Alice Joyce Davidson
Alice Joyce Davidson is a poet/writer/editor who edited Helen Steiner Rice for Gibson Greetings. She created the “Alice in Bible Land” storybook series and has written countless children’s books with Christian themes and sales of over five million copies. Her books have been translated into German, Finnish, Portuguese, Korean, and Indonesian. Her hobbies include art and sculpting and she lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dr. Andrew Snelling rejoined Answers in Genesis in mid-2007 as the organization’s Director of Research, as a research geologist, and also as a speaker for layperson and technical audiences. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the online Answers Research Journal.
Dr. Snelling completed a bachelor of science degree in applied geology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, graduating with first class honors in 1975. His PhD in geology was awarded by the University of Sydney, Australia, in 1982 for his research thesis entitled “A Geochemical Study of the Koongarra Uranium Deposit, Northern Territory, Australia.” During his studies and afterward, Dr. Snelling worked for six years in the exploration and mining industries in Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, and the Northern Territory variously as a field, mine, and research geologist.
Anna C. Reed, niece of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, authored this amazing work for the ASSU prior to 1850. Originally translated into over 20 languages, the book was among the most widely read biographies of Washington at that time. The ASSU, now called the American Missionary Fellowship, has been associated with some of America’s most prominent citizens and religious leaders. Bushrod Washington, George Washington’s nephew and heir of Mount Vernon, was vide-president of the ASSU until 1829. Other ASSU officers include Francis Scott Key, D.L. Moody, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and John Adams (descendant of both early presidents).
Mr. Bodie Hodge attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and received a B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering, specializing in a subset of mechanical engineering based in advanced materials processing, particularly starting powders.
Over the years, he has served in many important roles. Through a grant from Lockheed Martin and developed a new method of production of Submicron Titanium Diboride as part of the research for his Master’s Degree. By the age of 24, he was teaching engineering at the undergraduate level, eventually moving on to accept a position as a test engineer for Caterpillar Inc. During his time there, Bodie found time to indulge his love of science, history and theology by teaching apologetics to junior high and high school students at his local church,
In 2003, Bodie joined the team at Answers in Genesis where he continues to work as a speaker, writer, and researcher on a host of topics, including fall of Satan and related events. His recent books include: The Fall of Satan and The Flood of Noah with the newest, Confound the Critics due out this fall.
Little did her mother know that the first and middle names she chose for her would actually describe two of Brenda’s favorite interests. Brenda from the comic strip “Brenda Star,” a redheaded reporter who loved to research a story, and Carol because her mom wanted her to sing. She’s been singing since the age of four.
Research has been a part of Brenda’s life for many years. Her work at Liberty University gave her experience working for administration and in radio syndication. She moved on to the city secretary’s office in Irving, Texas and then to underwriting commercial land loans but it wasn’t until she joined Daystar in the late 90′s that she was able to truly immerse herself int he Chrisitan media world.
Brenda really found her niche when she came on board at Berg Productions, where she was given the opportunity to learn about film production and a chance to grow her writing skills writing copy for his website and other projects. It turned out that research and writing are a good combination for her resulting in a book we’ve come to love, I Am Ruth — A Story of Loss, Love, and Redemption. Appealing the vast array of challenges women often face, it teaches us all to share in the many joys that God provides.
Gifted by God in many ways, Buddy Davis is a speaker and singer/songwriter for Answers in Genesis (AiG) in Hebron, Kentucky. There he leads the very popular “Creation Adventure” children’s workshop at AiG conferences. Whether geared for adults, children, or the whole family, Buddy’s messages are aimed at the lay audience. His easy-to-understand style makes him popular with listeners of all ages.
As an author and illustrator of children’s and family books, Buddy is once again able to minister to a wide range of people. Fiction and non-fiction, print and audio, Buddy’s style is perfect for family read-aloud time and classroom use.
As a songwriter, the sole purpose of Buddy’s music is to uphold the authority of God’s Word and draw people to a closer walk with Jesus Christ, our Creator and Savior. Hard-hitting songs like “Godly Men” and “I Believe” (written by Buddy) have ministered to many. Buddy plays a variety of acoustic and folk-style instruments (e.g., guitar, mandolin, harmonica, et al.), and his down-home-America singing style is pleasing to all.
