Martyn Iles Martyn Iles

Martyn Iles

Chief Ministry Officer of Answers in Genesis

Martyn Iles is an Australian lawyer, commentator, and preacher living in the USA. He is Chief Ministry Officer at Answers in Genesis, a large Christian apologetics and education ministry well-known for its famous Ark Encounter and Creation Museum attractions in Northern Kentucky which are visited by 1.5 million people each year.

Between 2018–2023, Martyn was Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby, one of Australia’s largest political movements. In that role, he produced a popular vlog called The Truth of It and has appeared frequently in the media, including on programs such as The Project, Sunrise, 60 Minutes, Today, Sky, The National Press Club, ABC Q+A, and every major TV network, newspaper, and radio station in the country.

Martyn cofounded the Human Rights Law Alliance, a law firm dedicated to assisting people requiring legal support in the areas of freedom of religion, conscience, and speech. He has also worked at a top-tier commercial law firm, owned a tech business, and served in youth pastoral ministry. He is a former debating champion.


  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)—University of Queensland
  • Master of Laws—Australian National University
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice


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