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.