SPEAKERS

DR. VODDIE BAUCHAM, JR.

DR. JOHN BAUMGARDNER

RAY COMFORT

DR. ANDREW FABICH

DR. DANNY FAULKNER

KEN HAM

BODIE HODGE

CHAD HOVIND

DR. CHARLES JACKSON

DR. JEREMY LYON

DR. DAVID MENTON

DR. TOMMY MITCHELL

DR. TERRY MORTENSON

DR. GEORGIA PURDOM

OUR SPEAKERS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:

DR. VODDIE BAUCHAM, JR.

SEMINARY DEAN & CULTURAL APOLOGIST

Dr. Voddie Baucham, Jr. commands one of the biggest voices of the 21-st century—literally! His deep voice is Genesis’ “unseen narrator” whose vocal presence gives the visual images deeper meaning and life. Outside the movie, Dr. Baucham’s rich, theological background makes him an even bigger voice for the movie’s message. As one of America’s leading apologists with his emphasis on Cultural Apologetics, Dr. Baucham’s unique messages faithfully clarify the Bible and demonstrate its relevance to everyday life. Raised in a non-Christian, single-parent home, Baucham did not hear the gospel until he was in college. His unusual, intellectual journey to faith allows him to understand what it means to be a skeptic and to try to figure out the Christian life without relying on the traditions of men. As a result, he speaks to ‘outsiders’ in ways few Bible teachers can.


Wearing many hats, Dr. Baucham serves as husband, father, author, professor, conference speaker, church planter, pastor, and most recently as Seminary Dean for African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia.


Dr. Baucham holds degrees from Houston Baptist University (BA in Christianity/BA in Sociology), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.), an honorary degree from Southern California Seminary (D.D.), and has completed post-graduate study at the University of Oxford, England’s Regent’s Park College.


Voddie and his wife, Bridget married in 1989 and are committed home educators for their nine children: Jasmine, Trey (Voddie, III), Elijah, Asher, Judah, Micah, Safya, Amos, and Simeon.


On a personal note, Voddie is also an accomplished Martial Artist having taken up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2012 as an avenue of self-defense training, personal fitness, and outreach. However, he began competing and found both a passion and a talent winning numerous tournaments and titles, including winning the 2014 Pan American Championship in his division.

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DR. JOHN BAUMGARDNER

GEOPHYSICIST

Dr. John Baumgardner holds a Ph.D. in Geophysics and Space Physics from UCLA and since the early 1980’s he has undertaken most of the primary research undergirding the concept of catastrophic plate tectonics in connection with Noah’s Flood. Beginning in 1997 he served on the Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth (RATE) team that documented multiple independent lines of radioisotope evidence that the earth is thousands, not billions, of years old.


During Baumgarnder’s time as an electrical engineering  graduate student he discovered the dramatic reality of Jesus through a group Bible study of John’s Gospel. Following his four-year Air Force tour of duty involving high energy laser research, he joined the campus staff of Campus Crusade for Christ developing and presenting classroom lectures and evening forums to expose evolution's false claims on college campuses.


In the course of this apologetics ministry, Baumgardner realized that Noah's Flood logically must have involved a planetary-scale tectonic catastrophe.  This insight prompted him to begin a doctoral program in Geophysics at UCLA to obtain the expertise and credentials to address the problem of the mechanism of the Genesis Flood at a professional scientific level. As part of his doctoral research he developed a 3-D spherical shell model for the earth's mantle, a program now known as TERRA.


After completing his Ph.D., Baumgardner accepted a staff scientist position at Los Alamos National Laboratory where he explored the dynamics of the earth’s mantle, including its potential for catastrophic overturn and its key role in the Genesis Flood.  Baumgardner has presented these findings, a framework now known as catastrophic plate tectonics, at seven International Conferences on Creationism. 


Also during his employment at Los Alamos, Baumgardner served as a member of the Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth (RATE) team and led the RATE research effort on carbon-14. Retiring from Los Alamos, he joined the Institute for Creation Research in 2005 where he helped develop a state-of-the-art computer program named Mendel’s Accountant for modeling of the processes of mutation and natural selection.