Dr. Carl Wieland is founder and chief executive officer of Answers in Genesis, Brisbane, Australia. Carl also serves as a director of the affiliated Answers in Genesis creation ministries in the U.K. and the U.S.A. A former Adelaide, South Australia medical practitioner, Carl is in great demand as a speaker on the scientific evidence for the biblical creation/flood account and its relevance to Christianity. He has lectured extensively in Australia and overseas. Carl has written many articles on the subject of creation, evolution, and Genesis. He is the author of the popular Stones and Bones, which has been translated into five other languages. He is also co-author of One Blood: The Biblical Answer to Racism. In 1978 he founded Creation magazine, of which he is managing editor. The magazine now goes to over 140 countries.
Dr. Wieland’s amazing testimony can be found in the book Walking Through Shadows. This book is designed to help Christians understand why bad things happen in this world. In Carl’s case, he was severely injured in a automobile accident and underwent numerous surgeries. While his body is still suffering from the crash, his mind is extremely sharp. Dr. Wieland is a joy to listen to and an outstanding writer.
Dr. Carl Werner received his undergraduate degree in biology with distinction at the University of Missouri, graduating summa cum laude. He received his doctorate degree in medicine at the age of 23. He was the recipient of the Norman D. Jones Science Award and is both the author of Evolution: the Grand Experiment – The Quest for an Answer and is the executive producer of Evolution: The Grand Experiment video series.
Carolyn Reeves is especially skilled at creating ways to help students develop a greater understanding of not just scientific concepts, but also how these are applied within the world around us. Carolyn retired after a 30-year career as a science teacher, finished a doctoral degree in science education, and began a new venture as a writer and an educational consultant. She and her husband make their home in Oxford, Mississippi, where they are active members of North Oxford Baptist Church. The Reeves have three children, three in-law children, and ten grandchildren.
Chad Bonham has been working in mass media for over 20 years, authoring or co-authoring ten books, writing for publications such as Relevant, CCM, and Sports Spectrum, as well as being a columnist for Beliefnet.com. A graduate of the University of Tulsa, Chad and his wife Amy live in Broken Arrow, OK with sons Lance and Cole.
Chad Hovind received a master’s degree in ministry from Moody Bible Institute, and currently serves as the senior pastor of Horizon Community Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a powerful communicator with extensive experience in preaching and teaching, bringing alive the eternal principles of Scriptures for Christians today.
Colin Gunn is an award-winning writer/director/producer and accomplished animator. His previous films include Shaky Town, winner of the Best Political Film at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (SAICFF) and The Monstrous Regiment of Women which also won the Best of Festival award there. He most recently co-directed/wrote and produced the Documentaries IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America and Captivated: Finding Freedom in a Media Captive Culture both winning first and second place in the documentary section of the SAICFF. He also recently acted as executive producer on Act Like Men: A Titanic Lesson in Manliness.
Craig Froman is a curriculum writer, as well as assistant editor at New Leaf Publishing Group. He has a bachelor of arts in business administration from Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California, and a masters degree in education from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri. He is also the author of Passport to the World (Master Books, 2010).
Dr. Danny R. Faulkner has a B.S. (Math), M.S. (Physics), M.A. and Ph.D. (Astronomy, Indiana University). He is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina Lancaster, where he taught physics and astronomy. Upon his retirement from the University at the end of 2012, Dr. Faulkner assumed the position of astronomer at Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum. He has published more than one hundred papers in various astronomy and astrophysics journals. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Creation Research Society and is the editor of the Creation Research Society Quarterly.
David Down has experienced the wonders of archaeological discoveries in Egypt, the Middle East and Israel for over 48 years. David shares his latest discoveries in a monthly archaeology journal called “Diggings,” and a bi-monthly magazine called “Archaeological Diggings” produced and distributed in the United States.
David R. McQueen was trained in mineralogy at the University of Tennessee (BA in geology) and at the University of Michigan (MS in geology). McQueen taught college geology at George Mason University, Virginia State University, East Tennessee State University, and the Institute for Creation Research’s Graduate School.
Don Landis is the president of Jackson Hole Bible College in Jackson, Wyoming. He is also Sr. Pastor at Community Bible Church in Jackson and Chairman of the Board for Answers in Genesis. He is the chief editor for The Genius of Ancient Man and worked closely alongside many students from Jackson Hole Bible College who also contributed to its completion.
