Dr. Brad Belcher

Senior Pastor at Bethel Community Church in Chicago, IL.

1985 B.S., Taylor University, Mathematics; 2008 M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Christian Thought/Philosophy of Religion, DMin in Intercultural Studies is from Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, IN. My dissertation was on Essential Worldview: The Essential Worldview Elements that Should be Held by all Born Again Christians.

Dr. Paul Benware

BA – Los Angeles Baptist College; ThM – Dallas Theo. Seminary; ThD – Grace Theo Seminary; former prof at Moody Bible Institute, Philadelphia Biblical  University (now Cairn University) and Arizona Christian University.  Th.D.- Theology & Apologetics, 1973, Grace Theological Seminary; Th.M.-Theology, 1967, Dallas Theological Seminary; B.A.-Humanities, 1963, Los Angeles Baptist College.


Dr. Ken Ham

Director of Answers in Genesis; Masters – University of Queensland, Australia; honorary doctorate from Liberty University

Founder of Answers in Genesis, Florence, Kentucky

Dr. David Janssen

Equipping Pastor at Grace Community Bible Church; Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University; Master’s of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1986; Doctorate of Ministry from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary 1996.

President of JHBC

Rev. Don Landis

Pastor of Community Bible Church, Board member and Founding Chairman Emeritus of Answers in Genesis, President of JHBC

Graduate of Moody Bible Institute

General Editor of The Genius of Ancient Man, The Secrets of Ancient Man, and Leaving a Legacy.

He loves to hunt, fish, spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, get firewood and go on hikes through the woods.


Dr. Grant Kolkow

Pastor of Grace Community Church of Ogden in Northern Utah. He has over twenty years of experience serving churches in Oregon, Arizona, and Utah. His education includes: A.S. in business (Rogue Community College), B.S. in Biblical Studies (Calvary Chapel Bible College), M.Div (The Master’s Seminary), and Th.D. in Expository Preaching (The Master’s Seminary).

Grant and his beautiful wife Linda have six children and nine grandchildren. He enjoys reading, hunting, basketball, and any game that he wins.


Nate Persson

Associate Pastor and Missions Director of Faith Bible Fellowship, North Little Rock, Arkansas; Partner, Apartment Painters of Little Rock

With wife Lisa, has 9 children, 7 grandchildren and counting.

Graduate of Moody Bible Institute; Author of Apples of Gold: A Family Heritage from the Proverbs of Solomon

Besides weekly preaching, young adult Bible classes, and bi-annual mission trips to Mexico, you might find him enjoying: managing commercial painting business, coaching his kids/grand-kid’s soccer teams, building projects at church, renovating his kid’s houses, or traveling with his wife.

Eric Hovind

Eric Hovind

Director of Creation Today; Pensacola, Florida.  Eric is married to Tonya and they have three children.

Graduate of Jackson Hole Bible College

Brian Livermore

Rev. Brian Livermore

Pastor of Crossroads Bible Church in Burley, Idaho. B. A. Bible from Christian Heritage College (now San Diego Christian College), 1979 – Th. M.  Dallas Theological Seminary, 1985


Rev. Tim Erickson

Married to Carmen and has three children.
Pastor at Morningside Community Church in Montezuma Kansas.
Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Studies from Calvary Bible College
Master of Divinity from Calvary Theological Seminary
Masters in Christian Apologetics from Biola University
He likes the Kansas Jayhawks and the Kansas City Chiefs, tennis, racquetball, baseball, basketball and Caribou Coffee.

Danny Faulkner

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 Universe by Design, The New Astronomy Book, The Expanse of Heaven, and The Created Cosmos.

Dr. David Menton

Dr. David Menton

Professional Affiliation:

  • Biomedical research technician at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota in the Department of Dermatology (1960-62)
  • Associate Professor of Anatomy at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri (1966-2000)
  • Associate Professor Emeritus of Anatomy at Washington University School of Medicine (July 2000)

Professional Activities:

  • Guest lecturer in gross anatomy
  • Former coursemaster of Microscopic Anatomy at Washington University School of Medicine
  • Consulting editor in Histology for ‘Stedman’s Medical Dictionary’, a standard medical reference work

Extraprofessional activities:

  • Vice-president of Congregation of Faith Lutheran Church of Ballwin, Missouri
  • Sunday school teacher for high school students
  • President of the Missouri Association for Creation, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Technical Advisor for the Institute for Creation Research in San Diego, California
  • Lectured throughout the United States and Canada on the Creation-Evolution controversy


