Ken Ham's Bio:
Ken Ham is the president and co-founder of Answers in
Genesis, an apologetics (i.e., Bible defending) ministry
upholding the authority of the Bible from the first verse.
The visionary behind the popular, high-tech Creation
Museum near Cincinnati – which has had more than one million visitors in less than three years – and also the national “I am Not Ashamed” media campaign (2 Tim. 2:15; Rom. 1:16), Ham is also a best-selling author, (The Lie, Already Gone) popular speaker, and host of a daily radio feature on 1,000-plus stations.
Ham, a native of Australia, earned a bachelor’s degree in applied science (with an emphasis in environmental biology) from the Queensland Institute of Technology and a diploma of education at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. Upon graduation, Ham began his initial career as a science teacher in Australia’s public schools. He holds three honorary doctorates.
In 1974, a friend from church told Ham about a book called The Genesis Flood, in which Drs. Henry Morris and John Whitcomb scientifically explain the geologic-transforming effects of a global flood.
Burdened to tell others the facts supporting a biblical view of creation and the truth of Scripture, Ham spent his weekends speaking to various groups about creationism.
In 1979, Ham left his teaching position and co-founded The Creation Science Foundation
(CSF) out of his home. He borrowed money to build an extension onto his house and used
a small retirement payment to buy the ministry’s first photocopier and electric typewriter.
Ham and his family moved to the United States in January 1987, when he was given the
opportunity to work with the late Dr. Henry Morris, founder of the Institute for Creation
Research (ICR) and co-author of the book that originally fueled Ham’s interest in
creationism. Ham served as a speaker, traveling across the United States, popularizing ICR’s
In 1994, after a fruitful ministry conducting ICR family teaching conferences across America, Ham, with Dr. Morris’ blessing, founded (with two others) a new lay person organization, Answers in Genesis. The Creation Museum opened in May 2007. Today, Ken Ham’s Australian accent, keen sense of humor, captivating stories and exceptional PowerPoint illustrations make him one of North America’s most effective Christian communicators.
Visit Ken's website at www.answersingenesis.org