Geoffrey Botkin has served in pioneering capacities in academia, private business, and at the highest levels of corporate structure. Mr. Botkin currently advises pastors and business leaders on strategic career decisions and on the balancing of priorities and duties. He believes the entrepreneurial skills and instincts of most men can be developed to better represent the long-term business interests of Christ the King. Mr. Botkin is presently training his sons in the operation of a multi-generational, multi-national Information Technology company.
Col. John Eidsmoe
John Eidsmoe is a retired Air Force Lt. Colonel and Judge Advocate and an Alabama State Defense Force Colonel and Chaplain. He currently teaches Constitutional Law at the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama, where his students have twice given him the Outstanding Professor Award. He is an ordained pastor in the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations and an adjunct professor at Birmingham School of Theology. As a constitutional attorney, Colonel Eidsmoe has defended home schools and Christian schools, debated ACLU attorneys on radio and television, and served on the Ten Commandments Legal Defense Team in the recent Alabama litigation. He has authored thirteen books and produced numerous audio and video lecture series, and holds five academic degrees in law, theology, and political science, as well as graduating from the Air Command and Staff College and the Air War College. A Third Degree Black Belt with the American Taekwondo Foundation, Colonel Eidsmoe served as a Regional Representative for the Gospel Martial Arts Union, is an avid horseman and skier, and tries to get eight hours of sleep every week. He and his wife Marlene have been married since 1970, have three children (David, Kirsten, and Justin), and live in rural Pike Road, Alabama.
Dr. Marshall Foster
Dr. Marshall Foster is the founder and president of the Mayflower Institute, a non-profit educational foundation. Marshall and the Institute have been dedicated, since 1976, to teaching and reclaiming America’s godly heritage.
Dr. Foster, best-selling author and keynote speaker, has effectively and dynamically communicated biblical truths and principles of our founder’s miraculous success story. His experience includes being the founder of the Los Angeles Rams Chaplains Program, the founder of Campus Crusade at the University of Southern California, keynote speaker and featured radio and television guest on programs such as Focus on the Family, CBN’s 700 Club, and the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
Across America, hundreds of thousands of lives have been impacted by Marshall’s seminars, educational materials and tours, media appearances, and most significantly by his contagious love for Jesus Christ. For nearly four decades, his passion to unite this land as “One Nation Under God” has inspired young and old alike.
Dr. Foster’s biblical and historical wisdom offers a new generation hope for a lasting spiritual and cultural revival.
Dr. George Grant
George Grant is the director of the King’s Meadow Study Center, coordinator of the Gileskirk Curriculum Project, and instructor at Franklin Classical School. He is the author of dozens of books in the areas of history, biography, politics, literature, and social criticism and he has written hundreds of essays, articles, and columns. His work on behalf of the homeless, for international relief and development, for racial reconciliation, and for the sanctity of life has been profiled in such varied media outlets as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Focus on the Family, The 700 Club, The Coral Ridge Hour, Point of View, Crossfire, WORLD Magazine, and Christianity Today.
In addition to his regular classes in history, literature, theology, and the arts, he maintains an active writing and speaking schedule in this country and around the world. He has studied Political Science at the University of Houston (B.A.), Philosophy at Whitefield Theological Seminary (M.A., D.Litt., Ph.D.), and Theology at Knox Theological Seminary (D.Min. Candidate).
He makes his home in Middle Tennessee near the historic town of Franklin with his wife and co-author Karen. Together they have three grown children.
His recent books include: Blood of the Moon: Understanding the Historic Struggle Between Islam and Western Civilization; Garden Graces: How the Tasks of Gardening Have Shaped Art, Music, and History; The Micah Mandate: Balancing the Christian Life; Shelf Life: How Books Have Changed the Destinies of Men and Nations; and Going Somewhere: A Novel.
Dr. Paul Jehle
Dr. Jehle is senior pastor of the New Testament Church of Cedarville, president and founder of Heritage Institute Ministries, principal and founder of the New Testament Christian School, as well as serving as Plymouth Rock Foundation’s education director since 1988. Dr. Jehle has earned master’s and doctorate degrees in Education. Dr. Jehle has traveled nationally and internationally to bring biblical worldview training to Christians in the areas of education, history, political statesmanship, and church ministry.
Dr. Floyd Jones
Following a 14 year professional career during which he held varying positions of responsibility as Paleontologist, Geophysicist, District Geophysicist, Geophysical Manager, and Regional Geophysicist with Texaco and Tenneco respectively, Dr. Floyd Nolen Jones was selected to attend Division Manager School shortly before resigning from his scientific vocation in 1974 to pursue Biblical studies. Having attained a Ph.D. as well as a Th. D., Dr. Jones has garnered majors in the disciplines of Geology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Theology, and Education from six institutions of higher learning. A magna cum laude graduate and an ex-evolutionist, he also possesses a minor in Physics and is an ordained Minister (SBC). Dr. Jones twice served as adjunct Professor at Continental Bible College in Brussels, Belgium. Having authored a definitive work on bible chronology, he has also written several books on textual criticism in defense of the traditional biblical text. He is currently engaged in ongoing Biblical research and the teaching of God’s infallible Word. He and his wife, as well as his children and grandchildren, reside in Texas.
