Professors

Dr. Brad Belcher

Pastor at Bethel Community Church, Chicago.

1985 B.S., Taylor University, Mathematics; 2008 M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Christian Thought/Philosophy of Religion; 2019 D.Min. Grace Theological Institute, Intercultural Studies.

He is married to Kathy. They have three daughters and two grandchildren.

Dr. Paul Benware

BA -Humanities, 1963 – Los Angeles Baptist College; ThM -Theology, 1967 – Dallas Theo. Seminary; ThD -Theology/Apologetics, 1973 – Grace Theo Seminary; former professor at Moody Bible Institute, Philadelphia Biblical  University (now Cairn University), and Arizona Christian University.

Dr. Benware has written a number of books including: Old Testament Survey; New Testament Survey; Understanding End Times Prophecy; Daniel: An Exegetical and Dispensational Commentary; Daniel: The Coming Judgment of the Nations; and The Believer’s Payday.

He is married to Anne and they have four children and eight grandchildren.

Rev. Tim Erickson

Pastor at Morningside Community Church in Montezuma, KS.

Tim graduated in May 2005 with highest honors from Calvary Bible College in Kansas City, MO, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Studies. He graduated in May 2009 with highest honors from Calvary Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO, with a Master of Divinity degree.
–Program included 5 semesters of Greek language studies. 4.0 GPA earned in Greek studies.
–Program included 2 semesters of Hebrew language studies (completed at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary). 4.0 GPA earned in Hebrew studies.

He likes the Kansas Jawhawks and the Kansas City Chiefs, tennis, racquetball, baseball, basketball, and Caribou Coffee. He is married to Carmen and has three children.

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.

Danny is married to Lynette. He is known for traveling the world with Teddy.

Dr. Ken Ham

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

Founder of Answers in Genesis, The Creation Museum, and the ARK Encounter.

Ken is married to Mally. They have five children and seventeen grandchildren.

Mr. Eric Hovind

Founder and president of Creation Today; Pensacola, Florida.

Born in Kankakee, Illinois, Creation Speaker Eric Hovind was blessed with the opportunity of growing up in a Christian home under the incredible Biblical teachings of his father, Dr. Kent Hovind. Eric says that his father always challenged him with new ideas and projects, including everything from carpentry to Bible studies in order to better serve the Lord.

Throughout his Jr. High and High School years, Eric was privileged to travel with his dad every summer as they traveled to churches to speak about Creation, evolution and dinosaurs. It was during his third summer of traveling with his father that Eric realized that he never grew tired of the subject! Hearing creation lectures and debates hundreds of times never became boring. As he listened to his dad teach, Eric, too, surrendered his entire life to serving God by delivering the salvation message.

After completing his high school studies at Pensacola Christian Academy in 1997, he graduated from Jackson Hole Bible College in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  JHBC was designed to give students a solid Biblical foundation with a special creation emphasis. To further his education in evangelism, Eric then attended Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Eric began full-time service in the ministry of Creation Science Evangelism in 1999. He served in every capacity of the ministry including: maintenance, construction, Dinosaur Adventure Land tour guide and manager, video production, 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.  Eric received his ordination from Harbor Baptist Church on November 8, 2008.

Eric is married to Tanya and they have three children.

Dr. David Janssen

Pastor of Spiritual Growth at Grace Community Bible Church in Sandy, Utah; 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.

Dr. Janssen is married to Anne. They have four sons.

Dr. Grant Kolkow

Pastor of Grace Orland Evangelical Free Church in Orland, California, and serves as a chaplain for Corporate Chaplains of America.  He has seventeen years of experience serving churches in Oregon, Arizona, Utah, and California.

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 a candidate in the doctorate program of expository preaching (The Master’s Seminary).

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

Rev. Don Landis

Don graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 1966. He served as a Youth for Christ/Campus Life director in Pennsylvania before Beverly and he moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to begin Rocky Mountain Lodge, a Christian camp and retreat facility. 

