A native of North Carolina, Adam Tucker was raised in the local Southern Baptist church and accepted Christ his freshman year of high school. After earning his BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2000, Adam worked for several years in the secular marketplace as a graphic designer. With growing passions to pursue answers to his own questions and become more involved in ministry, he enrolled in the external studies program at Southern Evangelical Seminary in 2007. Adam is currently working towards his MA in both apologetics and philosophy. While still working as a freelance graphic designer, he also serves as a Mission Service Corp missionary with Pleasant Garden Baptist Church. He is both a Certified Apologetics Instructor and an Interfaith Evangelism Specialist with the North American Mission Board, and serves as the campus director for the UNC Greensboro chapter of Ratio Christi. His goals are to, one, equip the saints to think and take the blindfolds off their faith, and two, help unbelievers, regardless of their worldview, understand the truthfulness of Christianity and why it alone is trustworthy and worth believing.
After spending time in both technical and sales organizations, Beau is now the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Ranger Technology Group a recruiting and staffing firm headquartered in Austin TX. In addition Beau is a speaker and teacher in the areas of Christian apologetics and worldview. He has spoken and taught at churches and university campuses on topics such as apologetics, theology, Christian worldview and philosophy. Having been raised in a Christian home Beau became a believer at a young age. Through the personal experience of doubt in college and watching a close friend walk away from his faith, Beau developed a passion for apologetics. He holds a BA in Computer Science and plans to pursue a Masters in Philosophy. He has been happily married to his wife Amy for 7 years and they are expecting their first child.
Bob brings a unique background to his defense of the Christian worldview. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he spent eight years as a Marine aviator flying the AV-8B Harrier and now serves as a Captain for a major U.S. airline. He completed his M.A. in Christian Apologetics (Highest Honors) at Biola University in 2006. Bob is a contributing writer for the Christian Research Journal and blogs at truehorizon.org. He speaks to high school and adult audiences about how to winsomely defend their Christian convictions and is also involved in pro-life apologetics with the Life Training Institute. Bob combines lessons learned during his aviation career, along with his passion for apologetics, into a distinctively delivered, upbeat message. He has been married to his wife Mary since 1985. They have five sons.
Brad Harrub holds an earned B.S. degree in biology from Kentucky Wesleyan College, and an earned doctorate degree in anatomy and neurobiology from the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He was listed in Who’s Who Among Scientists and Researchers. He is the author of Convicted: A Scientist Examines the Evidence for Christianity, Heart of the Matter, Dissecting the Truth, and the coauthor of the books, The Truth About Human Origins, Investigating Christian Evidences, Matters of Life and Death, Diamonds in the Rough: Nuggets of Truth from God’s Wordand has written many tracts and articles for brotherhood journals. He is a popular speaker on Christian evidences at lectureships, youth rallies, etc in over 47 states and five different continents. He conducts over 40 “Truth About Origins” weekend seminars each year. In addition, he was an invited speaker to the International conference on Creationism, and he has appeared on the television show “Origins.”
Dr. Harrub has authored or co-authored numerous scientific publications in science journals and has done mission work in Russia, Ukraine, New Zealand, Ireland, Jamaica, Scotland, England, Germany, and Nicaragua. Currently, Dr. Harrub serves as the Executive Director and cofounder of Focus Press and as co-editor of Think magazine, a monthly magazine on Christian evidences. In addition, he is a co-host on the television show “Think About It.” Dr. Harrub also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Bear Valley Bible Institute in Denver. He and his wife Melinda live in Franklin, TN. They have four children: Will (14), Reese (11), Claire (8), and Luke (5).
Bruce Phillips works in financial services in the North Atlanta area. In addition to completing the Cross Examined training, Bruce is a Certified Apologetics Instructor through the Southern Baptist denomination. Though his teaching covers a broad range of apologetic, scientific and philosophical topics, his primary focus in on the interface between science and faith and the battle against naturalism. He is active with a local apologetics ministry that teaches through Atlanta churches. Bruce and his wife Pamela lived and worked overseas for many years, mainly in Southeast Asia and the UK. They are now empty-nesters but still enjoy parenting four adult daughters!
Eric Chabot was reared in a mainline denomination in Columbus, Ohio. At age 24, he gave his life to Jesus Christ. Eric has been a campus outreach minister at Ohio State University (2004- to present) and has seen the direct results of youth and college students who do not have apologetic training. He spends time on campus asking college students what they think about God. Eric is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary. He has done several apologetic presentations in churches and continues to look for opportunities to do presentations on college campuses.
Harold is a veteran Bible teacher and graduate of Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES) where he earned his Master of Arts in Apologetics. He has been a conference speaker, pulpit supply, Equipping University teacher, Sunday school teacher and TEAM member for SES. His special interests are Christian apologetics, world religions, especially Islam, and cults. Harold is employed full time for a fortune 50 company in strategic planning and teaches throughout the Southeast as often as possible. Harold and his wife Rustina are members of a new church plant, Christ Community Church in Mooresville, NC.
James lives in Roseville, California with his beautiful wife Carrie of 17 years with their 2 daughters. They attend Life Community church. He attended Eastern Michigan University, was driven to Christian Apologetics after being challenged by a family member and has progressed to teach others in defending their faith. James has served as an elder, youth leader and a 2013 graduate of Cross Examiner’s Instructor Academy. James is a volunteer speaker for Life Training Institute, and with California Pro-Life Council teaching Pro-Life defense and an award winning salesperson and sales manager along with being a huge baseball fan.