Currently, Dr. Baumgardner is an adjunct faculty member of Southern California Seminary in San Diego and a senior research associate with Logos Research Associates. He and his wife Mary live in the San Diego area

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RAY COMFORT

EVANGELIST & LIVING WATERS FOUNDER/CEO

Ray Comfort founded Living Waters and serves as its CEO, an evangelist, a film producer, and best-selling author of more than 80 books including God Has a Wonderful Plan for Your Life, How to Know God Exists, and publisher of  Hell’s Best Kept Secret, and The Evidence Bible. The former New Zealander Comfort serves on Christianity’s front lines defending the Bible and evangelizing worldwide. His booklet The Atheist Test has sold more than a million copies.


Television broadcasts are no stranger to Comfort who co-hosts an award-winning television program with actor Kirk Cameron, The Way of the Master, now entering its fifth season and broadcast in nearly 200 countries. Blogging to hundreds of atheists at "Atheist Central," Comfort has debated atheistic evolution on ABC's Nightline and BBC and was a platform speaker at an annual American Atheists Convention.


Comfort founded The School of Biblical Evangelism and today it educates more than 16,000 online students worldwide. As a mission-minded organization, Living Waters can repeatedly be found giving away resources to help others. Over 200,000 copies of Darwin's Origin of Species, also containing the Gospel, has been given away to students at the top 100 U.S. universities. Comfort is known for his original and expressly unique gospel tracts which he hopes will equip believers with tools to make the task of evangelism easy and effective.


A film producer himself, Comfort is the Executive Producer of 180, Evolution vs. God, Audacity, and other films.  His ministry’s YouTube channel boasts more than 47 million views.


Internationally known for his evangelistic efforts, innovative style, Bible-centered teaching, and delightfully refreshing sense of humor, Ray hasn’t left the house without gospel tracts for decades. He and his wife Sue reside in southern California and have three grown children and eight grandchildren.     

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DR. ANDREW FABICH

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MICROBIOLOGY

Dr. Fabich, a native of Columbus, Ohio suburbs, earned his Bachelor of Science with honors from Ohio State University in Molecular Genetics performing scientific research in a cancer laboratory; and a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in Microbiology. Dr. Fabich taught at Tennessee Temple University (Chattanooga, Tennessee), Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia) and currently serves as Associate Professor of Microbiology at Truett McConnell University.


Continuing his research, Fabich actively does experiments on E. coli in the mammalian intestine, dividing the research equally into two distinct areas of intestinal colonization: the steps pathogens use to colonize the intestine and how commensal strains prevent pathogens from colonizing.  Recent scientific accomplishments by Fabich include sequencing the genome for Citrobacter rodentium, an important scientific model for pathogenic E. coli. His important research is published in leading scientific journals such as Infection and Immunity and Genome Announcements, and is regularly cited in such prestigious journals as Nature and Science


Like many students, Fabich was indoctrinated with an evolutionary worldview from preschool through his doctorate work. Originally, he tried to make evolution fit with the Bible. But finding that science actually alined far superiorly with the biblical perspective rather than the evolutionary one, his studies allowed him to conclude that the evolutionary theory was false.


Dr. Fabich also enjoys writing about such topics as the origin of life, ebola, the Zika virus, minimal genomes, and neo-modernism for Answers in Genesis and Reasons for Hope. His passion for biblical creation apologetics is evidenced in both his writing and his many lectures from a biblical perspective.


Dr. Fabich enjoys his coffee, doing creation-based research for publications, and of course, lecturing. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Angela. They have four children and reside in northern Georgia

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DR. DANNY FAULKNER

PROFESSOR OF ASTRONOMY

Dr. Danny R. Faulkner holds a B.S. in Mathematics (Bob Jones University), M.S. in Physics (Clemson University), and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Astronomy (Indiana University). For over a quarter of a century, he taught physics and astronomy at the University of South Carolina Lancaster serving as Chair of its Division of Math, Science, Nursing, and Public Health from 2009 - 2012. Dr. Faulkner retired as a full professor and holds the title of Distinguished Professor Emeritus.


