President and CEO of Answers in Genesis
Ken Ham’s greatest burden is to share the truths of God’s Word, beginning with Genesis 1:1. As president and CEO of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum, Ken presents creation topics at Answers Conferences worldwide, has authored and co-authored many books including the bestselling The Lie and Already Gone, and hosts Answers... with Ken Ham, a daily radio broadcast on 500 radio stations. Ken and his wife live in the Cincinnati area and have five children and ten grandchildren.
President of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council
Tony Perkins is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years. Tony hosts a regular national radio program, "Washington Watch Weekly," broadcasts a daily commentary heard on over 300 stations nationwide, and sends daily email updates to tens of thousands of grassroots activists. An effective communicator, he frequently appears on national broadcast and cable news programs.
A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and a former police officer and television news reporter, Tony brings a unique blend of experience and leadership to the pro-family movement. He received his undergraduate degree from Liberty University and a Master's Degree from Louisiana State University in Public Administration. In May 2006 he received an honorary doctorate in theology from Liberty University. Tony and Lawana, married in 1986, have five children.
Talk Show Host of Wretched Radio
Todd Friel is host of Wretched Radio and Wretched TV. Todd’s “Drive By” lecture series includes: Theology, Church History, Marriage, Parenting and Discernment. He has one wife, three children and a dog.
President of Creation Today
Eric began full-time ministry service in 1999. He served in nearly every ministry capacity as well as traveling and speaking. At the age of 30, Eric committed the rest of his life work to the ministry of reaching people through the creation message and founded God Quest ministries and Creation Today.
Eric lives in Pensacola, Florida with his wife, Tanya, and three children, Stephanie, Angie and Jordan. Eric and the Creation Today team’s mission remains steadfast: impact the world to KNOW their creator—GOD!
Apologetics Prof at SBTS. Dir. of SBTS-Nashville. Editorial role with kairosjournal.org and biblemesh.com.
In addition to teaching at Southern Seminary, Dr. Coppenger is managing editor of the online Kairos Journal. Before attending seminary, he taught at Wheaton and Vanderbilt, where he directed a project for the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has authored, edited, or contributed to numerous books. His articles and reviews have appeared in Teaching Philosophy, Touchstone, American Spectator, Criswell Review, Reformation and Revival, USA Today, and Christian Scholar’s Review. Dr. Coppenger has served as pastor of First Baptist Church, El Dorado, Arkansas; executive director of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana; chairman of the SBC Resolutions Committee; president of Midwestern Seminary; and short-term mission volunteer to Brazil, Russia, Romania, Belgium, Egypt, and Sudan. He is a retired infantry officer.
Dr. Andrew Snelling
Editor-in-Chief of the Answers Research Journal
Dr. Snelling completed a bachelor of science degree in applied geology at the University of New South Wales in 1975 and a PhD in geology at the University of Sydney, Australia, in 1982. Dr. Snelling worked for six years in the exploration and mining industries throughout Australia variously as a field, mine, and research geologist. Dr. Snelling joined Answers in Genesis in 2007 as the Director of Research and as a speaker for layperson and technical audiences. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Answers Research Journal.
Dr. Georgia Purdom
Researcher, Speaker, and Author for Answers in Genesis
Dr. Purdom graduated with a PhD in molecular genetics from Ohio State University in 2000. Her specialty is cellular and molecular biology. As a former biology professor, she has the experience necessary to make scientific concepts understandable to a wide variety of people. She has also studied the modern Intelligent Design Movement and has a passion for helping women understand the importance of Genesis for their roles as wives and mothers.
Buddy is a sculptor, artist, and recording artist. He tours with Answers in Genesis seminars worldwide and has recorded several Christian music albums. Buddy has been on numerous dinosaur digs, and he has dug up Duckbill dinosaur fossils in Alaska. But Buddy is probably best known for his life-sized dinosaur models, including a full-size T-Rex on display at the Creation Museum near Cincinnati, Ohio.
As a songwriter, artist, and producer John has won a Dove Award and was nominated for seven others. John has also appeared on the ABC television special honoring the life and ministry of Dr. Billy Graham, sung on a live recording with Max Lucado narrating, and performed praise centered concerts in most of the United States and over twenty-five countries.
