Ken Ham, an Australian, moved to America in 1987 and is the president and founder of Answers in Genesis-U.S., the highly acclaimed Creation Museum, and visionary behind the construction of a full-size Noah’s Ark. He is one of the most in-demand Christian conference speakers and talk show guests. Ken has appeared on: Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor and Fox and Friends in the Morning; CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, ABC’s Good Morning America, the BBC, etc. Most recently, he debated Bill Nye.
A biblical apologist, Ken gives numerous faith-building talks to tens of thousands of children and adults each year. He is the author of many books on including Already Gone, The Lie: Evolution, and a number of children’s books. Ken is heard daily on the radio feature Answers … with Ken Ham and is a frequent guest on national TV talk-show programs. Ken is also the founder of the award-winning Answers magazine.
Ken’s emphasis is on the relevance and authority of the book of Genesis to the life of the average Christian, and how compromise on Genesis has opened a dangerous door regarding how the culture and church view biblical authority. His Australian accent, keen sense of humor, captivating stories, and exceptional PowerPoint/Keynote illustrations have made him one of North America’s most effective Christian communicators. Several of his live talks were recorded and released in a well-produced DVD set and curriculum titled Foundations (2011).
Ken’s bachelor’s degree in applied science (with an emphasis on environmental biology) was awarded by the Queensland Institute of Technology in Australia. He also holds a diploma of education from the University of Queensland (a graduate qualification necessary for Ken to begin his initial career as a science teacher in the public schools in Australia).
In recognition of the contribution Ken has made to the church in the USA and internationally, Ken has been awarded four honorary doctorates: a Doctor of Divinity (1997) from Temple Baptist College in Cincinnati, Ohio, a Doctor of Literature (2004) from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, a Doctor of Letters (2010) from Tennessee Temple University, and a Doctorate in Humane Letters from Mid-Continent University in Kentucky (2012).
Ken and his wife, Mally, reside in the Cincinnati area. They have five children and twelve grandchildren.