Dr. Gish is known as one of the foremost creationist debaters in the world today. He has logged literally hundreds of thousands of miles in bringing the truth of creation to adults and children alike. Dr. Gish’s travels have taken him to virtually every state in the continental U.S. and into 25 foreign countries, including the Soviet Union. His book, Dinosaurs: Those Terrible Lizards, was published when there was very little creationist literature available for children. Evolution: The Challenge of the Fossil Record is the book God has used in the lives of many to lay aside, once and for all, the fallacious ape-man theory.
Dr. Gish has held positions at Berkeley, Cornell University Medical College, and The Upjohn Company, where he collaborated with former Nobel Prize winners in various projects. His interest in creation grew until, in 1971, he left The Upjohn Company to join the faculty at the newly established (1970) Christian Heritage College and its research division. In 1972, the latter changed its name to the Institute for Creation Research where Dr. Gish has been the Associate Director and Vice President since that time.
Eric Alexander, skier, climber, and mountaineer is achieving his goals while playing an instrumental role in helping others to achieve their own. On May 25th, 2001, Eric and his team defied the odds and scaled Mt. Everest, guiding his blind friend Erik Weihenmayer to its lofty 29,035 ft. summit. In 2002, the pair traveled to Russia and climbed Mt. Elbrus at 18,500 ft., and again found success on Mt. Kosciusko, Australia. Eric shares this inspirational story with audiences all over the country, and when he is not traveling, he teaches disabled skiers in Vail, Colorado.
He directs Adventures Beyond Limits, an organization that educates and encourages youth with disabilities in the outdoors. Eric grew up in the Colorado Rockies and started climbing in his teens. He was a member of the University of Denver ski team, which led him to pursue work as a Ski Patrolman in Vail and the French Alps, as well as instructing at Beaver Creek Resort.
Eric has successfully climbed the highest point on six of the seven continents and led expeditions throughout Europe, North America, South America, the Himalayas and other mountainous regions of the globe. He is the author of The Summit: Faith Beyond Everest’s Death Zone.
“Dino Dave” Woetzel was privileged to grow up in a Christian home and, as a child, accepted Christ as his personal Savior. He was fascinated with dinosaurs at an early age and grew to love science. Dave graduated from Bob Jones University in 1987 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree. He currently resides with his wife Gloria and two children in Concord, New Hampshire, where he is the president of CCR Data Systems, a technology firm.
Dave has had numerous opportunities to speak on the topic of Science and the Bible around the world. In 1999 Dave started the Genesis Park website which showcases evidence that men and dinosaurs coexisted, much of which is now included in this book.
He has also spearheaded some fascinating expeditions that have earned him the nickname “Dino Dave.” These include a trip into the unexplored African rainforest of Cameroon; travel to a remote volcanic island in Papua New Guinea; an expedition up the Amazon through the Madidi River in Bolivia; an investigation into the swamps of Lake Bangweulu, Zambia; research at Scotland’s Loch Ness; pursuit of swimming monsters in Lake Champlain and Lake Okanagan in North America; and research on Lake Nahuel Haupi in South America.
Gary Frazier is the founder and President of Discovery Missions. He is a respected speaker and writer on the subject of Bible prophecy and current events, has appeared on numerous documentaries, the History Channel, and national radio programs. Authoring numerous books, he is a contributor to the Tim LaHaye Prophecy Study Bible, The Popular Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy, and travels nationally speaking in many of America’s largest churches. He has degrees from Criswell College, Southwestern Seminary and Louisiana Baptist University, his Doctor of Humanities degree from Liberty University and Doctor of Divinity from International Seminary in Plymouth, FL.
After starting his 30-year college teaching career as a non-Christian evolutionist, Dr. Gary Parker became a zealous creationist, eventually serving as professor of biology at the Institute for Creation Research in San Diego, lecturing worldwide for both ICR and Answers in Genesis, writing five science textbooks and seven creation books (translated into over 10 languages), and appearing in numerous films, videos and television programs. Dr. Parker and his wife, Mary, also run family camps, workshops, and credit courses through the Creation Adventures Museum near their home in Arcadia, Florida.
Dr. Purdom is a researcher and speaker for Answers in Genesis. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from Ohio State University in 2000. Her specialty is cellular and molecular biology. Dr. Purdom’s graduate work focused on genetic regulation of factors important for bone remodeling. She is a compelling and dynamic lecturer and well qualified to speak on the relevance of Genesis to the issue of biblical authority. She is the only female Ph.D. scientist engaged in full-time speaking and research for a biblical creationist organization in North America. Dr. Purdom is a member of the Creation Research Society and serves on the editorial board and executive council of BSG: A Creation Biology Study Group. She serves as a peer reviewer for Answers Research Journal and Creation Research Science Quarterly. She along with Dr. Joseph Francis of Master’s College are co-founders of the Microbe Forum. This forum sponsors research, collaboration, and conferences in the field of creation microbiology.
