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Camden, OH


Contact: Trevor Gridgeford

When: October 5, 2014

Where: First Southern Baptist Church of Camden
35 N. Liberty St.
Camden, OH 45311

Who: Carl Kerby

Carl Kerby’s passion is to proclaim the authority and accuracy of the Bible and to engage the minds and hearts of believers and unbelievers so that they may experience the realities of the Word of God.

Whether Carl speaks to youth or adults, large or small crowds, at churches or schools, he has a way of connecting and engaging with everyone. From all ages, all walks of life and wherever they are on their faith journey, Carl reaches people with biblical truths, providing knowledge and reasons why we can trust God and His Word.

Carl is a much sought-after speaker, both in the U.S. and abroad. He has spoken in Bermuda, Canada, England, Greece, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, Tanzania and Wales.

As a founding Board Member of Answers in Genesis, Carl served there for more than 15 years before co-founding the apologetics ministry, Reasons for Hope (rforh).

Carl has had many roles in his life, (son of a professional wrestler, air-traffic controller at O’Hare International Airport, founding board member and speaker for Answers in Genesis), but his most cherished roles are as a husband to his wife, Masami, a father to his children, Alisa and Carl, Jr., and a grandfather to Trey, Naomi, Mari and James.


Juan Valdes has a love for the Lord and a passion to reach both English and Spanish-speaking people with God’s message of redemption and biblical truths. God has blessed Juan with exciting and motivating communication skills, which he enjoys using to encourage and equip believers to know, live and share what they believe.

Juan is the senior pastor of a Spanish-speaking congregation in Florida and has worked at a Christian school as both a chaplain and a teacher for more than 20 years.

Juan’s educational background includes graduate work at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and master’s degrees from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and Logos Graduate School. He will soon complete his Doctor of Ministry in Apologetics at Southern Evangelical Seminary.

As an educated and experienced teacher of apologetics, Juan has taught Bible and Introduction to Philosophy at the High School level, and Theology, Bible, and Apologetics at the seminary level, in both English and Spanish.

Juan’s passion for teaching biblical apologetics, and his ability to effectively communicate in both English and Spanish, makes him a much sought after speaker. He speaks regularly in the greater Miami area, across the country and internationally, at pastor’s conferences, youth conferences, apologetics conferences, and church services and events.

Juan and his wife Daisy have been married 25 years and have two adult children Juan Elias and Jessica. Together they serve in various areas of ministry in Miami, Florida.

Ministry: Reasons for Hope

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Tampa, FL

Carl Kerby will be speaking during Sunday School and Worship Service at Bayside Community Church in Tampa, FL.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

10:00 AM –  Sunday School
11:00 AM – Worship Service

Ministry: Reasons for Hope

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Southwest Ranches, FL

Carl Kerby and Juan Valdes will be speaking a tNew Testament Baptist Church in Southwest Ranches, FL on Friday, September 26, 2014.

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Carl Kerby – Remote Control: Critically Evaluating What We Watch!
Juan Valdes – The Three Chairs

Ministry: Reasons for Hope

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St. Peters, MO

Friday 9/12 from 7:00 – 9:30 PM
What About . . . Human Evolution?
What is the “Best” Evidence God Created?

Saturday 9/13 from 10:00 – 5:00 PM
Remote Control: Critically Evaluating What We Are Watching!
Jurassic Park or Jesus: Who Knows More?
Is “The Bible” Biblical?
Remote Controller: Critically Evaluating What We Are Playing!

Who: Carl Kerby

Ministry: Reasons for Hope

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