Speakers for our 2018 Apologetics Conference

Ted Wright- Keynote Speaker

Ted is freelance teacher, writer, researcher and founder of EpicArchaeology.org. For over a decade, Ted has been a speaker on Christian apologetics as well as Biblical Archaeology across North America & internationally. In addition to public speaking, Ted was the former Executive and Teaching Director of CrossExamined.org. Ted has also appeared on numerous television and radio programs including the History Channel’s TV miniseries – “Mankind: The Story of All of Us,” as well as CNN’s recent documentary on the historical resurrection of Jesus, “Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery.” In addition, Ted has served as adjunct professor of apologetics at Southern Evangelical Seminary as well as Charlotte Bible College & Seminary, where he has taught for over a decade. Ted has a B.A. in Anthropology & Archaeology from the Cobb Institute of Archaeology at Mississippi State University. As an undergraduate Ted worked as a research lab assistant on Phase III (1992-1999) of the Lahav Research Project from Tel Halif, organized by Dr. Joe D. Seger of the Cobb Institute and assisted by the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research and the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology, and from the Joe Alon Center for Regional and Folklore Studies at Kibbutz Lahav. Ted has an M.A. in Christian apologetics with a concentration in philosophy from Southern Evangelical Seminary, where he served as graduate research assistant to Dr. Norman Geisler. Ted participated in the 2014 excavation at Khirbet el-Maqatir (Biblical city of Ai) with ABR (Associate for Biblical Research), where he is a professional associate & researcher. In his free time Ted enjoys writing, mountain biking, kayaking and outdoor activities.

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”

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”