Dr Beckett, B.Agr. M.S. Ph.d. Dip.Th., grew up in a Christian home on a farm in Ballinderry, Co. Antrim and trusted Christ as his personal savior at the age of 13 years. He graduated in Agriculture at Queens University before pursuing post graduate studies at Ohio State University obtaining an MS in Reproductive Physiology and a PhD in Animal Genetics. Returning home to Belfast he worked for several years as an Animal Breeding Specialist with the Department of Agriculture before three years of full-time theological study for the ministry of the church. Dr Beckett has worked as a minister of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church for many years in North Belfast during which time he has taken a keen interest in the Creation/Evolution debate and has spoken widely on the case for creation.
Professor Stuart Burgess BSc(Eng), PhD, CEng, FIMechE, FRAeS has taught engineering design at Cambridge University and Bristol University in the UK. He has won many national awards for engineering design including the Turners Gold Medal and a Mollins Design Prize. He has published over 130 scientific articles on design in engineering and design in nature. He has seven patents and carried out design projects for industry including designing parts of rockets and spacecraft for the European Space Agency. He is author of the books Hallmarks of Design, He Made the Stars Also, and The Origin of Man. He has lectured in many countries including the USA and Japan. He is married to Jocelyn and they have five children.
Brian H. Edwards is a Christian Author, Lecturer, and Teacher based in the United Kingdom. His twenty books include historical biographies, Christian theologies, and apologetics. His wider ministry includes preaching and lecturing both in the UK and abroad.
Brian was born in 1941 in Devonshire, England, and he became a Christian at an independent evangelical church in Kent during his mid teens.
In 1963 he graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity degree from the University of London.
In August 1963 he married Barbara. They have two sons and three granddaughters.
From 1963 to 1966 Brian taught in two secondary schools whilst working as assistant to Derek Prime at Lansdowne Evangelical Church in West Norwood, South East London.
In 1966 Brian and Barbara moved to Surbiton in Surrey (South-West of London) to take up the pastorate of Hook Evangelical Church, where he remained for 29 years.
In 1995 Brian accepted the three year appointment to be President of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC). For two years he and Barbara travelled the United Kingdom in ministry. Barbara had been confined to a wheelchair for twelve years and in November 1998 she was called home to be with her Lord.
For ten years Brian was a member of the Council of FIEC and of their Executive Committee. He is also a member of the Theological Team of Affinity and chaired the Social Issues Team of Affinity. Brian is currently chairman of the Trustees and Editorial Board of Praise Trust and remains a member with Hook Evangelical Church. His ministry is one of writing, editing and preaching at churches and conferences—of which he spoke at AiG–UK’s Creation Conference in 2006 and AiG’s Family Camp Conference, Indiana, USA in 2007 (filmed and released as the How Do We Know The Bible is True? DVD Box Set).
Brian has written many books and booklets, including a marriage preparation book with his wife Barbara and the timeless Nothing But The Truth. He is currently Series Editor for the Day One Travel Guide series (which includes Through the British Museum with the Bible) and has written articles in our Answers Magazine.
Brian’s interests include walking, gardening and exploring the inland waterways of England with his son Andrew on Andrew’s boat “Khayamanzi.”
Professor Andy McIntosh (Leeds) holds an emeritus chair in Thermodynamics and Combustion Theory, and has lectured and researched in these fields for over 20 years. He has a PhD in combustion theory from the aerodynamics department of what was then Cranfield Institute of Technology (now Cranfield University), a DSc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Wales and worked for a number of years at the Royal Aircraft Establishment. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the Institute of Energy, the Institute of Physics and the Royal Aeronautical Society. A chartered mathematician and engineer, an author of over 150 papers and articles, his research has been in combustion in fluids and solids. His work has also included investigations into the fundamental link between thermodynamics and information, and in the last few years he has been involved in research in the area of biomimetics where the minute combustion chamber of the bombardier beetle has inspired a patented novel spray technology with applications to fuel injectors, pharmaceutical sprays, fire extinguishers and aerosols. This research was awarded the 2010 Times Higher Educational award for the Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology.
