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”
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 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”