Ken Ham

Answers in Genesis, USA

Mr Ham is founder and president of Answers in Genesis (USA), in northern Kentucky.

Mr Ham has a bachelor’s degree in applied science (with an emphasis on environmental biology) from the Queensland Institute of Technology (now Queensland University of Technology) in Brisbane, Australia. He also holds a diploma of education from the University of Queensland (a graduate qualification necessary for Ken to begin his initial career as a science teacher in the public schools in Australia). Ken has also been awarded two honorary doctorates: a Doctor of Divinity (1997) from Temple Baptist College in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a Doctor of Literature (2004) from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

In his teaching Ken emphasises the relevance and authority of the book of Genesis to the life of the average Christian, and how compromise on Genesis has opened a dangerous door regarding how the culture and church view biblical authority. He is widely renowned as an excellent communicator.

He says: “The devastating effect that evolutionary humanism has had on society, and even the church, makes it clear that everyone—including Christians—needs to return to the clear teachings of Scripture and Genesis and acknowledge Christ as our Creator and Saviour. In fact, Genesis has the answer to many of the problems facing the compromising church and questioning world today.”

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Published: 9 February 2006