The Genesis Academy

A Comprehensive 12-part Video Teaching Series on Genesis 1—11

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You asked for it and here it is!

We all know that the skeptical attacks on Christianity are very much focused on the book of Genesis, and that many believe the alleged ‘science’ of evolution has proven the Bible’s history as nothing more than a collection of myths. As a result, many churches, pastors and families have requested an extended teaching series that could be run in study groups to better equip themselves on these foundational Genesis chapters. This brand-new series comes complete with a STUDY GUIDE that is absolutely free, and you can download and print as many copies as you like so your group can easily follow along.

Twelve Sessions

  • 1. Why Does Genesis Matter?
    Scott Gillis
  • 2. Introduction to Genesis: Author, date, structure, genre
    Dr Jonathan Sarfati
  • 3. Day 1: The creation of the world
    Gary Bates
  • 4. Days 2 and 3: The creation of dry land and plants
    Keaton Halley
  • 5. Day 4: The creation of light-givers
    Dr Jonathan Sarfati
  • 6. Days 5 and 6: The creation of air, sea, and land creatures
    Dr Robert Carter
  • 7. Day 6: The creation of mankind
    Gary Bates
  • 8. The Fall: A cosmic catastrophe
    Joel Tay
  • 9. The Pre-Flood World
    Dr Jonathan Sarfati
  • 10. Noah’s Flood and Billions of Years
    Dr Robert Carter
  • 11. Noah’s Flood and the Ark
    Keaton Halley
  • 12. The Post-Flood World
    Dr Robert Carter

Features some of CMI’s best-known speakers

(Click on each speaker’s photo for more info.)

Dr Jonathan Sarfati

Senior Scientist and Speaker

Dr Sarfati has authored some of the most popular and powerful books on the issues of origins, strongly defending biblical (‘young earth’) creation and refuting the strongest arguments for evolution and millions of years. His first book, Refuting Evolution, has sold half a million copies, making it the best-selling creationist book of all time (apart from the Bible!). His latest and most important book is The Genesis Account, a thorough 800-page theological and scientific commentary on Genesis 1–11.

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Dr Jonathan Sarfati on The Genesis Academy set

Dr Robert Carter

Senior Scientist and Speaker

Dr Carter was converted to Christ at an early age, but did not know what to do with the theory of evolution. In his freshman year of college, he was exposed to the information for creation for the first time and soon after adopted it as his modus operandi. He says he felt a tremendous joy when he realized his science and his religion were no longer at odds.

He obtained a BS in Applied Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1992. He then spent four years teaching high school biology, chemistry, physics and electronics before going to the University of Miami to obtain his PhD in Marine Biology. While in Miami, he studied the genetics of pigmentation in corals and other invertebrates, designed and built an aquaculture facility for Caribbean corals, performed well over 500 SCUBA dives, and licensed a spin-off product of his research (a patented fluorescent protein) to a biotech company.

He is currently a senior scientist and speaker for CMI-USA in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Dr Robert Carter on The Genesis Academy set

Gary Bates

CEO of CMI–US, Speaker and Writer

Gary has authored or coauthored seven books on creation, including his Amazon top-50 bestseller, Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection. Gary also wrote, produced and directed the movie-style documentary based on his book—Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception. This premiered in theaters around the world early in 2018, a substantial follow-up to another award-winning documentary that Gary also co-wrote and produced—Evolution’s Achilles’ Heels.

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Gary Bates on The Genesis Academy set

Keaton Halley

Speaker and Writer

Keaton worked as a Graphic Designer for several years before earning a Master’s degree in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. As a member of a local creation group in his home state of Illinois, Keaton gained valuable experience in communicating the relevance of the Genesis account of creation to the Gospel’s big picture.

As a fully accredited speaker with CMI, Keaton’s passion is to share this life-changing message with others who may be struggling with the same questions that he once had. His easy-to-understand presentations uphold the authority of God’s Word, and will spur on the faith of believers and greatly encourage them to get equipped so that they too can effectively share their faith with others.

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Keaton Halley on The Genesis Academy set

Scott Gillis

COO of CMI-US, Speaker

After Scott was converted to Christ at the age of 19, he received a B.A. in Religious Studies from Oregon State University. His education still left him with doubts regarding the inconsistencies between evolution, science, world history, and a straight-forward reading of the Bible. Once he realized that science and the Bible were not at odds with each other, he experienced a sustained joy, a renewed commitment to the Word of God, as well as a bold desire to share this life-changing message with others.

Scott now uses this conviction to impact our culture with easy-to-understand presentations that uphold the authority of God’s Word and is one of CMI–US’s most effective and popular speakers. Scott also desires to challenge others to equip themselves to be ready with answers (1 Peter 3:15) to impact their world.

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Scott Gillis on The Genesis Academy set

Joel Tay

Scientist and Speaker

In 2008, Joel completed a Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland (Australia), majoring in two fields of studies: Evolutionary Biology and Genetics. In 2011, Joel obtained a Master of Divinity (Theology) from Trinity Theological College in Singapore. After moving to the U.S., in 2016 Joel earned a Master of Theology degree in Systematic Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, with an emphasis on philosophical theology especially as it relates to the subject of Christian Theodicy.

Joel is now part of CMI’s team of specialists where he speaks, researches and writes on science/theology/creation based subjects. In his spare time he is an avid fossil collector and loves entertaining children. He is a previous winner of Singapore’s largest street illusionist competition.

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Joel Tay on The Genesis Academy set

Two years in the making

Based upon Dr Jonathan Sarfati’s best-selling classic The Genesis Account! At some 800 pages, this book is arguably the most comprehensive book on biblical creation ever written, and it comes from the author of some of most well-known books on the subject, including Refuting Evolution which remains the largest-selling creation book of all time.

Our team of scientists and specialists, and our video production team have been working hard for almost two years to bring you the information and quality that has become synonymous with CMI’s productions.


From the same team that brought you Evolution’s Achilles’ Heels and Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception. Both films have won prestigious film awards for their outstanding production quality and information.

An enjoyable and informative way to equip your flock (and family)

Many believers are excited to learn more in face of skeptical challenges, and to also aid in evangelism. This new 12-part course will make it easy to continue the teaching on origins in further depth. Targeted to lay audiences, each video in this 12-part The Genesis Academy series is no more than 40 minutes in length, so it’s ideal for adult and teen Sunday School, Bible studies or even Sunday night screenings.

All the presentations have high quality visuals and footage to keep viewers engaged. Our hope is that this will become an essential staple for every church. Why? Because it is so important to get a correct understanding of the Bible’s foundational chapters right—and this series achieves just that!

Comes with a free online STUDY GUIDE so you can follow along.

Also, download free promotional materials to host a viewing: Bulletin inserts and Poster.

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