Dr. Joseph Morecraft III
Dr. Morecraft is an ordained minister (RPCUS) and has pastored Chalcedon Presbyterian Church of Dunwoody, GA, since 1974. Dr. Morecraft received a B.A. in History from King College in Bristol, TN, an M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA, and a Th.D. from Whitefield Theological Seminary in Lakeland, FL. Dr. Morecraft has lectured in such places as South Africa, England, Scotland, El Salvador, and Cypress. He has authored numerous articles and two books: Liberation Theology: Prelude to Revolution, and With Liberty and Justice for All. In 1986, Dr. Morecraft was a candidate for U.S. Congress in the 7th Congressional District of Georgia. He currently serves as chairman of the Constitution Party of Georgia. Dr. Morecraft is married to his wife Becky and they have four children.
Dr. John Morris
Dr. John Morris, perhaps best known for leading expeditions to Mt. Ararat in search of Noah’s Ark, was on the University of Oklahoma faculty before joining the Institute for Creation Research in 1984. Dr. Morris held the position of Professor of Geology and Director of Outreach Ministries at ICR until becoming President in 1996. He has written numerous books and articles on the scientific support for the Bible, currently hosts a nationally syndicated daily radio broadcast, and lectures worldwide on creation. Dr. Morris received his B.S. in Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech. in 1969 and his M.S in Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma in 1977. He received his Doctorate in Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma in 1980. Known for his warm speaking style and ability to relate to all ages, Dr. Morris has also produced a series of “Tracker John” adventure books on creation topics for young readers. Dr. Morris lives in San Diego, CA with his wife. They have three children and one grandchild.
Douglas W. Phillips
Doug Phillips is the director of Vision Forum Ministries, a discipleship and training ministry that emphasizes Christian apologetics, worldview training, multi-generational faithfulness, and creative solutions whereby fathers can play a maximum role in family discipleship. A constitutional attorney, Doug served with the Home School Legal Defense Association for six years. He serves as Adjunct Professor of Apologetics for the Institute for Creation Research, and co-authored the book, Weapons of Our Warfare with ICR’s president Dr. John Morris. He is the author/editor of Robert Louis Dabney: The Prophet Speaks; Poems for Patriarchs; The Birkenhead Drill; The Letters & Lessons of Teddy Roosevelt for His Sons. His writings have appeared in numerous publications including WORLD, Acts and Facts, The Houston Chronicle, Education Reporter, Quit You Like Men, The Home School Court Report, The Teaching Home, Home School Digest, Home Schooling Today, Citizen Magazine, and Patriarch magazine. A strong advocate of mentorship, Doug has taught from his home intensive college-level, independent courses on apologetics, law, theology, and government to home school students and graduates. Doug and his wife, Beall, live with their seven children, Joshua, Justice, Liberty, Jubilee, Faith Evangeline, Honor, and new arrival Providence, in San Antonio, Texas.
The Honorable Howard Phillips
During the Nixon Administration, Mr. Phillips headed two Federal agencies, ending his executive branch career as director of the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity in the Executive Office of the President, a position from which he resigned when President Nixon reneged on his commitment to veto further funding for “Great Society” programs.
Since 1974, Mr. Phillips has been Chairman of The Conservative Caucus, a non-partisan, nationwide grassroots public policy advocacy group which has been in the thick of battles, in opposition to the Panama Canal and Carter-Brezhnev SALT II treaties in the 1970s, in support of SDI and major tax reductions during the 1980s, and in the vanguard of efforts to terminate Federal subsidies to ideological activist groups under the banner of “defunding the Left.”
A 1962 graduate of Harvard College (where he was twice elected president of the Student Council), Phillips is president of Policy Analysis, Inc., a public policy research organization which publishes the bimonthly Issues and Strategy Bulletin.
He has published three books: The New Right at Harvard (1983), Moscow’s Challenge to U.S. Vital Interests in Sub-Saharan Africa (1987), and The Next Four Years (1992).
Phillips, his wife, Peggy, and their immediate family reside in Fairfax County, Virginia.
A consummate historian and avid bibliophile, Bill Potter brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of history to the Faith & Freedom Tour. With a personal library in excess of 4,000 antiquated hardbacks and a background as a top Ph.D. candidate in history at the College of William and Mary, Bill has earned a well-deserved reputation as a man gifted in communicating the story of God’s providential hand in American history. Bill is also the home schooling father of eight children. He and his wife Leslie live in historic Virginia.
Dr. John C. Whitcomb
Dr. John C. Whitcomb has been a professor of Old Testament and theology for more than 50 years, and is widely recognized as a leading Biblical scholar. He taught at Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana, from 1951 to 1990, and gained much recognition for his work on The Genesis Flood (Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company), which he co-authored with Dr. Henry Morris in 1961. This book has been credited as one of the major catalysts for the modern Biblical creationism movement.
Among Dr. Whitcomb’s other published works are The Early Earth and The World That Perished, and commentaries on Esther and Daniel. Additionally, he has authored six widely-circulated comprehensive Bible charts, numerous multi-media slides, and countless Biblical and theological articles. Major emphases in his teaching have been Biblical creationism, dispensational theology, premillennial eschatology, and presuppositional apologetics.
Dr. Whitcomb now serves as president of Whitcomb Ministries, Inc., and resides in Indianapolis with his wife Norma. His life and ministry may be summed up in this quotation: “I want to be in the full-time business of finding out what God says and telling as many people as I can.”