A prolific and influential scholar known to believers and skeptics alike as “the father of modern creation science,” Dr. Henry M. Morris truly was a man of science and a staunch man of God. He was even said to have set the terms of debate about evolution for the second half of the 20th century by one Pulitzer Prize-winning academician. Dr. Morris began his serious study of the Bible in the 1930s and authoring books in the 1940s, but it was his landmark work, co-authored with Dr. John Whitcomb, titled The Genesis Flood in 1961 that influenced generations to begin discovering the fallacies of evolution and the biblical truth of creation.
With over 60 books, founding and leading the Institute for Creation Research (ICR), Dr. Morris’ death in 2006 was a profound loss to millions.
Dr. Morris created a thriving legacy that continues to equip many Christians to be able to defend the accuracy and authority of Scripture today. The new Henry Morris Study Bible and other resources that he developed remain essential sources of knowledge and understanding for believers.
Henry Morris III
Dr. Henry Morris III holds four earned degrees, including a D.Min. from Luther Rice Seminary and the Presidents and Key Executives MBA from Pepperdine University. A former college professor, administrator, business executive, and senior pastor, Dr. Morris is an articulate and passionate speaker frequently invited to address church congregations, college assemblies, and national conferences. The eldest son of ICR’s founder, Dr. Morris has served for many years in conference and writing ministry. His love for the Word of God and passion for Christian maturity, coupled with God’s gift of teaching, has given Dr. Morris a broad and effective ministry over the years. He has authored numerous articles and books, including The Big Three: Major Events that Changed History Forever, Exploring the Evidence for Creation, 5 Reasons to Believe in Recent Creation, and The Book of Beginnings: A Practical Guide to Understand and Teach Genesis.
Israel Wayne is an author and conference speaker who has a passion for defending the Christian faith and promoting a Biblical worldview. The author of Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview and Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship, Israel has written a regular column for the Home School Digest and Brush Arbor Revival Quarterly magazines and is the site editor for ChristianWorldview.net. He is a homeschool father of eight and his newest title, Questions God Asks, was released in the Spring of 2014.
James. P. Stobaugh
Dr. James Stobaugh was a Merrill Fellow at Harvard and holds degrees from Vanderbilt and Rutgers universities, and Princeton and Gordon-Conwell seminaries. An experienced teacher, he is a recognized leader in homeschooling and has published numerous books for students and teachers in areas of history, literature, college preparation and more. He and his wife Karen have homeschooled their four children since 1985. His latest release, the six book set: Studies in World History draws on those years of education and experience for a complete history experience!
Highly educated and well-traveled, Archbishop James Ussher set out in 1650 on what would be a five-year task to write a history of the world. Ussher left his native Ireland and traveled Europe, seeking historical documents and other writings to aid in his research. Many of the source texts used by him have been destroyed through the centuries, while Ussher’s book still contains events otherwise lost forever. A meticulous researcher, compiler and Bible scholar, Ussher used the date of Nebuchadnezzar as a historical reference point, and traced the biblical genealogies backward from there to arrive at a date for creation — not millions of years ago, but only a few thousand. He then set his collection of world events and biblical events in chronological order, and The Annals of the World is the remarkable result. For years, Ussher’s timeline was used in King James Versions of the Bible as a reference for the events there. Ussher was one of the greatest scholars and theologians of his time, and rose to prominence within the Church of Ireland at a very young age. Ussher had a great love of books as well as history, and was known for his extensive library, which went on to form the core of the famous library at Trinity College in Dublin.
Dr. Jason Lisle is the Director of Research and a featured speaker and writer for the Institute for Creation Research. He previously served as the Planetarium Director for the Creation Museum in KY. Dr. Lisle has also authored a number of books which include: Taking Back Astronomy, The Ultimate Proof of Creation, Old-Earth Creationism on Trial, and The Stargazer’s Guide to the Night Sky.
