Dr. Jerry Bergman, PhD
Dr. Jerry Bergman, Ph.D. has 9 degrees, including two doctorates, mostly in the life science area. He taught biology at the college level for over 40 years. He also was a research associate in the department of experimental pathology at the Medical College of Ohio. His over 960 publications are mostly in the science area, in 12 languages. He also has 32 books and monographs and has presented over one hundred scientific papers at professional and community meetings in the United States, Canada, Africa, and Europe. To discuss his research, he has been a featured speaker on many college campuses throughout the United States and Europe and is a frequent guest on radio and television programs. His research has made the front page of newspapers throughout the country, four times. He has been listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America since 2000; and in Marquis Who’s Who in Education since the 6th Edition, and Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering since the 8th edition, Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care since 2005, and Who’s Who in Theology and Science, and Who’s Who in America. His students selected him for Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers for the years 2000 and 2005.
Rev. John Burnside
Since childhood, John was enthralled by science. Upon becoming a Christian he was fascinated to learn and accept the truths of creationism. He received a Diploma of Biblical Foundations from Jackson Hole Bible College in 2004. After graduation, he continued to serve the Lord through Jackson Hole Bible College and Community Bible Church as youth/associate pastor. John discovered a passion to teach others about the truths of God’s creation using insects, history, dinosaurs, and God’s Word. He was part of the research and authoring team for the book The Genius of Ancient Man. John received his BA in business management from Grace College, Winona Lake, IN. He was ordained through his local church, Bell Center Bible Church, in 2017.
Dr. Daniel Currier
Daniel Currier grew up with five siblings and was home-educated K-12. After high school, he went on to earn a technology education degree and then a biology graduate degree. In addition, he is a graduate of the Discovery Institute Summer Seminar, an intensive training in science, philosophy, and intelligent design.
This unique educational background has opened doors for him in various professional careers including graphic design, industrial design, line art, information technology, and healthcare. In addition, since 2009, he has taught biology and technology at the college, high school, and Jr. high levels.
While biology and technology may seem like a strange duo, he sees them as being quite compatible. This distinct background gives him an eye for designs found in nature, designs that
point to the Creator. Because of his background and interest in these areas, and desire to have answers for those who ask, he founded iApologia. iApologia is a platform where he shares on Science, Reason, and Christianity.
Over the years, various venues have invited him to speak, including churches, conferences (homeschool, creation/apologetics, evangelism, etc.), campus student groups, and classroom settings. The topics included such things as science, social issues, equipping, pre-college preparation, apologetics, intelligent design, and creation.
Also, he is a speaker for the Midwest Creation Fellowship, Creation Evidence Expo, and for Ratio Christi. Locally, he is actively involved with a Ratio Christi university campus chapter where he interacts with real-world questions and challenges. His writing has been published in a number of media outlets such as Salvo, The Creation Club, and iApologia.
Dr. Willie E. Dye
Dr. Willie E. Dye, Ph.D., a native of Texas has always had a curiosity and fascination with people and the world around him, showing a great interest in History and Geography since early childhood. That, combined with a love for God and humanity, as well as a burning quest for true knowledge, it is no surprise then that he is now in the field of Biblical Archaeology. He travels the world marveling at its wonders, studying and digging up evidence – from Greece to Mexico and points in between – which confirms the belief that a perfect design, indeed, requires a perfect Designer. Through his work, Dr. Dye not only satisfies a youthful curiosity about people, their different cultures, habits, and struggles but essentially he confirms God’s Word, providing evidence that He is Creator of all. Dr. Dye’s Website is located at: www.nciba.us
At a young age, David Litty took note of the many discrepancies in science that were presented to him and his peers in school. These inconsistencies in David’s faith sparked a passion for the truth and thus began his journey to address these distortions and spread the knowledge of God’s wonders. David’s first undergraduate degree came from Taylor University in Economics and Biblical Studies. Thereafter followed an Electrical Engineering degree from Purdue University. His education only strengthened his position in God’s Word. Along life’s journey David has traveled the world by way of China, South America, and Africa. David and his family lived in Swaziland, southern Africa, for 4 years as his wife worked as an AIDS/HIV/Tb pediatric doctor. Everywhere David and his family have lived/traveled he has sought out locations and insight to confirm God’s Word and he has taught on the subject of Creation in these locations.
