Ken Ham is the founder, president and CEO of Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter. Ken cofounded AiG in 1994 with the purpose of upholding the authority of the Bible from the very first verse. He gives faith-building talks to tens of thousands of children and adults each year on topics including the reliability of the Bible, the effect on society and the church of lessening biblical authority, and ways to witness more effectively. He has authored thousands of articles and authored or co-authored 40 books.
Ken holds a bachelor’s degree in applied science (with an emphasis on environmental biology) from the Queensland Institute of Technology in Australia, and a diploma of education from the University of Queensland as well as four honorary doctorates.
Brian Vogt holds a doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences. During his 33 years on the BJU faculty he has taught numerous courses in chemistry and pharmacology. He is the head of the Department of Chemistry and Physics, and he also serves as an elder and Sunday school teacher at Greenville Christian Fellowship.
Layton Talbert holds a doctorate in theology and has taught seminary courses in Old and New Testament exposition, hermeneutics, New Testament theology, apologetics, the theology and practice of prayer, and the history and theology of religions. He has authored two books, Beyond Suffering: Discovering the Message of Job and Not by Chance: Learning to Trust a Sovereign God, and over 200 periodical articles, journal articles and book reviews. Layton is a contributing editor for Frontline Magazine and has taught and preached throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada and New Zealand.
Jason Ormiston has a DMin in urban missions from Westminster Theological Seminary. He has served on the BJU Bible faculty since 2007. In addition to his ministry as a teacher, Jason is the senior pastor at Palmetto Baptist Church in Easley, South Carolina. He is a lifelong student of church planting, missions and urban ministry. He and his wife Heather have six children.
Bill Lovegrove holds a doctorate in engineering. He has been on the BJU faculty for nearly 30 years. A longtime member and adult Sunday school teacher at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, he has given seminars on science and the Bible across the country and on several mission fields.
Steve Pettit became the fifth president of BJU in May of 2014. An alumnus of BJU, Steve previously served on the Board of Trustees. He earned a BS in business administration from The Citadel in 1978 and an MA in pastoral studies from BJU Seminary in 1980. Following his BJU graduation, both he and his wife Terry saw their calling in pastoral ministry and evangelism. For five years, Pettit served as youth pastor for First Baptist Church in Bridgeport, Michigan, before entering full-time evangelism. In the following 29 years, the Pettits traveled year-round in evangelism, conducting more than 800 campaigns, crusades and camps throughout the United States and preaching in 21 countries.