Jackson Hole Bible College One year of Biblical Foundations & Creation Apologetics

Current and Past Professors

Dr. Brad Belcher

Pastor at Oakwood Bible Church, Kalamazoo, MI.

1985 B.S., Taylor University, Mathematics; 2008 M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Christian Thought/Philosophy of Religion; 2019 D.Min. Grace Theological Institute, Intercultural Studies.

He is married to Kathy. They have three daughters and three grandchildren.

Dr. Paul Benware

BA -Humanities, 1963 – Los Angeles Baptist College; ThM -Theology, 1967 – Dallas Theo. Seminary; ThD -Theology/Apologetics, 1973 – Grace Theo Seminary; former professor at Moody Bible Institute, Philadelphia Biblical  University (now Cairn University), and Arizona Christian University.

Dr. Benware has written a number of books including: Old Testament Survey; New Testament Survey; Understanding End Times Prophecy; Daniel: An Exegetical and Dispensational Commentary; Daniel: The Coming Judgment of the Nations; and The Believer’s Payday.

He is married to Anne and they have four children and eight grandchildren.

Dr. Danny Faulkner

Dr. Danny R. Faulkner has a B.S. (Math), M.S. (Physics), M.A. and PhD (Astronomy, Indiana University). For over 25 years he was on the faculty of the University of South Carolina Lancaster, where he taught physics and astronomy. He was Chair of its Division of Math, Science, Nursing, and Public Health (2009–2012). Dr. Faulkner retired as a full professor and now holds the title of Distinguished Professor Emeritus. In January, 2013 he joined Answers in Genesis and its Creation Museum full time. He has published more than a hundred papers in various astronomy and astrophysics journals. So far, Dr. Faulkner has published one book, Universe by Design.

Danny is married to Lynette. He is known for traveling the world with Teddy.

Dr. Ken Ham

Director of Answers in Genesis; Masters – University of Queensland, Australia; honorary doctorate from Liberty University.

Founder of Answers in Genesis, The Creation Museum, and the ARK Encounter.

Ken is married to Mally. They have five children and seventeen grandchildren.

Pastor Eric Hovind

Founder and president of Creation Today; Pensacola, Florida.

Born in Kankakee, Illinois, Creation Speaker Eric Hovind was blessed with the opportunity of growing up in a Christian home under the incredible Biblical teachings of his father, Dr. Kent Hovind. Eric says that his father always challenged him with new ideas and projects, including everything from carpentry to Bible studies in order to better serve the Lord.

Throughout his Jr. High and High School years, Eric was privileged to travel with his dad every summer as they traveled to churches to speak about Creation, evolution and dinosaurs. It was during his third summer of traveling with his father that Eric realized that he never grew tired of the subject! Hearing creation lectures and debates hundreds of times never became boring. As he listened to his dad teach, Eric, too, surrendered his entire life to serving God by delivering the salvation message.

After completing his high school studies at Pensacola Christian Academy in 1997, he graduated from Jackson Hole Bible College in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  JHBC was designed to give students a solid Biblical foundation with a special creation emphasis. To further his education in evangelism, Eric then attended Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Eric began full-time service in the ministry of Creation Science Evangelism in 1999. He served in every capacity of the ministry including: maintenance, construction, Dinosaur Adventure Land tour guide and manager, video production, as well as traveling and speaking.  At the age of 30 Eric committed the rest of his life work to the ministry of reaching people through the creation message.  Eric received his ordination from Harbor Baptist Church on November 8, 2008.

Eric is married to Tanya and they have three children.

Dr. David Janssen

Pastor of Spiritual Growth at Grace Community Bible Church in Sandy, Utah; Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University; Master’s of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1986; Doctorate of Ministry from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary 1996.

Dr. Janssen is married to Anne. They have four sons.

Dr. Grant Kolkow

Only by God’s grace, Grant Kolkow came to faith and repentance in the Lord Jesus at the age of seven by reading a children’s Bible story book. He has over-married by marrying his sweetheart Linda; they are blessed with six children and fourteen grandchildren. He also is blessed to graduate from the Master’s Seminary with a M.Div degree and then a D.Min degree in expository preaching. His ministry experience includes twenty-five years of pastoral ministry plus chaplaincy in detention and business settings. He loves to read theological works and the Puritans and likes to play any game in which he wins.

Pastor Don Landis

Don graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 1966. He served as a Youth for Christ/Campus Life director in Pennsylvania before Beverly and he moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to begin Rocky Mountain Lodge, a Christian camp and retreat facility. 

