Gary Bates

Former President, CMI-US

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Gary has been speaking on the creation/evolution issue since 1990. With a background in management and marketing, in 2002 he was invited to join the ministry full-time in Brisbane and eventually became its Head of Ministry. Much in demand for his popular lay talks on creation, Gary and his family relocated to America to serve as CEO of CMI-US. He was also elected to the position of CEO of CMI-Worldwide, CMI’s international Federation of ministries. He held this position from its inception in 2008 until mid-2016 when he decided to step down and concentrate on the task of managing the rapidly growing USA office and expanding the ministry’s reach in other areas. This included co-writing and producing CMI’s award-winning documentary Evolution’s Achilles’ Heels.

Though he was once a convinced evolutionist, the creation message had a dramatic impact on Gary’s life. He is now a biblical creationist with a heart to communicate this life-changing information to the average ‘person in the street’.

Concerned about the tremendous interest in UFOs and associated extraterrestrial beliefs, Gary undertook specialist research in an attempt to solve this seemingly baffling phenomenon. This led to his top 50 bestseller Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection —(the only creationist book ever to achieve this feat). This landmark book provides biblical answers to the many puzzling questions regarding UFOs, and whether there is intelligent, sentient alien life on other planets (our theological position on this is no. Please read the first article below for why). As a leading Christian authority in this area, Gary has travelled extensively around the world, speaking and conducting literally hundreds of interviews on radio, television and various media. Gary has also undertaken the task of writing, producing and directing a movie-style documentary based upon his book called Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception. It premiered in cinemas around the world in 2018. In 2019 Gary received an honorary doctorate (Ds.C.) from Whitefield Theological Seminary for his wide-ranging research into extraterrestrial phenomena.

He is married to Frances (an experienced event manager for CMI) and they have four adult children. Together they authored the children’s book One Big Family: the truth about where we all came from. Gary has also coauthored 7 other books on creation (see the bottom of this page)

See sample videos of Gary Bates:

1.50 minute trailer of Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception written and produced by Gary Bates.

Gary is also on the editorial staff and a regular contributor to Creation magazine and this website. A selection of his articles are listed below.

Creation magazine interviews

General science





Creation: relevance to Christianity

Death and suffering

The UFO phenomenon


DVD Presentations

Books and booklets

The Bible declares: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1