Speakers for our 2018 Apologetics Conference

Dr. Corey Miller- Keynote Speaker

Corey Miller, PhD, is the President/CEO of Ratio Christi (2015-Present). While he grew up in Utah as a sixth generation Mormon, he came to Christ in 1988 and he has since been a youth and college pastor, a Bible college and university professor, campus minister, lecturer, and first and foremost an evangelist. From 2009-15 he served on staff with Cru’s Faculty Commons ministry at Purdue. He is an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Religions at Indiana University-Kokomo. He is variously published in journals. He is co-author of Leaving Mormonism: Why Four Scholars Changed their Minds (2017), co-editor of Is Faith in God Reasonable? Debates in Philosophy, Science, and Rhetoric (2014), and author of Moses, Maimonides, and Thomas Aquinas on the Good Life: From the Fall to Human Perfectibility(forthcoming 2018). He holds masters degrees in philosophy, biblical studies, and in philosophy of religion and ethics. His PhD is in philosophical theology from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Miller lives with his wife Melinda and three children in Indiana. He is passionate about defending and proclaiming the truth of the Gospel in winsome and bold ways.

Dr. Melton B. Winstead

Dr. Melton Winstead is Assistant Professor of New Testament and Dean of Students at Southern Evangelical Seminary.

His interests are in: New Testament, Apologetics, Theology, and Culture.

Teaching courses in World Religions; New Testament; New Testament Greek; Old Testament; and Christian Literature, NT History and Backgrounds, Dr. Winstead contributed to the Lexham Bible Dictionary in Logos and has also published essays, articles, and book reviews.

Sessions: “Biblical Inerrancy”

Natan de Carvalho

Natan Carvalho is an international student of Philosophy and Theology at Southeastern Seminary. He is pursuing academic studies in the area of Early Christianity. He is married to Aubrey Carvalho, and they live in Wake Forest, NC.

Sessions:“Apologetic for Christian Apologetics” and “The Deity of Christ in the First Three Gospels”

Jorge Gil

Jorge Gil is an international speaker, social media expert and the International Director for CrossExamined.org. As an itinerant speaker, he frequently travels to Latin American and the Caribbean to present the case for Christianity. He conducts apologetics and social media training in the US and abroad equipping the body of Christ not only to know how to defend their faith but also how to communicate their message to the masses using technology in cutting-edge ways.
 
Jorge is one of the first bilingual SCORRE ™ certified instructors to be given the privilege to teach others how to “prepare with focus, delivery with clarity and speak with power” using Ken Davis’ dynamic communication method.
 
His knowledge of current trends and proper use of technology alongside his charismatic and fresh approach to communicating truth has earned him the title of “el apologista de los jovenes” (the apologist of the youth) among his Latin-American audience. Jorge’s visionary approach resonates with the younger generations and keeps them highly engaged.
 
Jorge is one of the founders of the “Sociedad de Apologistas Latinos” (Society of Latin Apologists) and an adjunct professor of apologetics a BANAH de Cristo School of Theology. He lives with his wife and kids in Columbia, SC.
Sessions: “Correct not Politically Correct: Why Same-Sex Marriage Hurts Everyone” and “The Authority of the Bible in the Postmodern World”

Wallace Marshall

Wallace is founder and Director of the Charleston,S.C. chapter of Reasonable Faith, a Christian apologetics organization with 98 chapters in the U.S.and 20 international chapters. He received his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and his PhD. from Boston College, where he studied the historical interaction between science, religion and philosophy in the West. His new book, Puritanism and Natural Theology, has just been published.
In addition to his apologetics work, Wallace facilitates the “Talks on Tap” conversational series in Charleston, a monthly community venue where people from all backgrounds and beliefs gather at a downtown bar to discuss a wide variety of subjects. He is also co-founder (along with Herb Silverman) of the Charleston Socratic Club, where secularists and Christians gather to debate their differences in an informal and friendly setting
 
Sessions: “Christianity and Extraterrestrials” and “In Defense of the Trinity”

Bill Clute

Bill Clute is the Greenville, SC chapter director for Reasonable Faith. Bill is a graduate of Palm Beach Junior College (FL) and the University of North Carolina-Asheville with a B.S. degree in Computer Science. Bill was a member of the basketball team at both PBJC and UNCA. He now works as a Computer Programmer. Bill has also been a professional airshow pilot and flies an airplane that was built from scratch by him and his father. Bill is married to Susanna and they have two daughters: Lauren and Natalie. They reside in Simpsonville, SC.
 
Sessions: “The Moral Argument for the Existence of God” and “The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus”

Charles Graves

Charles Graves is the Reasonable Faith Chapter Director for Roanoke, Virginia. He is a Software Engineer (programmer) by trade—think: “solves complex logic problems all day”—and manages a team of engineers that develop scheduling software for Kronos, Inc.  Prior to his civilian career, Charles was a U.S. Army Blackhawk pilot who served in over a dozen countries, in two armed conflicts (Iraq and Yugoslavia), and accumulated over 1400 hours of military flight time. His passions include Christian theology and apologetics, philosophy, chess, jiujitsu, and  running. Charles lives and works in Roanoke, Virginia with his beloved wife, has three kids, two dogs, and one Guinea pig.

Sessions: “A Knock at the Door: Responding to Jehovah’s Witnesses”

Steven Garofalo

Steven Garofalo is the founder of Reason for Truth and the National Apologetics Training Center located in Charlotte, NC (www.ReasonForTruth.org, www.ApologeticsTraining.org). Steven is a speaker, author and teacher on issues relating to Christian Apologetics. He authored the book “Right For You, But Not For Me-A Response To Moral Relativism” which was published in the fall of 2013. He was ordained by Christian Family Life Church (part of Christian Family Life ministries) in Charlotte, NC on May 18, 2011 and has served as an Ambassador with the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) since 2004. Steven is married with three children and currently lives in the Charlotte, NC area.

Sessions: “All Roads Don’t Lead to Heaven” and “Intro to Islam”