Dr. Faulkner’s research interest in stellar astronomy, particularly eclipsing binary stars spotlight the demand for his writing projects. Having published more than a hundred papers in various astronomy and astrophysics journals, and having authored several books, Dr. Faulkner’s prolific pen’s place remains coveted among scientific libraries.  His works include: Universe by Design, The New Astronomy Book, The Created Cosmos: What the Bible Reveals about Astronomy, and The Expanse of Heaven: Where Creation and Astronomy Intersect. His ongoing contributions to published works continue to enhance creation literature resources.


Working as a member of the Board of Directors for the Creation Research Society and serving as staff astronomer, researcher, author, and speaker for Answers in Genesis doesn’t fill the definition of his 2013 retirement. Dr. Faulkner’s busy schedule also includes having spoken on creation in two-dozen states and 17 foreign countries. Two previous appearances in major creation film projects, Journeys to the Edge of Creation, and Is Genesis History? make him a star in his own field of studying them.


Dr. Faulkner has been married for more than 40 years, and has one adult son. He enjoys running, hiking in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge, board games, driving his 1957 Chevy, and watching classic TV, especially any movie with Jimmy Stewart. A unique traveling companion, his 60-year old teddy bear, accompanies his trips providing an innovative Facebook post of the bear in various places around the world. Recently, Faulkner took up astrophotography. Delighted to photograph the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, Faulkner hopes to photograph many more.

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KEN HAM

ANSWERS IN GENESIS FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

Ken Ham holds a bachelor’s degree in applied science with an emphasis on environmental biology from the Queensland Institute of Technology in Australia and the graduate diploma of education from the University of Queensland. In recognition of Ham’s contributions to churches both in the USA and internationally, he’s been awarded five honorary doctorates: Doctor of Divinity (1997) Temple Baptist College; Doctor of Literature (2004) Liberty University; Doctor of Letters (2010) Tennessee Temple University; Doctorate in Humane Letters (2012) Mid-Continent University, and Doctor of Science (2017) Bryan College.


Since his 1987 move to America, Australian Ham has become one of the world’s most in-demand Christian conference speakers and talk show guests with his 2014 creation/evolution debate with Bill Nye “the Science Guy” watched by an estimated 15 million people. He is also heard daily on national radio.


In May of 2007, Answers in Genesis’s Founder Ken Ham opened the high-tech Creation Museum in Cincinnati, a state-of-the-art facility containing world-class exhibits and whose first nine years attracted 2.7 million guests. The Ark Encounter with its life-size Noah’s Ark opened in July 2016, and its first 10 weeks drew over 300,000 awe-struck visitors.


A biblical apologist, Ham speaks to tens of thousands each year with the purpose of upholding the authority of the Bible from the very first verse. As prolific, best-selling author of many books and articles on Genesis, his works include the eye-opening Already Gone, The Lie: Evolution, One Race, One Blood, How Could a Loving God …?, and the provocative book Already Compromised.


Ham’s Australian accent, keen sense of humor, and exceptional PowerPoint illustrations have made him one of North America’s most effective Christian communicators, and one of the best blokes around. Ken and his wife, Mally, reside in the Cincinnati area. They have 5 children and 16 grandchildren.

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BODIE HODGE

AUTHOR & SPEAKER

Bodie Hodge holds a BS and MS (in 1996 and 1998 respectively) in mechanical engineering from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He specialized in a subset of mechanical engineering based in advanced materials processing, particularly starting powders. He conducted research for his master’s degree through a grant from Lockheed Martin and developed a new production method for Submicron Titanium Diboride. The new process made titanium diboride cheaper, faster, and of higher quality—an essential technology for some nanotechnologies.


With his advisor R. Koc, Hodge published two peer-reviewed articles on the subject: “New Method for Synthesis of Metal Carbides, Nitrides, and Carbonitrides,” and “Production of TiB2 from a Precursor Containing Carbon Coated TiO2 and B4C.”


During his years at SIUC, Hodge continued his personal study of biblical apologetics and began teaching this topic to junior high Sunday school students. While there, he served as president of one of the few Christian student organizations, Christians Unlimited, and was also an officer in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ student chapter.


After completing his master’s degree, Hodge worked as a mechanical engineer for Grain Systems Incorporated, was a visiting instructor in mechanical engineering at SIUC, and worked as a test engineer through Aerotek Engineering for Caterpillar in Peoria, Illinois at the Peoria Proving Ground.


