1 Timothy 2:5

Dr. Kevin Horton


Dr. Horton holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Dickinson State College in Dickinson, North Dakota. He earned a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa and a Master of Divinity from Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Horton practiced veterinary medicine on both large and small animals in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana for 20 years. During the last five years of veterinary practice, he answered God's call to church leadership and began reducing his veterinary practice. Over the years he established two churches in the Valley. He served Crossroads Christian Fellowship of Victor, MT as senior pastor for 21 years. He began full-time as director of IBA in the spring of 2018. Dr. Horton has a passion to see God's Word correctly understood and that begins in Genesis. Many Christians compromise on the clear interpretation of the first 11 chapters as a result of the apparent contradiction between “science” and the Bible. Dr. Horton has observed that the incompatibility between these two world views is not science and the Bible. Rather he observes that an atheistic philosophy has been ruthlessly forced upon much of modern scientific interpretation leading to a façade that science rules over the Bible. In stark contrast, Dr. Horton desires to show how scientific observations and data strongly support a solid biblical worldview with no need to compromise on Biblical interpretation.

Mike Mueller


Mike earned a B.S. and M.S. in Biology Education and Natural Resource/Wildlife Management while attending Kansas University and Pittsburgh State University. In the early days Mike worked as an educator, naturalist, and park ranger. The last 27 years he has dedicated his life working in wildlife habitat conservation and in the land trust business across the west. He has published in both scientific and popular publications. Mike is President of the board and Director of Conferences for IBA. His favorite scripture is Romans 1:20. 

Ben Short

Vice president

Ben grew up in a small company town in New Mexico. He joined the California Highway Patrol in 1963 where he served for 30 years before honorably retiring. Not able to retire quietly, Ben chose to take up farrier studies which he practiced in California and Nevada and finally Montana. Ben started going to church when he was a young boy but it wasn't until much later, 1994, that he came to meet his Savior personally. Ben brings great life experiences to the IBA board. He is one of our most consistent County Fair Outreach Leaders. 

Pam Elder

[a.k.a ‘The Welder’s Wife’]

Creation Science researcher, writer, & teacher. Author of ‘Mother of the Middle East’. Pam spent the second half of her childhood in Australia & Papua New Guinea and graduated from Life Bible College, Western Australia in 1976. Afterwards she came back to the USA to further her Christian education and ended up at Grace Community Church in Panorama City, California where she met her husband Steve Elder .

Beginning in the early 90s she served as a teacher and school administrator at a Christian school in Salmon, Idaho for ten years. While home schooling her son in Alberton, Montana she began going to a Messianic Jewish Congregation and started learning Hebrew. In the process she translated the Genesis 1-11 Hebrew Text to see what it says about Creation Science. Pam has been active with Creation outreach through fair booths, women's retreats, VBS' and Bible study's.

Chuck Morlock

Board Member

Chuck grew up in the Bitterroot Valley. He served in the U.S. Army. He is a graduate of a two year aviation program and a two year electromechanical program. He worked in a plywood plant and also worked in an aluminum reduction plant. He retired from the University of Montana with 27 years of service. While working there he supervised a crew of 5 electricians and coordinated work of contractors on campus. He is a master electrician. He served on a Credit Union board. He also served as an elder in a local church for 20 years. He is presently serving as a mentor father in the" Fathers in the Field" ministry. Chuck's passion is that we teach the Bible accurately. This passion spills over into his work with IBA. Chuck states it this way, "Recent advances in science reinforce the Bible."  

Jim Benton

Board Member

Jim spent many years traveling throughout Montana repairing MRI and CAT imaging machines in major hospitals. He brings a high level of technical expertise to the board of IBA.

Jim is our primary videographer. You will see Jim in the background of most of our conferences working hard to record the event or field trip. Jim and his wife Chris love to hike in Montana and note God's handiwork of creation. The truth of Genesis is everywhere !