Answers for Pastors & Leaders Conference 2023

to Oct 05

Williamstown, KY

Answers Center - Ark Encounter

Contending for a Biblical Worldview

I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. (Jude 3. Emphasis added.)

There is only one true faith. “There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all” (Ephesians 4:4–6). And we have been called to contend (fight) for this faith—no matter how much the world around us hates the message. Get equipped to contend for a truly biblical worldview, grounded in the absolute truth of God’s Word, at Answers for Pastors & Leaders 2023.

Bridge for Life Pastors Gala

Register for an inspirational evening on October 4th at 6:00 p.m. for pastors and leaders throughout the country to engage in a new and effective arena in pro-life support. Learn how your church can enter the ripest field for harvest today (John 4:35).

You must be registered for Answers for Pastors & Leaders 2023 before registering for the gala.

Register for Gala

Michael P. Farris

Michael P. Farris, Guest Speaker

Answers for Pastors & Leaders, in partnership with Grace to You and Living Waters, will feature teaching from Grace to You’s Phil Johnson and Jeff Williams (also an astronaut), Darrell Harrison of the Just Thinking podcast, and Emeal “E. Z” Zwayne and Mark Spence of Living Waters. ASL interpreters will be available.

Registration includes seven-day admission to both the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum and free parking.

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Hampton Inn & Suites, Williamstown Ark Encounter

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Free Admission to Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

Registration includes seven-day admission to the Ark Encounter and the nearby Creation Museum. Parking fee is included.

Event Cost

Price: $179

Registration is non-refundable.


1 Ark Encounter Dr.
Williamstown, KY 41097


Tuesday, October 3
8:00 a.m. Check-in Begins
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Worship
9:15 a.m. Ken Ham: Six Days: Contending for a Biblical Worldview
10:30 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. E. Z. Zwayne: Not Even Fearing Fear Itself (2 Timothy 1:7)
Noon Break
12:15 p.m. Mark Spence: Don’t Water Down the Gospel
1:15 p.m. Lunch and Afternoon Break
6:30 p.m. Martyn Iles: Living in Babylon; Special Music Presented by Philip Webb
Wednesday, October 4
9:00 a.m. Worship
9:15 a.m. James Coates: Destroying Ideological Fortresses (2 Corinthians 10:3–5)
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Darrell Harrison: The Spiritual Deception of Wokeness: A Postmortem on the Effects of Wokeness in the Church
11:30 a.m. Break
Noon Jeff Williams: Conflict between Scripture and Science? . . . Not a Chance!
1:00 p.m. Lunch and Afternoon Break
6:00 p.m. The Essential Church movie (AC Auditorium, see movie trailer)
6:00 p.m. Michael P. Farris: Bridge for Life Pastors Gala (AC Lower Level, Ticketed Event)
Thursday, October 5
9:00 a.m. Worship
9:15 a.m. Michael P. Farris: Fight like a Christian: Contending for the Faith in an Increasingly Hostile Culture
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Phil Johnson: Leaving the Old Life Behind: “Such Were Some of You" (1 Corinthians 6:9–11)
11:30 a.m. Break
Noon Ken Ham: Gospel Reset
12:45 p.m. Martyn Iles: You Are the Light of the World
1:30 p.m. Conference Ends
1:45 p.m. Pastor Lloyd Pulley: Special Workshop—Mobile Pro-life Evangelism (Register Here, Lunch provided)

Travel & Lodging

Our partner hotels offer special rates to Ark Encounter guests. To receive these rates please book your hotel at

Additional Information

FAQ for AFP 2023

Q: Can I register by mail and/or pay by check?
Online registration and credit card payment is the only method by which we can process registrations.

Q: Will I receive registration confirmation through the mail?
When you complete your registration, you should receive immediate confirmation on the screen (with an order number); this will be followed by an email confirmation. Be sure to keep your confirmation email for your records. A conference lanyard/name tag will be mailed closer to the event. The email confirmation will be needed if the mailed lanyard/name tag has trouble reaching you before the conference.

Q: When and where do I check in?
A: The doors open
at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 3. When you arrive at the Ark Encounter (1 Ark Encounter Dr., Williamstown, KY 41097), make your way to the ticket booth area. If you have received your name badge, show the Guest Services staff your badge, and they will direct you to the shuttle bus that takes you to the Answers Center. If you do not have your name badge with you, show the Guest Services staff your printed confirmation or email confirmation on your phone. Once you have shown your name badge or registration confirmation, you will get on the shuttle bus that takes you to the Answers Center. If you have your name badge (which is your ticket to the conference), go through the Answers Center gift shop to the auditorium. If you do not have your name badge, you will want to pick it up at the table in front of the auditorium. You can check in at any point during the conference.

Q: How do we get our free Ark Encounter and Creation Museum passes?
Your registration includes a 7-day pass to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum (included in the barcode on your name badge). This pass must be used within seven consecutive days, including Answers for Pastors conference dates. PLEASE NOTE: The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum are CLOSED ON SUNDAYS during the autumn season. If you desire to visit the Ark Encounter or Creation Museum prior to the Answers for Pastors conference, you can do so starting Thursday, September 28. You will need to show your lanyard/name badge to enter. If, for some reason, you do not have your name badge with you, you will need to go to the ticket window and let them know you are registered for the Answers for Pastors conference. They will find your name on the conference roster. Depending on the date of your first visit, your pass may be used through Tuesday, October 10 (excluding Sundays), at latest.

Q: What is the closest airport to the Ark Encounter/Answers Center?
The Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG), located about 10 minutes from the Creation Museum and 45 minutes from the Ark Encounter.

Q: Are there any discounts on hotels?
Our partner hotels offer special rates to Ark Encounter guests. To receive these rates, please book your hotel at

Q: Is there a shuttle from the airport to the Museum or the Ark?
There are no shuttles provided from the airport or hotels to the Creation Museum or Ark Encounter. If you fly in, you will need to rent a car. Also, check with your hotel to see if they have a shuttle to and from the airport.

Q: Does registration for the conference include meals?
You are on your own for meals. Food is sold at the Olive Leaf Café in the Answers Center lobby and Emzara’s Buffet (a favorite of many) next to the Ark. There may also be other food vendors available.

Q: What if I need to cancel?
All sales are final, and there are no refunds excepting for health reasons. Health-related cancellations requested in writing 60 days prior to the event will be refunded, minus a 25% cancellation fee. Health-related cancellations requested less than 60 days prior to the event will be refunded, minus a 50% cancellation fee.

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Seating is reserved for Deaf attendees during this conference. Please fill out this form to request a reserved ticket.

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