David has a heart to share his journey that peeled back the layers of deception that were presented to him in science. Once the evidence is presented, it is up to those that would listen to follow their conscience with this knowledge.
Proverbs 8:10– Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
Bruce Malone spent 27 years working as a research leader for the Dow Chemical Corporation, has a degree in chemical engineering, and is responsible for key innovations that have resulted in 18 patents. But his passion is sharing the relevance and evidence for creation, so he retired early to become the full-time Director of Search for the Truth Ministries. Bruce brings science alive through stories and demonstrations, showing that Biblical creation is the most rational explanation for the world around us. The purpose of both his books and lectures is to help the non-scientific layman understand the importance of creation while motivating and equipping them to share these truths. Bruce resides in Midland, MI with his wife Robin. They have four children who are all actively serving the Lord. He has spoken at Bible Colleges in the US, Poland, and South Africa on creation lecture tours and spoken on creation during mission trips to Lithuania and the Philippines. Bruce has lectured at national bible conferences such as Steeling the Mind of America and numerous youth events and college campuses. Contact him at (989) 837-5546 to arrange a speaking engagement at your church or organization.
Dr. Phil Stringer
Dr. Phil Stringer is the Vice President for Church Relations at the Dayspring Bible College (Quentin Road Baptist Church). He was formerly the pastor of the Ravenswood Baptist Church of Chicago. He has been in full-time ministry for 41 years and has served as a youth pastor, evangelist, college professor and administrator, and pastor. He was ordained by the Lifegate Baptist Church in 1975. Every year Dr. Stringer teaches as a visiting professor at several colleges. He has taught fall courses at 21 colleges 11 in the United States and 10 in other countries. He has spoken at nine other colleges.
He is the author of several books and booklets including: The Faithful Baptist Witness, The Transformation, Fifty Demonstrations of America’s Christian Heritage, The Bible and Government, Biblical English, The Real Story of King James The Means of Inspiration, A History of the English Bible, In Defense of I John 5:7, Misidentified Identity, Many Infallible Proofs, The Westcott and Hort Only Controversy, The Scripture Cannot Be Broken, Ready Answers, The DaVinci Code Controversy, The Messianic Claims of Gail Riplinger, The Received Text for the Whole World, Majestic Legacy, The Occult Connections of Gail Riplinger, The Foundations of Our World, Vol. 1, The Foundations of our World, Vol. 2, The Heaven Rescued Land, and the Heaven Rescued Land, Vol. 2. He has also written 22 college course curriculums including: Biblical Interpretation, Homiletics, Inspiration of Scripture I, Inspiration of Scripture II, Baptist History, U. S. History I, U. S. History II, Book of Revelation, Daniel, Joshua, Ezekiel, Zechariah, Hosea, World History I, World History II, Christ in The Old Testament, The Christian Philosophy of History, Marriage and the Family, Christian Evidences, Bible College Administration (editor), Spiritual Leadership and The Life of Paul. He has also written high school curriculums on World History, Current Events, U. S. History, Baptist History, and Government. He has also written one elementary school curriculum on U. S. Presidents.
Dr. Jay Wile
Jay Wile learned about his love for chemistry when his dedicated parents bought him his first chemistry set. Many stink bombs and a few explosions later, he was hooked! Although he loved chemistry, he also had many other interests. For a while, he thought about becoming a concert pianist, but unfortunately, his fingers were not long enough (no kidding!). As he was finishing up his high school years, he became extremely interested in the theater and began to pursue a career in acting. Partly because he learned the science behind some of the special effects of the plays in which he performed, he eventually went back to his first love: chemistry.
He went to the University of Rochester in upstate New York to study chemistry, and while he was there, he began working on nuclear chemistry experiments. He became so fascinated with nuclear chemistry that he stayed at the University of Rochester and got a Ph.D. in that field. For several years, he did research in the field under the auspices of the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation. This research led to several grants and many publications. While doing research, Dr. Wile was also an assistant professor of chemistry.
