Dr. Hovind’s Biography
Evangelist Kent Hovind [pronounced ] became a Christian at age sixteen and immediately desired to serve Christ with his life. While serving as a Sunday school teacher, a church bus worker, and an avid soul winner in his public high school of more than 2,000, he continued to seek God’s purpose for his life. His keen interest in math and science throughout his high school career prompted his enrollment at Illinois Central College as a science major. After two years of undergraduate work there, he felt God calling him to full-time Christian service and completed his bachelor of religious education at Midwestern Baptist College of Pontiac, Michigan in 1974.
For fifteen years, he taught high school math and science, during which time he completed his master’s degree in education. While researching and writing his doctoral dissertation on the subject of creation vs. evolution, he saw the tremendous need for exposing evolution as a dangerous, religious world-view, and for arming Christians with scientific evidence that there are no contradictions between true science and the Bible. In response to these needs, shortly after finishing his Ph.D. in education, he began the full-time ministry of Creation Science Evangelism.
Since its beginning in 1989, his ministry continues to grow as Dr. Hovind has spoken more than 900 times each year in public and private schools, churches, university debates, and on radio and television broadcasts. His humorous, fast-paced, illustrated seminars provide documented evidence against the unscientific and unscriptural theory of evolution. The information presented concerning dinosaurs in the Bible and a few that are still alive today reflects his extensive study in the field of cryptozoology. Dr. Hovind’s goal is to strengthen the faith of believers, to confound and to convict the evolutionists, and to win the lost to Christ. He offers $250,000 to anyone with real scientific evidence for evolution.
Dr. Hovind makes his home in Pensacola, Florida with his wife, Jo. Their three married children also live in Pensacola. All three and their spouses work in the ministry.
Dr. Hovind’s Testimony
I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior February 9, 1969. As I began studying the Bible, I realized that what I was being taught about the theory of evolution could not be reconciled with the Genesis account of creation. My further training in science and the Bible caused me to search carefully for the truth in this great conflict. After teaching high school science for 15 years and speaking on the creation/evolution subject thousands of times, I can say with all certainty that the Bible is the infallible, inspired, inerrant Word of the living God. The universe was created in 6 literal 24 hour days about 6,000 years ago (Matthew 19:4; Exodus 20:11; Genesis 1 & 5).
Modern science textbooks are wrong about the age of the earth and the place dinosaurs hold in history. Dinosaurs were created with man and were on the ark with Noah. After the flood they were hunted to the point of extinction in most parts of the world by man. A few dinosaurs are still alive in various parts of the world today! My research in cryptozoology (living dinosaurs) is of great interest to Christians and the lost alike. I now travel and speak on this topic to try to strengthen the faith of believers, confound and convict the evolutionists, and win the lost to Christ.