the various social media hangouts. God bless!

  2. Palindrome Dec 7, 2012

    Did Koby lose a bet or did Ben write his profile?

  3. Daniel Dec 7, 2012

    Why would you assume Ben is the only one that likes to pick on Koby? I can reassure you Ben did not write it!

    • Palindrome Dec 7, 2012

      I just thought that Ben would be the only one who had enough of a grudge against him. But it’s hilarious, I can’t imagine that all of those things could be true of Koby.

    • Palindrome Dec 7, 2012

      But with the John Carter reference, I should have guessed it was you.

  4. Daniel Dec 7, 2012

    At least 2 things in it are true!

    • Palindrome Dec 7, 2012

      I’m guessing it’s the attending Bethel University and knitting. I can see Koby knitting.

  5. Hey Ben,

    Just thinking you might want to update your profile. It is a bit dated, methinks.

  6. I was just looking for some sites, people odd like me, haha. Anyway I really like this site!! Maybe you all could visit ours sometime, share some good geekness –

  7. Ditto on the profile, now for Matt. The outdated employment/education data notwithstanding, it is inexcusable to not even mention Matt’s current marital status, ie: his reason for living.

  8. You should interview Tiffany Smith @tiffanystweets. I think you and your audience would enjoy hearing her perspective on being a Christian Fan Girl in Hollywood. She is the host on DC All Access, Far Far Away Podcast and many other shows.

  9. Is there a Facebook page for the podcast? It’s not showing up when I search for it. I’d like it if there were (in both senses of the word “like”).