In 2003, Hodge accepted a position with Answers in Genesis and serves as speaker regularly lecturing in the Creation Museum Speaker Series, as a researcher at the cutting-edge organization, and as a member of their Editorial Review Board. A prolific writer, he has been involved in many books and DVD projects including his latest collaborative efforts on a prodigious trilogy work, World Religions and Cults. The favorite topics for his pen are the Tower of Babel, The Flood of Noah, and the Fall of Mankind and Satan—authoring books on them all.


Bodie Hodge knows he must still have a purpose here on earth, having miraculously survived not one, but two heart attacks—both 100% blockages in the widow maker. He and his wife Renee, (daughter of Ken Ham) were married in 2004 and have three daughters and one son.

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CHAD HOVIND

LEAD PASTOR

Chad Hovind holds a BA and a MA in Ministry from Moody Bible Institute and Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago where he majored in pastoral ministry and radio and television communication. As writer, Hovind is also the acclaimed author of Godonomics: The Biblical Case for Free Market Capitalism and Fast Track Bible, a creative, fast-paced summary of the entire Bible.


Chad's been a featured speaker at a variety of international and national speaking venues with CBMC, WillowCreek, and various business and church training conferences. Believing that people learn best when having fun, Chad innovatively engages others in deep and compelling content. He speaks weekly to 1500 people who are curious, yet often unconvinced about the authenticity of Jesus, God, or the Bible. Using personal stories, a practical, laugh-out-loud style, and a reasoned approach, Chad explains Christianity’s irrefutable evidence.


Hovind credits his parents for their great family upbringing demonstrating real faith as authentic, fun, and relevant at the kitchen table, in the community, and in everyday life for his path to full time Christian service. He has been a lead pastor at three church plants that have grown into mega-churches in Georgia and Ohio.  Hovind’s creativity and passion can be seen in many forms: team leading, motivational speaking, expository teaching, acting, directing, and producing out-of-the-box media. His new TV show, Fast Track with Chad Hovind launches fall of 2017 co-hosted with his daughter, Sierra. The show features science experiments, radio theater, and one-man dramas taking people from Genesis to Revelation in 16 episodes.


Chad and his wife of 25 years, Beth, and their three children reside in the Cincinnati, Ohio area.  Chad loves playing sand volleyball weekly, wake-boarding behind a jet ski with his son Javan, and downhill skiing, especially with his special needs, autistic son, Quinn.

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DR. CHARLES JACKSON

PROFESSOR OF CREATION SCIENCE

Dr. Charles Jackson, affectionately known as Dr. J, received a BS (Biology), MS (Science Ed.) and MS (Environmental Bio.) from George Mason University, and an EdD (Science Ed.) from University of Virginia. Dr. J is also a life time member of Mensa and the Creation Research Society.


Both Jackson and his wife Bonnie taught in inner city schools in Oklahoma before moving to Virginia where their investment in young people continues. Bonnie works with special education students and Dr. J serves as instructor at Grace Christian School in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Staunton, Virginia. Jackson’s high demand schedule also includes serving as Professor of Creation Science online courses at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and a Missionary to College Students. Many call upon Jackson’s sharp scientific mind to write and edit scientific material for articles, scientific journals, magazines, and books.


Jackson stands out as speaker on both Biblical and scientific topics, as well as a crafted defender of Biblical truth. Teaching biology, physics, life science, physical science, biology, and chemistry for over 20 years, his experience in education prepared him well for his work speaking and debating in creation science. Dr. Jackson emphasizes the literal interpretation of the Scriptural account of Creation as being both scientifically and historically true, and indeed eminently superior compared to secular sources referencing these topics. He has addressed literally thousands as keynote conference speaker including such events as Tennessee Regional Mathematics & Science Summit, Knoxville, TN; the Far West Popular Culture Association, Las Vegas, NV; and Instituting an Academic Achievement Program to Support Other-Race First-Year Students at a Major University, in addition to numerous creation science oriented events in the U.S. and abroad.


Jackson’s impressive international radio and television itinerary include Croatian Radio lecturing at the University of Split, Peruvian National Television in Lima, and several Venezuela university campuses, and well as many US radio and television too numerous to detail. His flair for debate include engaging professors at Tennessee Tech University, University of Texas (Tyler), Stephen F. Austin University (Texas), University of Nevada (Las Vegas), Oklahoma State University (Stillwater), and DePauw University (Greencastle, Indiana).