James has a passion for equipping the church, and in particular appealing to young people to use their energy and talents to serve the Lord and to be able to defend the Christian faith. He also desires to reach the unsaved with the good news of the gospel and be prepared to help remove intellectual barriers and help them move toward the cross of Christ and ultimately toward faith in Him.
James speaks at camps, churches, universities, and conferences. He also enjoys small group Bible studies. He is a volunteer speaker. If you would like to have James speak at your event please email firstname.lastname@example.org to check his availability.
Jeff graduated summa cum laude from Bethel College and Trinity International University where he earned a Master of Arts in Faith and Culture. He has his own business as an electrical estimator and project manager and is an online instructor for University of Phoenix where he teaches classes in world religions, critical thinking, and philosophy. He has served in church ministry for 23 years in various roles including Elder, Deacon, Director of Christian Education, small group leader and high school and adult Sunday school teacher. Jeff currently lives in beautiful East Tennessee with Kristy, his wife of 24 years. They have three children, two of which have already sprung the coop.
John is a part-time professor and student. His passion is for intelligent faith, that is, a profound Christian faith which is existentially relevant, intellectually compelling, demonstrably true, and altogether beautiful. John plans to teach and write full time and has preached or taught at about 45 churches and 7 schools spanning 4 countries. Apologetics, religious studies, theology, and philosophy are his areas of interest.
Mark is currently the Minister of Community Missions and Evangelism at Field Street Baptist Church in Cleburne, TX. He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2003 with a Masters of Divinity, specializing in Biblical Languages. He previously served as a pastor in North Edwards, CA and was on staff at an inner-city mission in Arlington, TX. He has also been a stock broker and spent some time in the software industry. He graduated with a BA in History as well as Economics from Hardin Simmons University Abilene, TX. Mark is married and is the proud father of three young children.
Neil was born in Africa to Indian parents and grew up speaking Arabic in Sudan and Yemen. He came to the United States at 18 to attend college and earned his Masters in Electrical Engineering and Solid State Physics from Oregon State University. Neil has co-founded four high tech companies and continues to work in the industry with TentmakerSystems.com. He holds over 20 issued or pending patents in various technical fields. He is the founder of NoBlindFaith.com, an apologetics ministry focused on training people to use apologetics in evangelization. Neil is a dynamic apologetics speaker and teacher and is the author of two books: Who is Agent X? Proving that Science and Logic show it’s more Rational to think God exists and Jesus Was/IS involved in Politics! Why aren’t you? Why isn’t your Church?
R.C. is author of the Science & Religion bestseller, Letter to a Christian Nation: Counter Point (2007) and Colliding with Christ: The Science of the Resurrection (2008). Dr. Metcalf holds an M.S. in Science Education, a Doctorate in the health professions, and has partially completed a Master’s Degree in Theology. He is a member of American Mensa, Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society, the American Scientific Affiliation, and the Evangelical Philosophical Society. A native of Washington, D.C., Dr. Metcalf has held research positions at both the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health. He has been a Christian for over 32 years and currently resides in Colorado Springs.
Having a degree in educational leadership and currently a practicing medical physicist, provides a good mix of instructive experience and familiarity with scientific topics. My ministry, tentatively called Equip Your Mind, would love to enable anyone with goals of engaging others for the Lord. We have participated in a variety of engagements and settings, with the goal of providing practical and concrete tools for apologetic work.
Sean Garnham works the assembly line at Ford. He believes that all Christians, no matter what career or educational background they have, should have a basic knowledge of Christian Apologetics in order to strengthen their faith and the faith of their families, and to help them give an answer (apologia) to anyone who asks them to give a reason for the hope that they have (1 Peter 3:15). Sean maintains a Christian Apologetics website (DefendingChrist.com) and gives apologetics presentations to churches and youth groups in the Detroit area.
Shawn White has spent the past 11 years as a software developer for both desktop and web-based applications. Prior to that he spent four years serving in the US Army as a military intelligence analyst. Shawn is currently attending Southern Evangelical Bible College (SEBC) online to finish up his BA in Religious Studies and plans to continue on at SES in pursuing a Masters in Apologetics. Shawn has been teaching and actively presenting Apologetics for the past 7 years in the Phoenix, Arizona area where he lives with his lovely wife of 12 years, Davina. Shawn enjoys teaching Apologetics, Worldview Training, and speaking about his faith with others.
Spencer Toy graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May of 2013 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Chinese. He is currently serving as an officer in the United States Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune, NC. At USNA, Spencer served as a leader in an informal Naval Academy pro-life group and lead a weekly Christian Apologetics study for fellow students. He hopes to pursue formal education in Christian Apologetics in the future. Spencer recently married his wife Kaitlyn, in January of 2014.
Steve is the Vice-President of Manufacturing at Patton Electronics Company in Gaithersburg, MD. He graduated summa cum laude from Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC with a Master of Arts in Apologetics in 2006. Steve is a member of Mt. Airy Bible Church in Mt. Airy, MD where he serves as the Head of the Adult Christian Education Ministry (ACE) as well as teaching in ACE, teaching in the Men’s Discipleship ministry and the detention center ministry. Steve has also taught High School Sunday School and at the High School retreat. Steve has undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics (1987) from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.
I am a regular participant on the popular web site called ” A Christian and an Atheist” and have studied at the graduate level apologetics and philosophy at what was Simon Greenleaf University. I am open to discussing natural theology and the existence of God in any venue at any time. I have been a Christian for 45 years and am in leadership ministries at Mariners Church in Mission Viejo, California.