Dr. Jason Lisle holds bachelor of science degrees in physics and astronomy from Ohio Wesleyan University, as well as a master’s and PhD in Astro-physics from the University of Colorado in Boulder. As a creation scientist Dr. Lisle effectively communicates a broad range of topics from in-depth presentations of distant starlight, Einstein’s relativity, and problems with the big bang to topics from astronomy and general science to apologetics and dinosaurs.
Jay Seegert is an international speaker and Co-founder/Executive Director of the Creation Education Center (CECwisc.com). He holds degrees in physics and engineering technology and has been lecturing on creation/evolution & the authority of Scripture for over 28 years. He is also a board member for Logos Research Associates and a former adjunct speaker for Creation Ministries International.
Dr. Jean Lightner is an adjunct professor with Liberty University Online. She has a B.S. in Agriculture (Animal Science major), a D.V.M., and a M.S. in veterinary preventive medicine. After working just over three years as a veterinary medical officer for the US Department of Agriculture, she resigned to stay at home and teach her four children. Now that her children are grown, she is deeply involved in creation research. She has contributed numerous articles to creation journals, magazines, and websites and serves as a board member for the Creation Research Society. She is also a member of the Creation Biology Society, Christian Veterinary Mission and the National Animal Health Emergency Response Corps.
Jeffrey Seto works as an Aerospace Engineer in Experimental Research and Development. His work encompasses supersonic boom suppression, synthetic vision approach systems and structural and system testing in civilian and military sectors. He has worked internationally in the U.S., Canada, and Germany for over 20 years. He holds a B. Eng in Aerospace, an Electrical Engineering Diploma in Avionics and is a Senior member of AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics). He is married and currently resides in California.
Joaquin Fernandez is a veteran producer of documentaries, television commercials, and educational and marketing videos. He most recently co‐wrote, co‐directed, shot and edited the award winning documentary film “IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America.” Joaquin has produced and directed extensively in the U.S., as well as in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.
Originally from Miami, Florida, Joaquin worked for several multinational ad agencies in the 90’s, and provided video solutions for higher education. He is a media consultant for Exodus Mandate, a Christian ministry to encourage Christian parents to provide for their children a Christian education. He is president of The Lighthouse Video & Graphics, a communications firm in Wake Forest, North Carolina, where he lives with his wife and four children.
The public knows Joe Bonsall as a thirty-year member of the American music group, “The Oak Ridge Boys.” He is the energetic one on the end singing the high harmonies and lead vocals on such songs as Elvira, I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometime, Love Song, as well as other Oaks’ standards such as Fall To Fly, My Son, and Dancin’ The Night Away. He joined the Oaks in 1973. As with the other group members, much of his time is spent on the road performing, but Joe has found his own way to get the maximum possible enjoyment out of touring.
Joe is also an avid songwriter and successful author. His critically acclaimed Molly The Cat book series (Ideal Children’s books, 1997) as well as his many published articles have established him as a talented and appreciated author. In 2003, New Leaf Press published G. I. Joe and Lillie: Remembering a Life of Love and Loyalty, an inspirational biography Joe penned about his parents. His song by the same name was included in the Oaks’ Colors album, which was released the same year. Joe subsequently wrote the title song to The Journey album and the text for the Oaks’ coffee table book, An American Journey. New Leaf also publishes his Christmas family book, An Inconvenient Christmas.
Dr. John F. Ashton is Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Victoria University, Melbourne, and Adjunct Professor of Applied Sciences at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, the largest Australian tertiary institution. He holds a BSc (Honors) with prize in chemistry and PhD in epistemology (a branch of philosophy dealing with the limits of knowledge), also with prize, from the University of Newcastle and an MSc in chemistry from the University of Tasmania.
Dr. Ashton is a Chartered Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, and a former Honorary Associate in the School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences at the University of Sydney. He also served as editor of three books related to science and faith issues, including the much-cited In Six Days: Why 50 Scientists Choose to Believe in Creation.
Dr. John Morris is president of the Institute for Creation Research. He received his Doctorate in Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. He held the position of Professor of Geology before being appointed President in 1996. He currently travels and speaks on the topic of creation science.
John Hudson Tiner
John Hudson Tiner received five National Science Foundation teaching fellowships during his 12 years as a teacher of mathematics and science that allowed him to study graduate chemistry, astronomy, and mathematics. He also worked as a mathematician and cartographer for the Defense Mapping Agency, Aerospace Center in St. Louis, MO.
Tiner has received numerous honors for his writing, including the Missouri Writer’s Guild award for best juvenile book for Exploring the World of Chemistry. He and his wife, Jeanene, live in Missouri.