Andy became a Christian in 1969 and is committed to a belief in the Biblical Creation account maintaining that Genesis is crucial to our understanding of the Gospel. He has authored the book Genesis for Today (Day One, 4th Edition, 2010), contributed to the books In Six Days (Master Books, 2009) and Should Christians Embrace Evolution? (IVP, 2009), and has appeared on a number of TV and radio programs, in particular Newsnight with Jeremy Paxman (2006) and the Big Questions with Nicky Campbell (2011). As an associate speaker for AiG for many years, he speaks both in the UK and many countries abroad. He delights to present the scientific evidence for Creation and passionately believes that there is no excuse for scientific minds not to accept the truth of Creation. Favourite talks are “Creation—So What’s the Issue?,” “Intricacies of Flight,” “Design, Intelligence and the Word of God,” “Fossils, Dinosaurs and the Bible,” “The Flood and the Return of Christ,” “Genesis, Babel and the Nations,” “Design, Thermodynamics and Information,” and “Faraday—Man of Science, Man of God.” He is married with three children and five grandchildren.
Rev. Ian McNaughton is Chairman of Answers in Genesis (UK/Europe) and has been a Board member since 1993. He is a Bible teacher and preacher, and he holds a Th.M degree from Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. He is fully resolved in his belief that the Bible is the Word of God being true from the very first verse in Genesis chapter 1 which is fully reliable in fact as well as doctrine. He delights to speak about the authority, accuracy and authenticity of the Holy Scriptures as being totally trustworthy, dependable and inerrant. As a pastor and theologian he is fully aware of the folly of denying the truths of the Word of God leading to the acceptance of unproven scientific models and hypotheses which result in unbelief and is conscious of the trend in some “evangelical” circles which confuses the issue of plenary inspiration by promoting a low view of the Holy Scriptures.
Ian became a Christian at the age of 19 and was called into the Christian ministry after studying theology in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has co-authored the book, Darwin & Darwinism: 150 years later, (Day One, 2009) dealing with the topics of Darwin’s worldview, six-day creation and theistic evolution. He has had articles published in Reformation Today and Evangelical Times; authored Opening-Up Commentaries, Colossians and Philemon (Day One, 2006) and 2 Thessalonians (Day One, 2008) and published creationist literature in Albanian, Hungarian and Czech. He has creationist talks on the following themes:
Stephen Taylor, BSc (Eng) (London), MEng, PhD (Liverpool), ACGI, FIEE, FInstP, CEng, is a professor at the University of Liverpool in the School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science and is Chairman of the University Staff Christian Fellowship.
He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in electromagnetics, nanotechnology and design. He is head of the mass spectrometry research group at the University which in the 1990s was responsible for the invention and development of the world’s smallest mass spectrometer. He is director of a University spin-out company seeking to commercialize mass spectrometry technology.
Steve is a regular speaker on behalf of United Beach Missions and Young Life. He also speaks regularly in the church he attends.
His presentations are wide-ranging from technical science to evangelistic outreach. He is also the co-author of the book Origins: Examining The Evidence.
Steve’s testimony is featured in the book In Six Days which you can read here.
Simon Terry was converted at 18 through some literature he received from a Gospel meeting in his childhood. Shortly after his conversion, he studied for four years at the University of Wales College Newport. In 2000 he qualified as a junior school teacher but decided to enter the mission field of London, spending several years there, working on two housing estates. In 2007 he joined Answers in Genesis UK/Europe as a speaker. Simon has co-written an article in our Answers Magazine and features on the DVD ‘Genesis: The Big Picture’. For the last two years he has been working as a missionary in four parts of Leicestershire, engaging the districts in door to door evangelism. He is also working on a book for this work entitled Questions of Life Answered. Alongside this ministry, Simon also takes the opportunity to speak on the subject of creation, particularly dinosaurs. He has a particular passion to reach children and adults using this theme to teach the truth. Simon is married to Yvonne with two children, Judah and Seren.