Tom was in seminary when he first started to believe the lie. He was convinced that he could not mix faith with science. He decided that he had to drop one or the other, so he did. He left the seminary and church, and soon became a devout atheist and dedicated evolutionist. He thought he threw away his faith, but in reality had only found a new religion: Evolution.
In 1978, he had a life changing experience by accepting Jesus Christ as Lord of his life. Since then, he has studied the area of Creation thoroughly at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church under Dr. D. James Kennedy’s leadership. He has enthusiastically shared his testimony and given Creation Seminars with great zeal in churches throughout the country. He believes the creation message changes people’s lives, by breaking down the barriers that can keep them from Christ. Tom was a dedicated evolutionist. However, he is now a creationist, because of what Jesus Christ did for him. He is committed to break down those barriers in other people’s lives and to fill believers with the knowledge that will allow them to do the same.
Tom has taught Chemistry and Physics, for over 30 years, in public and parochial schools, having a strong academic background in Chemistry. He holds a Masters degree in Education from Florida Atlantic University. In 1988, Tom DeRosa founded Creation Studies Institute. Tom holds the office of Executive Director of CSI. The mission is to reach the world with the truths of creation. Since its inception, it has always encouraged fellow Christians to get involved with hands-on experiences such as Fossil Floats, Dinosaur Digs, Creation Expositions, Science Workshops, etc.