Don Landis is the President of Jackson Hole Bible College which started in 1997, and Pastor/Teacher since 1974 at Community Bible Church in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Don is the founding Chairman of the Board of Directors for Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum.  He teaches throughout the year at JHBC and Rocky Mountain Lodge.  He has also spoken at special events for AiG.  Don has written articles for Answers Magazine and edited several chapters in books published by AiG

Don is the general editor for bestsellers Genius of Ancient Man, Secrets of Ancient Man, and Leaving a Legacy. He brings wisdom and insight from the Word of God in a practical, challenging, and insightful way. 

Don is married to Beverly. They have two children, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. They live in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where they enjoy spending much of their time with their family. Don loves to hunt, fish, spend time with his grandchildren, get firewood and going on hikes through the woods.

Pastor Dean Landis

Dean is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Education from Western Bible College. Since 2005, Dean and his family have ministered at Glacier Meadow Lodge, a summer Bible camp for children on the Blackfeet Reservation. Dean has been involved with Christian camp ministries for forty-five years. He also served as a children’s pastor for six years, and from 2017-2020 he was the Director of Glacier Bible College (a program very similar to JHBC’s one-year program). Dean and his beautiful wife Lori have five children and reside in Kalispell, Montana.

Dr. Brian Livermore

B. A. Bible from Christian Heritage College (now San Diego Christian College), 1979 – Th. M.  Dallas Theological Seminary, 1985

Pastor at Crossroads Bible Church in Burley, Idaho. Brian is married to Suzanne.  They have 6 children and 16 grandchildren.

Mr. Brian Mariani

Brian has a B.S. in Physics Education from Illinois State University. He and his wife, Aimee, are graduates of Jackson Hole Bible College and Brian was a contributing researcher and author for The Genius of Ancient Man and The Secrets of Ancient Man, produced by Don Landis and Jackson Hole Bible College. He was a high school science teacher and since 2013 he has been working with Alpha Omega Institute teaching youth and adults that there is a lot of good evidence (from science) for God and the Bible. Brian loves exploring God’s Creation while teaching his favorite JHBC class alongside his wife, Aimee, and their four young children.

Mr. Dave Nutting

MS – Colorado State University; MS  Institute for Creation Research

Taught at – Colorado State University; Sheldon Jackson College; Christian Heritage College

Dave and Mary Jo Nutting are the Founders and Directors of Alpha Omega Institute in Grand Junction, Colorado. They were college math and science instructors when they first grappled with the problems of evolution and became convinced of the evidence for Creation. Their personal contact with students convinced them of the importance of the issue, not only in science, but in evangelism and Christian growth. Since founding AOI in 1984, they have spoken extensively, giving presentations for churches, universities, camps and tours both in the USA and internationally. 

Dave and MaryJo have 2 sons and 2 grandchildren.

Mr. Michael Oard


  • MS, Atmospheric Science, University of Washington, 1973
  • BS, Atmospheric Science, University of Washington, 1969

Professional Experience:

  • 1973–2001 Meteorologist, National Weather Service (lead forecaster, Great Falls, Montana from 1981 to 2001)
  • 1972–1973 Research Assistant (part-time), University of Washington
  • 1970–1971 Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Great Falls, MT
  • 1969–1970 Research Assistant (full time), University of Washington
  • 1966–1969 Research Assistant (part time), University of Washington
  • 1964–1966 US Navy

After 30 years as a meteorologist with the US National Weather Service, Mike retired and now is fully devoted to research on the compelling evidence for Noah’s flood and the post-flood ice age. He has done considerable study on the woolly mammoths in light of Noah’s flood and the ice age. Mike has published several research papers in his field in journals of the American Meteorological Society. His creationist research has been published in technical books, laymen’s books, and children’s books, as well as in many creationist journals. He also lectures on these subjects and serves on the board of directors of the Creation Research Society.

Based in beautiful Montana, Mike is now accepting invitations to speak all over North America, even with just a few weeks’ notice. He is married to Beverly and they have four children and four grandchildren.

Pastor Nate Persson

Associate Pastor and Missions Director at Faith Bible Fellowship, North Little Rock, Arkansas. Partner, Apartment Painters of Little Rock.

With wife Lisa, has 9 children, 7 grandchildren and counting.
Graduate of Moody Bible Institute
Author: Apples of Gold: A Family Heritage from the Proverbs of Solomon

Besides weekly preaching, young adult bible classes, and bi-annual missions trips to Mexico, you might find him enjoying:
-managing commercial painting business
-coaching kids/grandkids’ soccer teams
-building projects at church/renovating kids’ houses
-traveling with wife