2020 Conference Speakers

Dr. Tom Hoyle

Tom Hoyle has a PhD in Christian Apologetics from California Graduate School of Theology, and is a full colonel in the United States Air Force Reserves.  He is the founder of the Bible and Science Ministries headquartered in Tacoma, WA, and has been actively involved in creation science missions for over 34 years.

He has spoken over 4000 times in almost 500 churches, schools, home schools, and conferences in 55 states and countries, and also broadcasts often via Christian radio and television.

Dr. Hoyle is committed to the absolute authority of God's Word, and to the crucial truth of Biblical creation. Consequently, his ministry is endorsed by numerous pastors, teachers, scientists, and laymen.

J.D. Mitchell, P.E., MBS

J.D. Mitchell is a retired registered professional engineer and has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington. He has also completed his Master of Biblical Studies in Biblical Creation Apologetics from Master's Graduate School of Divinity.

He was Executive Director of the Institute for Creation Science that met monthly in Portland, Oregon from 2005 through 2018. He does creation science research, writes, and speaks regarding the creation versus evolution controversy as a part of his creation science ministry, Creation Engineering Concepts (creationengineeringconcepts.org). He is a member of the Design Science Association of Oregon and the Creation Research Society.

J.D. has been studying the scientific and biblical evidence regarding the origins controversy since 1984 when he was converted from a theistic evolutionist to a born again Christian. His free monthly email newsletter “CEC News” is designed to keep subscribers up to date on the latest news and articles regarding Biblical Creation Apologetics and his ministry. His wife, Bonnie, assists him in his ministry.

Paul Taylor

Mr. Taylor was born in Ashton-under-Lyne, near Manchester in the North of England, in 1961. Trained as a musician, he eventually got interested in sciences in his later high school years, getting saved at the age of 15 in 1977. After about a year, Paul got a Saturday job in a Christian bookshop, where he came upon literature from a creationist organization in the UK. He was astonished that there were people around – even those with scientific qualifications – that did not believe the theory of evolution. The bookstore manager, who held a degree in science, explained these things to Paul. From that point on, he has written and spoken on the subjects of creation, evolution, Genesis and apologetics.

After obtaining a degree in Chemistry, and a teaching certificate from the University of Nottingham, Mr. Taylor became a high school science teacher. He worked successfully in this career for 18 years, rising through the ranks, eventually to become a Head of Science. Outside work, he was involved in his church, preaching, teaching and leading worship, as well as writing worship songs.

In 2000, Mr. Taylor left teaching to set up an ICT training business, training people mostly in Microsoft Office applications, and web development applications.

In 2005, Mr. Taylor was invited to join Answers in Genesis, and worked at their UK office for 6 years. Paul moved to the United States in 2011 to work for Creation Today, in Pensacola, Florida. Paul and his wife are now the Directors of the Mount St. Helens Creation Center, in Castle Rock, Washington – at Exit 49 off I-5. This is also the exit to the main tourist road leading to the volcano, Mount St. Helens. From this base, Paul continues to travel around the United States, speaking on creation, Genesis and apologetics. Paul and his wife Geraldene, have five children between them.

You may contact Mr. Taylor through the Mount St. Helens Creation Center website: MSHCreationCenter.org.