Don Landis is the President of Jackson Hole Bible College which started in 1997, and Pastor/Teacher since 1974 at Community Bible Church in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Don is the founding Chairman of the Board of Directors for Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum.  He teaches throughout the year at JHBC and Rocky Mountain Lodge.  He has also spoken at special events for AiG.  Don has written articles for Answers Magazine and edited several chapters in books published by AiG

Don is the general editor for bestsellers Genius of Ancient Man, Secrets of Ancient Man, and Leaving a Legacy. He brings wisdom and insight from the Word of God in a practical, challenging, and insightful way. 

Don is married to Beverly. They have two children, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. They live in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where they enjoy spending much of their time with their family. Don loves to hunt, fish, spend time with his grandchildren, get firewood and going on hikes through the woods.

Rev. Brian Livermore

B. A. Bible from Christian Heritage College (now San Diego Christian College), 1979 – Th. M.  Dallas Theological Seminary, 1985

Pastor at Crossroads Bible Church in Burley, Idaho. Brian is married to Suzanne.  They have 6 children and 16 grandchildren.

Mr. Brian Mariani

Brian has a B.S. in Physics Education from Illinois State University. He and his wife, Aimee, are graduates of Jackson Hole Bible College and Brian was a contributing researcher and author for The Genius of Ancient Man and The Secrets of Ancient Man, produced by Don Landis and Jackson Hole Bible College. He was a high school science teacher and since 2013 he has been working with Alpha Omega Institute teaching youth and adults that there is a lot of good evidence (from science) for God and the Bible. Brian loves exploring God’s Creation while teaching his favorite JHBC class alongside his wife, Aimee, and their four young children.

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

Education

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

Honors/Awards/Associations

  • 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

Publications 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

MS – Colorado State University; MS  Institute for Creation Research

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

Dave and Mary Jo Nutting are the Founders and Directors of Alpha Omega Institute in Grand Junction, Colorado. They were college math and science instructors when they first grappled with the problems of evolution and became convinced of the evidence for Creation. Their personal contact with students convinced them of the importance of the issue, not only in science, but in evangelism and Christian growth. Since founding AOI in 1984, they have spoken extensively, giving presentations for churches, universities, camps and tours both in the USA and internationally. 

Dave and MaryJo have 2 sons and 2 grandchildren.

Mr. Michael Oard

Education:

  • MS, Atmospheric Science, University of Washington, 1973
  • BS, Atmospheric Science, University of Washington, 1969

Professional Experience:

  • 1973–2001 Meteorologist, National Weather Service (lead forecaster, Great Falls, Montana from 1981 to 2001)
  • 1972–1973 Research Assistant (part-time), University of Washington
  • 1970–1971 Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Great Falls, MT
  • 1969–1970 Research Assistant (full time), University of Washington
  • 1966–1969 Research Assistant (part time), University of Washington
  • 1964–1966 US Navy

After 30 years as a meteorologist with the US National Weather Service, Mike retired and now is fully devoted to research on the compelling evidence for Noah’s flood and the post-flood ice age. He has done considerable study on the woolly mammoths in light of Noah’s flood and the ice age. Mike has published several research papers in his field in journals of the American Meteorological Society. His creationist research has been published in technical books, laymen’s books, and children’s books, as well as in many creationist journals. He also lectures on these subjects and serves on the board of directors of the Creation Research Society.

Based in beautiful Montana, Mike is now accepting invitations to speak all over North America, even with just a few weeks’ notice. He is married to Beverly and they have four children and four grandchildren.

Rev. Nate Persson

Associate Pastor and Missions Director at 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: Apples of Gold: A Family Heritage from the Proverbs of Solomon

Besides weekly preaching, young adult bible classes, and bi-annual missions trips to Mexico, you might find him enjoying:
-managing commercial painting business
-coaching kids/grandkids’ soccer teams
-building projects at church/renovating kids’ houses
-traveling with wife

Dr. Mike Powell

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

Retired Senior Pastor at University Bible church, professor at Idaho State University.

Mike is married to Diane and they have 8 children and a 14 grandchildren and one on the way!  

Dr. Dave Reid


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

Founder of Growing Christians Ministries

February 1, 2012

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, www.growingchristians.org. 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