Julie Cave credits her parents for introducing her to books at a young age, which fostered an enduring passion for reading and writing. As a child, her favorite authors were Enid Blyton and C.S. Lewis and it wasn’t long before she began copying them, writing short stories for anyone who would read them. At fifteen, two things happened which would shape her future: she heard a creation science speaker at her church which cemented her faith in God; and she finished her second novel-length story and realized she had fallen in love with writing novels.
After school, she completed a health science degree, got married, and worked in banking and finance. All the while she wondered how she could combine her love of writing and her strong passion for Christian apologetics and evangelism. One weekend at a church camp, a friend asked, ‘What if the guy in charge of the Smithsonian Institution went missing?’ The result – and the answer to that question – is Julie’s maiden published novel, Deadly Disclosures. This book is first in the Dinah Harris trilogy authored by Julie; the other two books are titled The Shadowed Mind and Pieces of Light.
Julie has two daughters and lives in Brisbane, Australia with her family. She divides her time between being a wife, a mother, and an author.
Jennifer O. White has a bachelor’s degree in social work, with a minor in marketing, the spiritual gifts of mercy and shepherding, and a passion to help others know their worth despite their failings. She taught Sunday School classes, small groups, women’s Bible studies in person and on-line, and currently teaches at JenniferOWhite.com about pursuing a relationship with God through prayer.
Ken Ham is the president/CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis – U.S. and the highly acclaimed Creation Museum. Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America. Ken’s emphasis is on the relevance and authority of the book of Genesis and how compromise on Genesis has opened a dangerous door regarding how the culture and church view biblical authority. His Australian accent, keen sense of humor, captivating stories, and exceptional PowerPoint illustrations have made him one of North America’s most effective Christian communicators.
Kim Jones loves adventures in the outdoors. National Park Ranger, Outdoor instructor, curriculum writer, teacher and guide at Mount St. Helens’ Seven Wonders Museum are some of her life adventures. Kim continues to write and teach about the outdoors. Currently, she serves as outdoor education consultant for Allaso Ranch near Hawkins, Texas. Kim holds a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from University of Central Arkansas and a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Illinois University.
The Awesome Science series is brought to you by Kyle Justice, the same producer of the “X-Nilo Show” and “The Creation Network.” His work has appeared on such networks as National Geographic, ESPN, and The Outdoor Channel. A true family project, Awesome Science is brought to you by 14-year-old host Noah Justice, producer and father Kyle Justice, and younger brother Jeremiah Justice who helps with video editing and their website.
Dr. Lainna Callentine, MEd, MD, is a physician, instructor, writer, speaker, and creator at Sciexperience, as well as pediatrician at Bolingbrook Christian Health Center. She left formal medicine in the E.R. to homeschool her three children.
Laura Welch has worked in the Christian book publishing industry for almost 10 years, currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of New Leaf Publishing Group. Her education and experience in publishing, journalism, technical writing and research are the platforms from which she develops innovative book content. With a love for words, writing and history, Welch brings remarkable projects to completion. Welch’s recent work includes co-editing the award-winning Dragons: Legends & Lore of Dinosaurs, and the Big Book of History, and newly released: The Flood of Noah: Legends and Lore of Survival.
Lily is a founder and member of The Isaacs, who have been sharing their faith for over 35 years. They perform often at the Grand Ole Opry and in the Gaither
Homecoming concerts and video series. Individually and as a group, they have won numerous Dove, Gospel Voice, NQC, AGM, SCGMA, SPBGMA, SGM, and SGN awards.
Maria Von Trapp
Maria von Trapp’s life story was immortalized in the movie “The Sound of Music.” Her position was not governess to all the children, as the movie portrayed, but specifically to the captain’s daughter who was bedridden with rheumatic fever. The rest is truly history. Maria never returned to the convent and married the Captain on November 26, 1927. Her life began as a socialist and atheist then quickly and dramatically changed in a chance meeting with a visiting Jesuit priest to her college. She and her husband shared with their children about the life of Jesus and how His story entered into their lives and imaginations, which is detailed in her book Yesterday, Today & Forever.
