Dr. Horton holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Dickinson State College (University) in Dickinson, North Dakota. He earned a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa and a Masters 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 established two churches in the Valley. He served Crossroads Christian Fellowship of Victor, MT as senior pastor for 20 years. He began as full-time as director of IBA in the spring of 2018. Dr. Horton has a passion to see God's Word correctly understood. He is convinced that as people begin to grasp the intended meaning of scripture, they gain a solid foundation to navigate this difficult life. He sees how 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 the vast majority of the scientific data strongly supports a solid biblical worldview with no need to compromise on Biblical interpretation.
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 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.
Pen name: 'The Welder's Wife'.
Creation Science Researcher, Writer, & Teacher Published, Mother of the Middle East.
This book is based upon the names of the characters recorded in Genesis around the time of Noah's flood.
Pam graduated from Life Bible College, Victoria Park, Western Australia, in 1976 and then moved to the USA in order to further her Christian education and ended up at Grace Community Church in Panorama City, California for 10 years. There she met her husband Steve Elder. She also attended Logos Bible Institute. Pam has been active with Creation outreach booths at county fairs for many years.
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 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 !