Dr. Wile's love of science is demonstrated by the many awards he has won for excellence in teaching and research. He has also presented numerous lectures on the topics of Nuclear Chemistry, Christian Apologetics, Homeschooling, and Creation vs. Evolution. He has published 30 articles on these subjects in nationally-recognized, peer-reviewed journals, and has 9 books to his credit, most of which belong to the award-winning "Exploring Creation with" series of junior-high and high-school science courses.
Brian & Carla Estell
Brian and Carla Estell met while attending Liberty University. They were married on Jan 11, 1987. In May 1987 Carla graduated magna cum laude with an interdisciplinary B.S. in Psychology, counseling, and biology. The following year Brian graduated with an interdisciplinary B.S in History, counseling, and youth.
They have always shared a love for God and a heart for children. Together they have worked as houseparents at a girl’s home and team-taught at various Christian schools. Carla taught math and science for 6 years until the birth of their first son, James.
Brian has taught Bible and History for a total of 17 years and substituted for three years in the public school system. In 1992, during those early years of teaching, they took a sabbatical and traveled extensively across the USA, visiting many National Parks including Badlands, SD; Yellowstone, WY; MT. Rainier and Mt. ST Helens, WA; Zion, UT; Grand Canyon, AZ; Fossil Butte, WY; Dinosaur National Monument, Co; and several petrified forests.
While visiting the various geological sites, they became painfully aware of how Evolution has saturated the national parks and museums throughout the country. God has been robbed of His due glory for his handiwork. The creation is being worshipped while the Creator is ignored. Romans I warns of the dangerous consequences this will have on our society; consequences we see so strongly in America today.
In 1998 they began a creation ministry, The Stones True Story, which tells the story of fossils in the context of the worldwide flood and uses the wonders of creation to turn hearts to God, the Creator of all things, the Righteous Judge, and the Everlasting King. For 9 years Brian taught at Cherokee Christian School, while they continued to share the creation message during the summers. Then in 2009, they launched full-time as a family ministry spreading the creation message. In the 7 years that followed they traveled coast to coast sharing in churches, schools, and camps across America. Their 6 camper-schooled children played an active role in singing original creation songs, quoting scientists both past and present, and reciting poems. Now, most of their children are grown and Brian works full time for Samaritan Ministries, a financial, health care sharing, an organization for Christians. As God opens doors, they still actively share the creation message on a part-time basis.
J. Richard Oliver, Ph.D.
J. Richard Oliver, Ph.D.CEO and Founder, Confound The Wise MinistriesDr. Richard “Rick” Oliver is currently the CEO and founder of Confound the Wise Ministries based in Tonto Basin Arizona. Confound the Wise Ministries is a unique Creation based Ministry dedicated to spreading the unerring Word of God through science education. In June 2008 Dr. Oliver stepped down from his full-time position as superintendent of the Mount Hermon Outdoor Science School which he founded. Dr. Oliver served in this position for over 15 years at Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center located in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains in California. He designed and developed a science curriculum based on the California state science framework for middle school students (grades 5-8). The Creation centered experiential learning-based curriculum not only allowed students to become more knowledgeable about their environment, but developed an appreciation, respect, and responsibility for it as well. Dr. Oliver earned his undergraduate degree in science at California State University in Fullerton California. He later was granted his M.S. in life science with a minor in geology and went on to earn a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology with an emphasis in herpetology from the University of California. Dr. Oliver has participated in numerous scientific research projects over the course of his academic career including working with the Veterans Administration Hospital on extensive research on rattlesnake venom, major research projects involving both biology and geology at the Grand Canyon in Arizona and at the volcano at Mount Saint Helens in Washington State as well as several Dinosaur research projects in Wyoming and Montana. Dr. Oliver became a Christian in 1987 and began lecturing on science regarding the origin of life from a Creationist point of view. As a gifted communicator affectionately known as “Ranger Rick” by both his colleagues and students his enthusiasm and knowledge of both biology and geology make him a popular speaker throughout the country. Dr. Oliver is an adjunct faculty member at several colleges, both secular and Christian, and has been invited to speak at churches and schools both in the United States and overseas. Dr. Oliver’s professional organizations include American Federation of Herpetoculturalists,
California Science Teachers Association, California Academy of Sciences, New York Academy of Science, Board of Directors, U.C. Santa Cruz, Longs’ Marine Laboratory, Military Officers Association