Marilyn Boyer is the descendant of a Revolutionary War soldier, and a daughter of a World War II veteran. She is the wife of an Air Force veteran, mother and home educator of fourteen sons and daughters, and grandmother of six. Deeply patriotic and passionate about America’s Christian history, Marilyn has in For You They Signed brought to life the stories of the 56 noble men who pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to secure our freedom. Marilyn and her husband, Rick, were among the pioneers of the modern home education movement in the early 1980’s. Together they founded The Learning Parent ministry, have written over a dozen books, and travel around the country and abroad, speaking at home school and Christian parenting conferences to encourage, inspire and challenge the parents training the next generation of Americans. Their books have circulated around the globe and have been translated into several foreign languages.
Nancy Pelander Johnson
Nancy Johnson graduated with a B.A. from the University of Colorado, and continues to write and travel throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Lloyd R. Hight worked for various advertising agencies, designing several covers for RCA records, and developing a variety of projects for Master Books.
Paul Taylor holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Nottingham and a Master’s degree in science education from the University of Cardiff. He taught science in state schools in Britain for nearly 20 years, eventually becoming a department head. He joined the staff of Answers in Genesis, United Kingdom, in 2005 and served there as Head of Media and Publications. He currently serves as Director of Ministry Development for Creation Today and is an in-demand speaker and writer.
Ray Comfort is the best-selling author of more than 70 books, including The Evidence Bible (2002 Gold Medallion Book Awards finalist) and The Defender’s Guide for Life’s Toughest Questions published by Master Books.
He is the president of Living Waters ministry, co-host of an award-winning television program (with actor Kirk Cameron) called Way of the Master, blogs daily to hundreds of atheists at “Atheist Central,” and has debated atheistic evolution on ABC’s Nightline, as well as the BBC. His Atheist Test booklet has sold more than one million copies. Previous titles of Ray’s have ranked number #1 in various sales categories on Amazon.com including: apologetics, spirituality, atheism, and Christianity.
He lives with his wife, Sue, in Southern California where they have three grown children.
Richard D. Dobbs, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia and also grew up with Christian parents. He was a dinosaur fan for as long as he can remember and began drawing pictures of the great reptiles at an early age. Richard discovered he had gifts in art and music and desired to spend his life devoting these gifts to God’s glory. While still a young man Richard experienced God’s love and grace and, at the age of 13, was baptized to publicly confess his devotion to Christ.
After high school, Richard enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and was assigned to Camp Pendleton where he played in the Band. In 1989 he participated in Desert Storm as an M-60 Gunner, providing security detail. In 1991 he showed his personal art portfolio to the Camp Pendleton Art Department and was accepted into their graphics team despite his lack of formal training. After leaving the Marines, Richard earned an Associate’s Degree in Commercial Art from Johnston Community College in Smithfield, North Carolina.
Richard works as a freelance artist and graphic illustrator. He enjoys fine art projects like portraits, paintings, murals, and book illustrations. Richard lives near Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife Carrie and three daughters.
Rick Boyer is a nationally known homeschool speaker and author. He and his wife Marilyn have taught their 14 children at home, beginning in 1980. They also own The Learning Parent ministry, selling homeschool curricula.
Roger Howerton lives in Dallas, Texas, where he works as an editor in the Communications Ministry of one of America’s largest churches. The author of ten books, he enjoys using biblical principles and knowledge as the background for his writing, creatively teaching while entertaining readers.
Sebastian Adams, in early as in later life, was a studious and earnest scholar. The son of a prominent family who were patrons of education and science, he would become an educator, statesman, and author during his lifetime of achievements. It was from his mother that he developed his love for reading and the perseverance to create this incomparable timeline of history, developed as a visual classroom resource for his students.
Shannon O’Dell is a devoted husband and father of four. People know him as innovative, inspiring and committed to reaching out to struggling rural churches and churches with a rural state of mind. Shannon believes no matter how small or low on finances; your church can become a relevant force for transforming lives! He has served Brand New Church as senior pastor for over eight years in Bergman, Arkansas, a small community of just over 400 people. Brand New Church has grown from 31 to 2000 members with 6 campuses under Shannon’s leadership. He is the author of Transforming Church in Rural America.
Steve Ham serves as senior director of outreach for Answers in Genesis, overseeing the 250 conferences and other events that AiG typically holds each year. This oversight also includes AiG’s international division, Answers Worldwide, which includes speaking tours overseas and a translations ministry (more than 75 languages). The younger brother of AiG President Ken Ham, Steve joined AiG in 2009.