The Jacksons currently reside in the Shenandoah Valley’s beautiful setting, an added bonus to their life’s work and wonderful people in the surrounding countryside. Dr. J. and Bonnie’s blended families include four adult children who live in Kentucky, Florida, and California.

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DR. JEREMY LYON

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF OLD TESTAMENT & HEBREW

Dr. Jeremy Lyon earned a B.A. in Religion from Carson-Newman College, a M.Div. in Advanced Biblical Studies and Biblical Languages, and a Ph.D. in Old Testament from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also spent several months in Israel at the University of the Holy Land studying the Dead Sea Scrolls as part of his Ph.D. program. Since 2011, Dr. Lyon has served as an adjunct instructor for Liberty University’s School of Religion Online. From 2012 to 2014, he was employed as full-time Professor of Old Testament at Southern California Seminary, where he developed a graduate-level apologetics concentration and taught courses in Old Testament, Biblical Hebrew, and Creation Apologetics. An innovator, Lyons also founded and directed the Center for Creation Studies at Southern California Seminary, where he coordinated creation apologetics research, education, and outreach. In 2014, Dr. Lyon joined Logos Research Associates as a Research Associate. In August 2014, he became an Associate Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Truett McConnell University. Dr. Lyon’s first book was published in 2015—Qumran Interpretation of the Genesis Flood

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DR. DAVID MENTON

PROFESSOR OF ANATOMY

Dr. David Menton was born in Mankato, Minnesota, and grew up as an only child who possessed a strong interest in all kinds of science, even converting a small room in his basement into a well-equipped chemistry laboratory. This lifelong scientific interest led to his study of biology and chemistry at Minnesota State University in Mankato, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science. 


After a six-month tour of active duty in the Army Reserves, Dr. Menton worked two years as a research laboratory technician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. He left Mayo to do graduate work at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he received his PhD in biology.


Following graduation from Brown, Dr. Menton accepted a position in the department of anatomy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis where he did research and taught human anatomy and histology. He received awards both for his research and teaching including twice awarded Professor of the Year, Distinguished Service Teaching Award five times, Silver Award for Basic Research from the American Academy of Dermatology, and was distinctly profiled in American Men and Women of Science


During his tenure at Washington University, Dr. Menton served as the histology consultant for five editions of Stedman’s Medical Dictionary and was a guest lecturer at Stanford University Medical School. Two summers were spent studying an unusual wound healing mechanism in sea cucumbers at Woods Hole Marine Biology Laboratory. Dr. Menton retired in 2000 as an Associate Professor Emeritus after 34 years on the faculty.


Shortly after retirement, Dr. Menton joined Answers in Genesis giving workshops throughout the U.S. as well as overseas, including recent events in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Trinidad, Peru, and Turkey. Audiences of all ages enjoy his well-illustrated and often humorous presentations on a variety of fascinating scientific topics. 


Dr. Menton is married and has two adult daughters and three grandchildren. His hobbies include: photo microscopy, magical entertainment, playing percussion instruments, listening to jazz and classical music (especially baroque) and vinyl recordings on high-quality audio gear. The only foods he doesn’t like are vital organs and small portions. As to his outrageous sense of humor, Dr. Menton says that he uses it to make his lectures on biology educational . . . as well as boring. 

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DR. TOMMY MITCHELL

PHYSICIAN, SPEAKER & AUTHOR

Dr. Tommy Mitchell graduated with a BA with highest honors from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville majoring in cell biology. For his superior scholarship during his undergraduate study, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa Society, the oldest and one of the most respected honor societies in America. Dr. Mitchell subsequently attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree in 1984.


Dr. Mitchell completed his residency at Vanderbilt University Affiliated Hospitals in 1987. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in 1991, he was elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (F.A.C.P.). Tommy had a thriving medical practice in his hometown of Gallatin, Tennessee, for 20 years, but, in late 2006, he withdrew from medical practice to pursue creation ministry full time.


