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Answers in Genesis

Welcoming Dr. Terry Mortenson

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This April, we're excited to welcome author, speaker, and researcher Dr. Terry Mortenson from the well-known apologetics ministry Answers in Genesis for a 2-day seminar here at East Bay Calvary Church.

Dr. Mortenson will speak in 6 sessions, each one packed with truth about our world that will engage all ages, touching topics such as the Flood, dinosaurs, and evolution.

*Childcare available up to 6th grade, but older elementary are encouraged to attend the sessions!


April 24 + 25
Sunday + Monday


Open to all ages
No need to sign up


Schedule of Events



9AM               Dinosaurs

                        Have You Been Brainwashed? (for all ages, but especially kids K-12)

10AM             Creation vs. Evolution

                       Why It Matters


6PM               Origin of Species

                        Was Darwin Right?

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7:15PM          Ape-men, Adam and the Gospel



6:30PM          Millions of Years

                       The idea’s unscientific origin and catastrophic consequences

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7:35PM          Noah's Flood

                       Washing away millions of years

Meet Dr. Mortenson

Terry grew up in a church-going family in Minnesota, USA, but didn’t come to know Christ as his Lord and Savior until the end of his first year in the university. He received a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Minnesota and later earned a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago, and a Ph.D. in the history of geology from Coventry University in England. 

After graduation from the university he served for 26 years as a missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ, mostly in Eastern Europe (both before and after the fall of communism).

Since 2001, Dr. Mortenson has been a speaker, writer, and researcher for Answers in Genesis. He has spoken on the creation-evolution issue in schools, churches, universities (secular and Christian) and seminaries in 35 countries and has also participated in seven formal debates with evolutionary PhD scientists in four countries (Canada, Albania, Bulgaria and America).

He is the author of numerous popular-level and technical articles on the subject of origins and the book The Great Turning Point: The Church’s Catastrophic Mistake on Geology—Before Darwin (2004), which explains how the idea of millions of years developed in geology and how and why most Christians so quickly made peace with that idea. He also co-edited and contributed to the 14-author, scholarly collection of essays called Coming to Grips with Genesis: Biblical Authority and the Age of the Earth (2008), and he edited and contributed to the 16-author book, Searching for Adam: Genesis and the Truth about Man’s Origin (2016), which biblically, historically and scientifically defends the literal truth of Genesis about human origins.

He has been an active member of the Evangelical Theological Society for over 20 years.  Since 2008 he has helped lead an annual 8-day raft trip down the Colorado River through Grand Canyon for over 280 invited seminary and Christian university professors and other key Christian leaders from 26 countries. These trips have exposed them to biblical and geological evidence that confirms the literal history in Genesis 1-11, especially regarding Noah’s Flood and the age of the earth.

He and his wife, Margie, have been married since 1976 and have 8 grown children and 17 grandchildren.

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