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GOD QUEST INC

Helping Turn Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones on People's Journey to know Christ

aka Creation Today   |   Pensacola, FL   |  creationtoday.org

Mission

Teach people to KNOW and DEFEND their Creator-GOD!

Ruling year info

2012

President

Mr. Eric Hovind

Main address

PO Box 37338

Pensacola, FL 32526 USA

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EIN

26-0479444

NTEE code info

Protestant (X21)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Confusion is killing the Church. When people are confused, they lose, and the people around them lose. This compels Creation Today to answer people's questions, turning their stumbling blocks into stopping stones on their journey to Christ! Replacing "God's Truth" with "Man's Truth" through the widespread teaching of evolution has resulted in a plethora of cultural plagues. By focusing on the root of these woes, Creation Today offers solutions by instilling a renewed trust in "God's Word" as the ultimate answer for society.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Creation Today Show

The Creation Today Show is a weekly half-hour talk show featuring Eric Hovind, Paul Taylor, and expert guests delivering the latest information and insight on Creation, Evangelism, and Apologetics.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

Capturing the Creation week with cutting-edge RealD 3D cinematography and biblical accuracy, GENESIS: Paradise Lost brings the first chapter of Genesis to life! Using stunning visual effects, epic orchestration, and the latest scientific and historical research, this film explores the context of this highly studied and hotly-debated book of the Bible. Vivid CG animation and interviews with experts and PhD’s ignite this epic production to deliver an incredible, thought-provoking investigation of our origins. In the beginning…God! Now translated into 29 languages with over 100,000 copies sold.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Preteens

At Creation Today we are always looking for innovative ways to share the Gospel with those who don’t know Jesus Christ, creatively using the Science around us to point to the Scriptures and the Salvation message. Here’s our latest CRAZY IDEA that we believe you will TOTALLY LOVE!

HOW IT GOT STARTED

In 2013 our president, Eric Hovind, began leading tours of the Grand Canyon with his good friend, Russ Miller. On his very first trip, he was amazed by the clear evidence that a judgement on this world had taken place. All Eric wanted to do was tell the people around him that these rocks were crying out! They were screaming for all to see that judgement had taken place.

Every trip he took, year after year, he would see lives changed as people realized the “flood” of evidence surrounding the formation of the canyon and the global catastrophe it implied. From there, walking people through the knowledge sin in their own life and the need for the Savior was simple. Eric just kept thinking, what if we could take everyone on this journey from Science to Scripture to Savior? What if these rocks could tell their story to the world? Eventually the desire grew into a vision. Allow us to share it with you.

SEE THE VISION

This year 6.5 million people will visit the Grand Canyon. The vast majority of them will drive for hours, pay an entrance fee, find a parking spot, then walk over to one of the most majestic scenes on earth as they peer over the canyon edge. The breathtaking view will fill their mind with wonder and give them a feeling of insignificance like few places on earth can do. After a few hours and perhaps a hike, they will get back into their vehicle and continue their journey through the desert.

So what would it look like to seize that moment of wonder in a person’s life? What if Christians took advantage of one of the biggest mission outreach opportunities the world has ever seen? Well, on this year’s Grand Canyon Tour, Eric brought our film crew to begin turning this dream into a reality. We spent 5 days filming for our new project, GrandCanyonMovie.com.

Call us crazy, but our vision is to produce an intriguing documentary, less than 30 minutes long, that will strategically take people from the Canyon’s science to the Flood’s judgement and the need of Salvation found in Scripture. Think about all the ways this could be used to reach the 6.5 million people who go to the Canyon every year! Here are just a few of our ideas:

- Billboards inviting tourists to experience the wonders of the canyon at GrandCanyonMovie.com
- Weekend missionaries who strike up conversations and share a card about GrandCanyonMovie.com
- Tourists who share the “Flood” of evidence with others during their visit to the canyon
- Full-time missionaries funded to engage tourists at the canyon
- Social media warriors who share GrandCanyonMovie with friends online

The simple invitation will direct the reader to a website where they can watch the movie absolutely FREE! Using scientific facts, the movie will take them on a non-confrontational journey which ultimately leads them to the Scriptures and the Salvation message!

SHARE THE VISION!

As usual, we dream bigger than we can execute, but God has a way of giving us a vision that we can’t do all by ourselves, otherwise we would try to take the credit! A goal this big needs lots of prayer and financial support. We pray you share our passion to see others come to Christ and that is why we are sharing this vision with you. We would consider it an honor to partner with you on this God-Sized project. We already have two translations of the project underway.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our “name your own price” all-access membership offers thousands of dollars and countless hours of value in creation content by giving you access to weekly webinars hosted by Eric Hovind, President of Creation Today. Eric interviews experts on a wide variety of topics creating a community of believers learning together around the world. Benefits of Membership include:
- Join a Community Learning Together
- Enjoy Regular Weekly Content
- Submit Questions to Experts
- Participate in Giveaways
- Interact with Experts
- Solidify your Beliefs
- Access to Exclusive Content
- Download for Offline Viewing
- Learn from Apologetics Experts
- Unlimited Access to Past Conversations
- Access $$$$ Worth of Resources
- Membership Price is Tax-Deductible

Population(s) Served
Christians
Adolescents
Preteens
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of active church partnerships

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Creation Today Membership & Weekly Webinars

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

"Active" Partners are partners who choose to give on a regular (monthly or quarterly) basis to help further the outreach of the ministry.