Since mid-2005, Dr. Mitchell has spoken for Answers in Genesis to thousands of adults, youth, and children in a variety of settings, clearly communicating reasons to trust the Bible and the Creator Christ who wrote it. He has written articles for AiG’s website and other publications, and he was the featured speaker during AiG’s relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, resulting in a Telly award-winning DVD A God of Suffering?


As a scientist, physician, and father, Dr. Mitchell has a burden to provide solid answers from the Bible to equip people to stand in the face of personal tragedy and popular evolutionary misinformation. Using communication skills developed over many years of medical practice, he connects with people at all educational levels, unveiling truth that changes lives.


In addition to his role as speaker and writer, Dr. Mitchell serves as both speaker liaison and technical liaison. He is an avid user of Apple computers and is, most certainly, “a Mac!”


Dr. Mitchell has been married to Elizabeth, herself a retired obstetrician, for 36 years, and they have three daughters. His hobbies include Martin guitars and anything to do with the famous bluegrass musician, Bill Monroe. He is Ken Ham’s most feared cribbage opponent and takes great pleasure in defeating his boss at every opportunity.

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DR. TERRY MORTENSON

LECTURER, WRITER & RESEARCHER

Dr. Mortenson holds a BA in Mathematics (University of Minnesota), an MDiv (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School), and a PhD in History of Geology (Coventry University in England). Like most secular college graduates, Mortenson grew up in an educational system immersed in evolution taught as fact. But shortly after becoming a Christian during his first year at the University of Minnesota, he began to realize that the evolutionary idea of millions of years was false.


Before joining Answers in Genesis in 2001, Mortenson served as a missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ for 26 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, both before and after the fall of communism. He has lectured on the creation-evolution controversy in 27 countries in homes, schools, colleges, universities, and seminaries, and he has participated in 7 formal debates with evolutionist university professors in 4 countries. 


As a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, Mortenson has presented papers and helped organize other papers for their annual meetings.  He has written numerous popular-level and technical articles and a shortened version of his Ph.D. thesis, The Great Turning Point: The Church’s Catastrophic Mistake on Geology—Before Darwin (2004).  He co-edited and contributed to the 14-author book, Coming to Grips with Genesis: Biblical Authority and the Age of the Earth (2008), and he edited and contributed to the 16-author book, Searching for Adam: Genesis and the Truth about Man’s Origin (2016), which biblically and scientifically defends the literal truth about Adam found in Genesis.


Dr. Mortenson and his wife, Margie, have been happily married since 1976 and have 8 grown children and 13 grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys walks with his wife, going to the symphony, working on house-remodeling projects, and reading.

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DR. GEORGIA PURDOM

MOLECULAR GENETICIST

Dr. Georgia Purdom holds a PhD in molecular genetics from The Ohio State University. Her specialty is cellular and molecular biology and her graduate work focused on genetic regulation of factors important for bone remodeling. Publishing papers in the Journal of Neuroscience, the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, and the Journal of Leukocyte Biology demonstrate Dr. Purdom’s respected place among 21st century scientists. In addition, she has numerous lay-friendly and semi-technical articles in Answers magazine, and she has contributed multiple book chapters to AiG publications.


Before Dr. Purdom’s move to Answers in Genesis, she served as an assistant and associate professor of biology for six years at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio. As a member of the Creation Research Society and Creation Biology Society and serving as a peer reviewer for Answers Research Journal and Creation Research Science Quarterly, Dr. Purdom’s ongoing research continues making significant contributions to the academic world.


Dr. Purdom’s scientific research focused on the roles of natural selection and mutation in microbial populations. Seeking to understand the original, created, “very good” roles of bacteria in the pre-Fall world and genetic mechanisms that led to their adaptations and pathogenicity in a post-Fall world, her stellar research in this field was presented at the 2008 International Conference on Creationism. Dr. Purdom also published papers on this topic in the 2008 Proceedings of the International Conference on Creationism and Answers Research Journal.  In addition to being a speaker, writer, researcher and media representative, she continues serving as Aig’s Ministry Content Administrator and chair of the Editorial Review Board.


Georgia and her husband Chris were married in 1997 and have one daughter Elizabeth whom they adopted from China. They enjoy living on their farm in Indiana with their donkey, goats, sheep, and dog. Georgia also enjoys teaching children’s Sunday school and directing VBS at her local church.

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