  • B.A. from Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota
  • Ph.D. in cell biology from Brown University


  • Member of the American Association of Anatomists
  • Member of Sigma Xi
  • Silver Award for Basic Research from the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Given ‘Distinguished Service Teaching Award’ from Washington University School of Medicine in 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
  • Named ‘Teacher of the Year’ at Washington University School of Medicine in 1979
  • Elected ‘Professor of the Year’ in 1998 by the Washington University School of Medicine Class of 2000
  • Profiled in ‘American Men and Women of Science – A Biographical Directory of Today’s Leaders in Physical, Biological and Related Sciences’ for almost two decades


Written numerous articles in technical and scientific journals dealing with bone, wound healing, and the epidermal barrier function and biomechanics of skin.

Mr. Dave Nutting

Director of Alpha & Omega Institute, Grand Junction, Colorado

MS – Colorado State; MS  Institute for Creation Research

Taught at – Colorado State University; Sheldon Jackson College; Christian Heritage College


Michael Oard

Mr. Michael Oard

Retired Meteorologist, Speaker for Answers in Genesis, Bozeman, MT

BS Atmospheric Science, University of Washington; MS Atmospheric Science, University of Washington

Mike Powell

Dr. Mike Powell

Dr. Powell is a retired pastor and professor from ISU in Idaho.

BS in Biology at Washington State University; Master of Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary; Doctor of Ministry at Western Conservative Baptist Seminary.

Dr. David Reid

Dr. Dave Reid

**Passed away on January 31, 2012 as the result of a skiing accident

Founder of Growing Christians Ministries

February 1, 2012


Don and Dave

Dear Friends,
Yesterday we lost and the Lord gained. A dear friend and brother went home to be with the Lord. Dr. Dave Reid was just last week teaching a class at Jackson Hole Bible College on the subject of “The Theology of the Will of God.” This great class was his second week of teaching at JHBC which began last fall when we co-taught a class on hermeneutics. His skill in hermeneutics was a goal for us all. His winsome laugh and demeanor was a joy.Dave was a professor at Emmaus Bible College for many years and over the years has had a wonderful ministry to many through his web site, He told me last week he had recently completed over 1300 recorded sessions of teaching through the entire Bible.He was a new friend to me for we had met just a few years ago. He and his wife Margie accompanied us (and he also spoke) on our Ancient Man cruise last year to the Yucatan. Dr. Dave shared a devotional and joined in discovering more in our understanding of ancient man.We talked last week, with the blessing of our church council, of his further involvement here in Jackson as a team member at both the church and the college. I was thrilled he was open to this and he said he would wait for more dates to see if it would work.It is amazing how fast one can become friends and it was so not just for Beverly and myself but our whole staff. We loved him. Our students loved him as well and thoroughly enjoyed his practical teaching which impacts their daily lives.Yesterday Dr. Dave was skiing by himself on a very difficult and dangerous trail at a ski resort in Utah. Without knowing all the details we understand he took a severe fall, and as a result there were severe injuries. He was in Utah for a week which was a time of mentoring in Bible study to a few men he was discipling. He had been doing this retreat for some time and the men close to him will be in shock also.His wife Margie lives in Rhode Island with her children and grandchildren. His son, Ron, ran the ministry for Dave and there too will be shock and grief, but not without hope!Dr. Dave was a man of God and we might ask why the Lord would remove a man like this from the front lines. Yet we must recognize and replace our honest questions with confidence in His sovereign will and wisdom. But on earth we are grieving his loss.We hope you will pray for Margie, the children and also for his very close friends and those to whom we was actively ministering. Such a man and friend was Robert Sullivan who is also on the board at Emmaus and who was here last week to pick Dave up to take him back to Salt Lake. We appreciated also Robert’s sharing about God’s will with the students.I have attached two pictures. One of Dave with his wonderful smile and one of Dave and myself at a Mayan ruin in the Yucatan.We had great excitement for possible future ministry together and God has willed it not to be. However, his memory and influence remain and are a glory to our Lord Jesus Christ.Well-done Dave, you good and faithful servant. Yet more importantly we trust you are hearing that from the Lord Himself!
– Pastor Don Landis

Dr. Dave (left) and Pastor Don (right)