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John Lennox
John Lennox
Professor of Mathematics, University of Oxford

John Lennox is Professor of Mathematics in the University of Oxford, Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science, and Pastoral Advisor at Green Templeton College, Oxford. He is also an adjunct Lecturer at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University and at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and is a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum.

In addition, he teaches for the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme at the Executive Education Centre, Said Business School, Oxford University.

Stephen Meyer
Stephen Meyer
Director, Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture (CSC)

Stephen Meyer is Director of the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute and a founder of the modern intelligent design movement. A Cambridge University-trained philosopher of science, he is author of peer-reviewed publications in technical, scientific, philosophical, and other books and journals.

His books include Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design (2009) and the forthcoming Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design (2013). He has been interviewed by many leading media outlets, including The New York Times, CNN, Fox News, and the BBC. Previously on the faculty of Whitworth University, he formerly worked as a geophysicist with the Atlantic Richfield Company.

Jennifer Wiseman
Jennifer Wiseman
Astronomer, and Director, Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Jennifer Wiseman is an astronomer and speaker. She studies the formation processes of stars and planets in our galaxy using optical, infrared and radio telescopes. She also directs the Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion program for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She holds a B.S. in physics from MIT and Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard. In 1987 she discovered the comet Wiseman-Skiff. She's been a Jansky Fellow at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, a Hubble Fellow at Johns Hopkins University, and a Congressional Science Fellow of the American Physical Society, working with staff of the Science Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. She is currently a senior astrophysicist at NASA. Wiseman is a Fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation, a network of Christians in Science.

James T. Bardford
James T.Bradford
General Secretary of the Assemblies of God

James T. Bradford, host of the 2014 Faith and Science Conference, holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Minnesota and is one of the top four officials in the Assemblies of God. He was elected General Secretary in 2009, and oversees credentialing of ministers, church chartering, collection of official statistics, and the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center.

Prior to his current post, Bradford pastored Central Assembly in Springfield, Missouri, Newport-Mesa Christian Center in Orange County, California, and Broadway Church in Vancouver, British Columbia.

It was under the leadership of Dr. Bradford that the inaugural Faith and Science Conference took place in summer 2011, in Springfield, Missouri.

Bradford recently gave three plenary session lectures at a Midwest Chi Alpha retreat attended by 500 students. The lectures focused on the interface of faith and science; creation and Genesis; and biblical ethics related to life, death and personhood. He will also deliver those lectures at the West Africa School of Theology as part of the annual John York lectureship series.

Bradford has served on various executive boards, including Vanguard University, the Southern California District Executive Presbytery, and the General Presbytery of the Assemblies of God. He is the author of Preaching: Maybe It Is Rocket Science.

Matthew S. Stanford
Matthew S. Stanford
Professor of psychology, neuroscience, and biomedical studies at Baylor University

Matthew S. Stanford is professor of psychology, neuroscience and biomedical studies at Baylor University. His research on the interplay between psychology and faith has been featured by Fox, the New York Times, USA Today, MSNBC, Yahoo, and U.S. News & World Report. Stanford is a fellow of the Association for Psychology Science (APS). As the co-founder and director of the Mental Health Grace Alliance, he writes, conducts training seminars, and serves families affected by mental illness. He is the author of two books, Grace for the Afflicted and The Biology of Sin.


Steve Krstulovich
Steve Krstulovich
Lead Engineer, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Steve Krstulovich is a lead engineer at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), which is a premier DOE research center in the United States where he has worked for over 28 years. Fermilab’s research explores the nature of the universe and of time, space and reality itself through high energy physics.

Steve is often asked to speak at conferences and lecture on many of the remarkable developments over the years at Fermilab and the new directions being pursued to uncover new scientific principles that reveal a deeper level of reality. Steve developed a series of Bible study tools that are available free online in 9 different languages, in conjunction with his research in the Ph.D. program for Intercultural Studies at AGTS.

Robert White
Robert White
Professor of molecular biology and medical genetics at Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences

Robert White studied at The Jackson Laboratory in Maine, the world’s largest mammalian genetics lab, where he performed research for his Ph.D. at Boston College in 1989. His post-doctoral fellowship was at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. Before transferring his research program to the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, White directed the Mouse Genetics Research Laboratory in K.C. for 17 years.

The author of over 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals, he has received several extramural grants—one came from the March of Dimes, which also awarded him with the Kansas City Science Pioneer Award. White is a professor of molecular biology and medical genetics at KCUMB and associate dean of the College of Biosciences.

Mike Tenneson
Mike Tenneson
Professor of biology at Evangel University

Rev. Michael Tenneson, professor of biology, has taught at Evangel University for more than 25 years. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in science education, master’s degrees in biology/statistics (University North Dakota) and missiology/biblical literature (Assemblies of God Theological Seminary), and a bachelor’s degree in biology from University of California, Los Angeles.

Mike has been involved in research related to the faith/science interface for many years and has authored or co-authored numerous book chapters, articles and presentations on faith and science topics. He has done field research on bird incubation behavior, frog mating systems, porcupine ecology, lizard distribution and ecology, and tropical snail distribution. He is married to a biologist, Cheryl, and they have three children.

Steve Badger
Steve Badger
Professor of chemistry at Evangel University

Steve Badger is a retired professor of chemistry at Evangel University who has conducted chemical research with the USDA and the EPA. A native of the Boston area, he earned a B.S. in biology from William Carey College, a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Southern Mississippi, and an M.A. in biblical studies from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

He taught both science and Bible classes, and enjoys advising and mentoring chemistry majors. “I am interested in the interface between natural science and Christian faith,” he said. An ordained minister, Badger has served as both a senior and associate pastor, and has preached and/or taught on several short-term missions trips abroad.

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