(Florence, Kentucky)—Over 24,000 children and adults attended the Answers in Genesis family outreaches conducted March 15-22 in Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado. Initial interest through the winter was so high that extra children’s sessions had to be added for 2,000 students in both cities. Even though a snow storm hit Denver on the last day of the seminar, 2,900 adults attended the evening sessions at Riverside Baptist Church, and 8,290 K-12 students turned out for the various student meetings; in Colorado Springs the attendance at Village Seven Presbyterian Church was 1,500 adults, and 3,400 children at three student rallies.
“Denver was the site of our very first regional seminar, held exactly four years ago when we were a brand-new ministry,” reported Ken Ham, founder and executive director of Answers in Genesis, and one of the speakers at the seminars. “We have seminars such as the ones held in Colorado booked almost three years in advance. It’s exciting to see so many Christians wanting to learn answers for their faith, whether it be about dinosaurs, Cain’s wife, the authority of the Bible, or life on Mars. Christians want to equip themselves to share their faith with others.”
Joining Ham at these large seminars was Dr. Gary Parker, a former evolutionist and atheist. The seminars were co-hosted by several Colorado radio stations (KRKS, KNUS, KWBI, KPOF, KWYD, KTLF, KPRZ, KGFT, KBIQ and Channel 41 TV—KMRT). Entertainment was provided by recording artist Buddy Davis, who also hauled along a full trailer of his life-size dinosaur models, which were a big treat for the thousands of children. These wonderfully crafted dinosaur models (dozens of them) will be housed in a creation museum to be built just south of Cincinnati, Ohio—a one-day drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population. When adding the 8,600 people who heard AiG speakers in area churches on the weekends, the grand total for the eight days of meetings was 24,700!
Answers in Genesis is dedicated to equipping Christians to defend the Bible from the very first verse. Although only four years old, the ministry conducted 303 meetings in the past 12 months, reaching about 128,000 people. Its radio feature “Answers…with Ken Ham” is heard on more than 300 stations worldwide.