A great, informal outreach opportunity to invite family & friends along to hear a Creation presentation. The talk(s) from the accredited CMI speaker(s) usually last between 50-60 minutes, using illustrated PowerPoint presentations and is generally followed by an informal Question & Answer time.
Attendance is free & all are welcome. Creation resources will be available before/after the meeting.
Gavin graduated from Camborne School of Mines in 1991 and has since worked in land survey with remote sensing and internationally in the seismic industry, prospecting for oil and gas. For more than a decade, this work took him to places such as Uganda, Tanzania, Egypt, Kurdistan (north Iraq), Abu Dabi, Sweden, Finland, Holland, Macedonia, France, the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, as well as the UK. Having a keen interest in geology and fossils, he has collected for many years along the Jurassic Coast and beyond.
Gavin took a career break in 1999 to study theology and this was his ‘wake-up call’ to the importance of accepting Genesis and Creation as real Biblical history. Since then he has earned two Masters degrees, one in Biblical Studies and the other in Egyptology. It was while living in Egypt for approximately a year that Gavin first became interested in the ancient history and archaeology of Egypt, particularly the connections between Ancient Egypt and the Old Testament. His specific focus on the Egyptians’ beliefs regarding Creation and the Flood inspired his M.A. dissertation (for which he was awarded a distinction) and his desire is that this will form the basis for further Ph.D. study in Egyptology.
Gavin is keenly aware of the need for Christians to be given good solid answers to the skeptical questions raised by secularists within western culture, education and the media. Having been through the education system (both secular and religious), he recognizes the need for good Biblical apologetics and creation information to be made available to Christians. This is especially the case for young people who face challenges to their faith from both education and the media. For Gavin, the creation issue is not a side-issue, rather the central issue facing the Church in the modern age; therefore it should inform our evangelistic and missionary endeavours.
Dominic became a Christian as a student in the early eighties. Over the following years, he became convinced of the need to hold firmly to the Bible as the basis for Christian belief and practice. Intrigued by the endless media assertions that “evolution is a fact” and that “the Bible is wrong”, he decided to investigate the scientific issues for himself. He was astonished by the weakness of the arguments presented by evolutionists, and is now keen to help others realise that there is no conflict between science and Christianity, and that the Bible can be trusted from the very first verse.
Dominic has a particular interest in Christian ethics, and his conviction that the Bible is true stems, in part, from his growing appreciation of the wisdom contained in both the Old and New Testaments. These, he has come to realise, perfectly portray the nature of man—his spiritual and moral needs—and provide an understanding of godliness and rightful living that can be found nowhere else. He is convinced that no book is more needed or more relevant in our current age than the Bible.
Dominic is a Chartered Engineer and graduate of Loughborough University in the UK. He has extensive experience of both manufacturing and product development and holds a number of patents. As an employee of Rolls Royce, he worked on projects for the Panavia Tornado and Eurofighter Typhoon and, as an employee of GKN, engineering drivelines for Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. He is a speaker and writer for CMI-UK/Europe and the author of Evolution: Good Science? Exposing the ideological nature of Darwin’s theory.