For 25 years, Dr. Tim LaHaye pastored one of the nation’s outstanding churches in San Diego, Calif., which grew to three locations. It was during this time he also founded two accredited Christian high schools, a school system of 10 Christian schools, San Diego Christian College (formerly Christian Heritage College), and assisted Dr. Henry Morris in the founding of the Institute for Creation Research, the nation’s foremost exponent of creationist materials.
Tim LaHaye has written more than 50 non-fiction books on a wide range of subjects such as: family life, temperaments, sexual adjustment, Bible prophecy, the will of God, Jesus Christ, and secular humanism with over 13 million in print, some of which have been translated into thirty-two foreign languages. His writings are best noted for their easy-to-understand and scripturally based application of biblical principles that assist in facing and handling the challenges of life. He designed the LaHaye Temperament Analysis that has been used by over 30,000 people; many have found it to be a life-changing tool for self-improvement.
LaHaye and his wife Beverly, who is chairman of the board and founder of Concerned Women for America, have been married for over 55 years and live in southern California. They have four grown children, nine grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
Todd Friel is a fun and engaging speaker with knack for making things like Greek and hermeneutics easy to understand. His presentations are filled with a mix of humor and a strong Biblical foundation. Todd is currently host of “Wretched Radio,” a daily syndicated talk radio program, as well as host of “Wretched TV.”
Tom DeRosa is an experienced science teacher and a committed creationist. He has incorporated both his passions in the founding and the directing of the Creation Studies Institute, a growing national creation organization whose chief focus is education. His wealth of experience in the public school, Christian school, and homeschool markets for over 35 years has given special insights into what really works in engaging young minds. He is an author and sought-out, enthusiastic creation speaker who has a genuine love for the education of our next generation.
Tom Hennigan was educated in the public school system and was inundated with the evolutionary belief that we could explain all life without God. Through high school and into his early years of college he was satisfied that he understood the “scientific” view of life’s origins and that God need not be included in the equation. However, after a pair of fellow students shared the case for a Creator with him, followed by a series of amazing circumstances that included sleepless nights, answered prayer, miraculous intervention, and deep soul searching, Tom gave his life to Jesus Christ.
Tom is an Associate Professor of Organismal Biology at Truett-McConnell College and has an A.A.S. from the New York State Forest Ranger School, a B.S. in Natural Resources Management from the University of Alaska, an M.S. in Education from Syracuse University, and an M.P.S. in Environmental and Forest Biology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He has taught environmental science and ecology for 18 years and teaches ecological concepts and field methods in herpetology, mammalogy, and forest ecology and has studied in the Galápagos.
He has written for the Creation Research Society Quarterly, Answers Research Journal, Creation, Creation Illustrated and Answers Magazines. As a product of creation evangelism, his passions include helping people to see the glory of Christ in Creation and encouraging the Body of Christ toward Biblical Stewardship and Discipleship. Tom and Jennifer have four grown children and live in Cleveland, Georgia.
Dr. Tommy Mitchell has been a speaker and writer for Answers in Genesis since 2005. He has degrees in cell biology and biochemistry, as well as a medical degree. Once an evolutionist, now a creationist, he feels extremely passionate about sharing the vital creation/gospel message with the world, especially with influential teens.
Dr. Wayde Goodall is Dean of the College of Ministry at Northwest University, Kirkland, Washington. He is founder of WorldWideFamily.org and frequently assists leaders, pastors, and missionaries with marriage and family discipleship training. Because of his extensive writing, pastoral experience, and education, he frequently lectures at Universities and Seminaries and his discipleship tools are a Focus on the Family favorite for marriage and counseling in the international community.
Dr. Goodall has written and co-authored 14 books, including; Success Kills, Why Great Men Fall, Conflict Management for Church Leaders, Marriage and Family, The Fruit of the Spirit, The Choice, The Blessing, The Battle, and Back to the Word. Many of which are translated into several languages. His latest book, Success Kills: Sidestep the Snares that will Steal Your Dreams, was released in 2009. Another of his books, called Marriage and Family has been translated into 15 languages. Marriage and Family is currently in approximately two million Chinese homes. Wayde’s book Why Great Men Fall is utilized extensively by Focus on the Family, men’s ministries, staff training, and secular organizations. His new book on Christian Counseling will be finished in the fall 2011. Wayde has been featured on two recent Focus on the Family radio broadcasts on the topic of Why Great Men Fall. He is also the creator of the Enrichment Journal, a clergy magazine that has received “Best Clergy Magazine” award from the Evangelical Press Association.