John is heard on Christian radio throughout the nation, featuring his seven vocal and four solo piano/instrumental recordings. In 2004, Steinway Piano added John to their International Roster of endorsed artists. John resides in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Carol and family.
Having taught in the public schools for 10 years, Bill Jack is a captivating speaker who will teach how to think logically and Biblically. He's also a speaker with the Worldview Academy and has produced several videos on the subject of Apologetics.
- Teen Session 1 - Intro to Ways of the Wizards vs. the Way of the WisemanTue. 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Teen Session 2 - Creation vs Evolution: What's the Big Deal?Tue. 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
- Session 11 - Whatever!Wed. 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Teen Session 4 - Taking What is Common to the Culture and Turning it into Pulpits!Wed. 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Dr. Terry Mortenson
Theologian, Historian of Geology, and Author for Answers in Genesis
With a PhD in history of geology from the University of Coventry in England, Dr. Mortenson has been studying and speaking on the creation-evolution controversy worldwide since the 1970s. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL.
Dr. Tommy Mitchell
Physician, Speaker, and Author for Answers in Genesis
Dr. Mitchell graduated with a BA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1980, with a major in cell biology and a minor in biochemistry. He earned a doctorate degree in medicine from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Mitchell had a thriving medical practice in Gallatin, TN for 20 years, but in late 2006, he withdrew from medical practice to pursue creation ministry full time with Answers in Genesis.
Senior Director of Outreach for Answers in Genesis
The younger brother of AiG President Ken Ham, Steve is the author of the book In God We Trust: Why Biblical Authority Matters for Every Believer and the creation evangelism curriculum Answers for Life. Steve’s heart for evangelism and missions has resulted in service on the boards of various Christian schools and missions organizations.
Speaker, Writer, and Researcher for Answers in Genesis
Bodie attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and earned a BS and MS in mechanical engineering. His specialty was a subset of mechanical engineering based in advanced materials processing, particularly starting powders. Currently, Bodie is a speaker, writer, and researcher for Answers in Genesis–USA.
Dr. Jean Lightner
Dr. Jean Lightner worked just over three years as a veterinary medical officer for the US Department of Agriculture before resigning to stay at home to raise 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 a member of the Ark kinds research team with specific responsibilities of researching mammals and birds.
Dr. Andrew J. Fabich
Assistant professor of microbiology at Liberty University
Dr. Andrew J. Fabich earned a B.S. in molecular genetics from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Oklahoma. Currently, an assistant professor of microbiology at Liberty University, he is active in teaching both residentially and online in addition to mentoring students by doing research at the bench. He teaches principles of biology, microbiology, history of life, and molecular techniques. Regardless of the course, Dr. Fabich emphasizes doing scientific research from a biblical worldview. His primary research interest has been to characterize E. coli during colonization of the mammalian intestine. He has authored and co-authored articles appearing in peer-reviewed secular journals such as Infection and Immunity, the American Journal for Veterinary Research, and Veterinary Microbiology.
Dr. Fabich has peer-reviewed scientific articles appearing in the Creation Research Society Quarterly, Answers in Depth, and Bio-Complexity as well as for the International Conference on Creation. Additionally, he has reviewed both evolutionary and biblical science textbooks. He has written several articles on creation/evolution issues as well as spoken on the topic. His interest in creation has focused on the molecular nature of E. coli as well as the current worldview today: neo-modernism. He is a member of the American Society for Microbiology and helps the Virginia Academy of Sciences. Additionally, Dr. Fabich is part of the Microbe Forum with Answers in Genesis and is a member of the Creation Biology Society. Dr. Fabich and his wife, Angela, have one boy and three girls.
Dr. Danny Faulkner
Dr. Danny R. Faulkner has a B.S. (Math), M.S. (Physics), M.A. and PhD (Astronomy, Indiana University). For over 25 years he was on the faculty of the University of South Carolina Lancaster, where he taught physics and astronomy. He was Chair of its Division of Math, Science, Nursing, and Public Health (2009 – 2012). Dr. Faulkner retired as a full professor and now holds the title of Distinguished Professor Emeritus. In January, 2013 he joined Answers in Genesis and its Creation Museum full time. He has published more than a hundred papers in various astronomy and astrophysics journals. So far, Dr. Faulkner has published one book, Universe by Design.