Las Vegas Connection

by Ken Ham on September 16, 2011

Yesterday, the AiG staff had the blessing of being ministered to by Pastor Vance Pitman and multi-talented music Teddy Johnson, from Hope Baptist Church in Las Vegas. I have included a link at the end of this blog so you can also share in this unique and powerful devotion time we had at AiG yesterday.

Teddy (the the Worship Arts Pastor at Hope Baptist) ministered to us in song and sent the following email to us:

Psalm 8

O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth…

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained; What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him?

Today, I had the awesome privilege of visiting the Creation Museum and the future site of the Ark Encounter in Petersburg, Kentucky. This is by far the most extraordinary evangelistic operation I’ve ever witnessed. After Vance and I led the staff in a time of devotion, the President of the company, Mr. Ken Ham gave us a “behind the scenes” tour of the facility, which included a planetarium.

Wow! To see, hear, and experience the handiwork of God…He numbered the stars and calls them by name. Yet and still, He invites me into a relationship with Himself. How humbling is that? Thank you Jesus!

How big and awesome He is. How complex and simple He is. How singular and plural He is—“one God in three persons.” That’s why I say, “God are good!” It may be bad grammar, but it’s good theology.

Pastor Vance (the senior pastor at Hope Baptist) brought a very challenging message from the Word of God.

He sent us the following after his visit:

What an unbelievable day we had today with Ken Ham and the staff at Answers in Genesis! There unique approach to penetrate lostness by focusing on the absolute truth of God’s Word is refreshing and inspiring. Their commitment to excellence and integrity in their standards and services in an attempt to communicate a Biblical worldview is second to none. My expectations were completely blown away! May the Lord bless this ministry immensely and use it for His glory!
After the devotion time with the staff, I gave Pastor Vance andTeddy a tour of the Creation Museum and office. Here is a photo of the three of us taken as we began our tour.

The Big 60

At the beginning of our staff devotion time yesterday, we welcomed two staff members, Tom Hill (accounting) and Kay Davis (wife of Buddy Davis) to the 60’s club! Yes, they turned the big six zero! I made a couple of fun presentations to them, and then Teddy led us in a happy birthday song. Here is photo of Tom and Kay as we had a bit of fun in front of the staff.

You can hear the entire devotion time, including our birthday fun at the following link. You will hear the music of Teddy Johnson and the powerful message brought by Pastor Vance Pitman. Listen here.

Niagrara Falls

Tomorrow I am speaking in Niagara Falls, New York for an AiG conference.


Dr. Andrew Snelling and I will be speaking in Canada this Sunday and Monday.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,



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