Number of websites and organizations (outside of our organization) that share our resources and information

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Creation Today Show

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As the Creation Today Show continues to invite guests from other ministries, it is rewarding to see those ministries begin sharing our content across their social media sites.

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

impact eternity
Creation Today seeks to impact individuals to know and defend their faith in Creator God and to wholeheartedly experience and share Him through the foundations of Scripture. As a leading, international Christian-apologetics ministry desiring to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ worldwide, Creation Today is committed to excellence, producing some of the most requested resources available on creation, apologetics, and evangelism.

impact through outreach
We ship creation DVD tracts to be passed out across the globe.
We distribute thousands of free resources worldwide.
We mail gift packages to prisoners through our prison ministry.
We participate in speaking opportunities on TV, radio, and live events.
We host The Creation Store with learning center in Pensacola, Florida.

impact through resources
We continue translating portions of our creation material into other languages having over 42 available since 2013.
We produce new curriculum to give biblical insight into our world and our culture.
We create children's DVD's and curriculum, teaching both scientific facts and biblical life lessons.
We constantly add new books and DVDs to our resource catalog store.
We consistently add new downloadable resources to our onine store.

impact through digital and online media
We host an interactive website, with blogs, devotionals, videos, and articles.
Our site attracts visitors from over 200 countries and territories.
We produce Creation Minute episodes that air on TBN, CTN, AFA, and SkyAngel, reaching a potential audience of millions.
We provide hundreds of our free video resources which are viewed by over 250,000 views a year.
We continually expand our website collection for our visitors to access with over 2,000,000 hits per year.
We reach out through our social networking ministry interacting with over 22,000 followers.

wise budgeting
We operate on the level of a large ministry with a minimal staff and budget, never going into debt.

governance
Creation Today governance is comprised of its Executive Advisory Board, Executive Leadership Team, and the God Quest, Inc. Board of Directors. The wisdom, expertise, and direction given by these capable men and women help enable this organization to continually review, update, amend, and move forward to accomplish the goals of Creation Today.

network with organizations with similar goals
A conscious effort to network with other creation ministries has produced an unprecedented partnership with many ministries of like faith and passion. The synergy of many groups working together will accomplish far more for the kingdom of God than someone standing alone.

donor communication
A Donor Development program and database, implemented in 2012, makes communication with Creation Today and its supporters more effective. This was upgraded to the Neon Donor System in 2013.

accountability and stewardship
Believing proper accountability in stewardship to be of paramount importance, God Quest, Inc, and Creation Today, a ministry of God Quest, Inc., a Florida non-profit corporation, are represented by Brown, Thornton, Pacenta & Company, P.A., a certified public accountant firm in Pensacola, Florida.

2019
• After Genesis being awarded “Teach Them Diligently’s Movie of the Year,” Eric spoke at their 2019 National Conventions that run from March through May, and was invited back as a must-hear speaker for 2020.
• Releases new resource: Merging Science & Scripture, with Mini Curriculum both as DVD, download, and eCourse.
• Genesis: Paradise Lost releases in Singapore theaters and 10 Poland theaters.

2020
• Releases The Grand Canyon Movie Project, “Scarred Earth”
• Designs and builds new website, WhyIBoughtYourCoffee.com
• Launches Creation Partnership for access to all past webinars, classes, and future ones for a monthly partnership donation

2021
• Begins the Creation Partnership Webinars representing a growing community learning together with 60 episodes produced as of July 2021
• Grows the Creation Today Partnership to 150 monthly partners in eight months
• Authors and completes LOST Small Group Study Curriculum complementing the Genesis Movie and addressing the cultural collapses of our world, our nation, our homes, and our lives
• Begins Local Pastor’s Luncheons to expose local pastors to who we are and what we do
• Assists in leading Tour remembering the 40th Anniversary of Mt. St. Helen’s volcanic explosion
• Releases Genesis: Paradise Lost in Mexico through Cinepolis, the largest Spanish theater chain in the world
• Pass 100,000 copies of Genesis: Paradise Lost sales including all outlets of DVD and streaming

2022
• Continues the Creation Today Shows representing a growing community learning together with a total of 282 episodes produced as of July 31, 2022
• Grows the Creation Today Partners to 254 monthly partners
• Authors two chapters for Carl Kerby’s second book in his series, “Questions Teens Are Asking.” Carl Kerby’s first book sold out in 3 months with what we assume was 5,000 copies.
• Teaches in Mike Riddle’s Apologetics Training Course, with new ministry leader Anthony Silvestro
• Reaches 31 translated subtitled languages for Genesis: Paradise Lost, with 3 Voice Overs languages
• Achieves Translation 39 languages total for any Creation Today resource
• Tops 158,000 copies of sales for Genesis: Paradise Lost including all outlets of DVD and streaming distribution
• Begins the new short film series “Night at . . .” with the first two doing well: “Night at the Creation Museum,” and “Night at the Ark Encounter”

Financials

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GOD QUEST INC

Board of directors
as of 06/14/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Eric Hovind

Creation Today

Term: 2007 -

William Nadolny

Drowsy Poet Coffee Company

Casey Nowlin

Family Church Marco Island

Josh Wallnofer

Klondike Baptist Church

Scott Porter

Men's Barn Meeting

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/20/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability