Religion, Spiritual Development

Answers in Genesis, Inc.

  • Hebron, KY
  • www.answersingenesis.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Answers in Genesis is to support the Church in fulfilling its commission; to bring reformation by restoring the foundations of the Christian faith which are contained in the book of Genesis; and to provide answers from Genesis and the rest of Scripture to make Jesus Christ, our Creator and Redeemer, relevant to the Church and world today.

Main Programs

  1. Answer WorldWide Programs
  2. Answers Bible Curriculum
  3. Ark Encounter Project

service areas

International

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ruling year

1994

chief executive for fy 2008

Mr. Ken Ham

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Keywords

apologetics, answers, genesis, creation, museum, Bible, origins, earth, universe, AiG, christian

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EIN

33-0596423

Also Known As

AiG, Creation Museum, Answers in Genesis, Ark Encounter

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Protestant (X21)

Natural History, Natural Science Museums (A56)

Science & Technology Museum (A57)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

Answers in Genesis uses many different types of outreaches to defend God’s Word and help equip Christians to defend their faith, including our award-winning website, www.AnswersinGensis.org, which is among the top 2% of all websites, worldwide, with thousands of articles and faith-strengthening resources available; the #1 creation worldview magazine today, Answers Magazine, which is winner of numerous awards; the Answers in Genesis radio program Answers….with Ken Ham; hundreds of biblical based educational resources, including DVDs, books, Vacation Bible School programs, Sunday School curricula, software, and other curricula for all ages; hundreds of speaking events all over the globe every year; and the 70,000-square-foot Creation Museum near Cincinnati that offers a walk through Bible history with over 160 exhibits, a planetarium, special effects theater, petting zoo and more.

Programs

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Program 1

Answer WorldWide Programs

Answers in Genesis operates a Creation Museum for the purpose of exalting Jesus Christ as Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer through a safe, wholesome, family-friendly center for learning and discovery that clearly presents major biblical themes from Genesis to Revelation. The museum equips Christians to better evangelize the lost through a combination of exhibits, research, and educational presentations that uphold the inerrancy of the Bible. The museum will challenge visitors to receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and to accept the authority of the Bible by providing culturally relevant biblical and scientific answers from a biblical worldview.

Category

Religion

Budget

$13,069,530.00

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

Program 2

Answers Bible Curriculum

Full-featured Sunday school for all ages
This three-year Sunday school program covers the entire Bible in chronological order. It provides answers to the issues that confront today’s culture through the media, school, friends, etc. ABC provides a thorough understanding of the authority and primary teachings of Scripture. All ages will be equipped to defend the Bible, and become conformed to the image of Christ, as they apply God’s Word in their everyday lives. Online samples from each age group are available.

Category

Religion, General/Other

Budget

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

None

Program 3

Ark Encounter Project

The Ark Encounter is a one-of-a-kind historically themed attraction. In an entertaining, educational, and immersive way, it presents a number of historical events centered on a full-size, all-wood Ark, which should become the largest timber-frame structure in the USA. Additional future phases for the attraction include a Walled City, the Tower of Babel, a first-century Middle Eastern village, a journey in history from Abraham to the parting of the Red Sea, a walk-through aviary, an expanded large petting zoo, and so on. It is designed to be family oriented, historically authentic, and environmentally friendly. We also plan for the Ark Encounter to eventually include daily live mammal and bird shows, an extensive interactive children’s area, live entertainment, and many themed restaurants, creative food outposts, and shopping. The Ark Encounter will be one of the largest “green” construction projects in the country, taking advantage of the latest environmental technologies to be good stewards of creation. - See more at: http://arkencounter.com/faq/#sthash.BlNTKvJz.dpuf

Category

Religion

Budget

Population Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Answers in Genesis is an apologetic (i.e., Christianity-defending) ministry, dedicated to enabling Christians to defend their faith and to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. We focus particularly on providing answers to questions surrounding the book of Genesis, as it is the most-attacked book of the Bible. We also desire to train others to develop a biblical worldview, and seek to expose the bankruptcy of evolutionary ideas, and its bedfellow, a “millions of years old” earth (and even older universe).
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Answers in Genesis uses many different types of outreaches to defend God’s Word and help equip Christians to defend their faith, including our award-winning website, www.AnswersinGensis.org, which is among the top 2% of all websites, worldwide, with thousands of articles and faith-strengthening resources available; the #1 creation worldview magazine today, Answers Magazine, which is winner of numerous awards; the Answers in Genesis radio program Answers….with Ken Ham; hundreds of biblical based educational resources, including DVDs, books, Vacation Bible School programs, Sunday School curricula, software, and other curricula for all ages; hundreds of speaking events all over the globe every year; and the 70,000-square-foot Creation Museum near Cincinnati that offers a walk through Bible history with over 160 exhibits, a planetarium, special effects theater, petting zoo and more.
    Future plans for Answers in Genesis include many upcoming speaking engagements, new and exciting exhibits at the Creation Museum, and the construction of the full size Noah’s Ark as part of the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Answers in Genesis has a highly skilled staff of web designers, architects, writers, well-educated speakers, audio/video team and more that play a very big role in Answers in Genesis being able to fulfill its mission. And of course, Answers in Genesis could not do anything without our incredible family of supporters. Their prayers and financial support make all this ministry does possible.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Answers in Genesis knows it is making an impact in the lives of those it reaches by the testimonies we receive every day of not only people accepting the truth of God’s Word and learning to stand boldly on this truth but also of people who find salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Answers in Genesis is succeeding in accomplishing its mission in all areas and is currently funded to begin construction on the full scale Noah’s Ark. We are continually developing new resources and curriculum as well as adding new exhibits to the Creation Museum.

service areas

International

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Answers In Genesis Inc
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
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Answers in Genesis, Inc.

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mr. Ken Ham

BIO

Ken Ham earned a bachelor's degree in applied science from the Queensland Institute of Technology in 1973 and a diploma of education from the University of Queensland in 1974. While teaching science in government schools, the Lord led him into a speaking ministry. In 1994 he founded Answers in Genesis-USA. In addition to running this ministry, he is a full-time conference speaker and host of the daily radio program Answers...with Ken Ham. Mr. Ham has also written several books addressing vital issues of our day, such as racism. Mr. Ham's long-time vision, a world-class Creation Museum that will equip Christians and challenge non-Christians, is now coming to fruition near Cincinnati. Mr. Ham serves as the president and executive director of Answers in Genesis.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Don Landis

No Affiliation

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