Please join us for a family mountain retreat & conference to see and learn about the beauty and design of God’s creation. The retreat location is one of the most beautiful places in the southern Appalachian Mountains: Doe River Gorge Ministries Camp, Hampton, Tennessee!
This Christian family retreat will include lectures on creation, evolution, science and the Bible. Field trips in the spectacular Doe River gorge by way of a narrow-gauge railroad train will focus on the geology and biology of the river canyon. Telescope viewing will be done in the evenings, weather-permitting. Live animal presentations will look at the creative work of our Creator God in birds and reptiles. Teaching will be appropriate for middle school ages to adults. Delicious meals, comfortable lodging and other activities are provided by this modern retreat center. The cost of lodging can be subtracted for participants living near the camp and commuting.
Dr. Jobe Martin, a native of Bloomsburg, PA, was a biology major at Bucknell University and a 1966 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Dental School. After spending two years in the Air Force where he was a dentist for the Presidential flight crews of Air Force One (the 89th Airlift wing), he established a private dental practice at NASA in Houston, TX, and was involved on the Board of Campus Crusade for Christ as well as an Elder for Clear Lake Community Church.
Jobe and his wife, Jenna Dee, moved to Dallas in 1971 when he assumed a teaching post at the Baylor College of Dentistry. In 1982, he left his tenured position as Full Professor to enroll at Dallas Theological Seminary, graduating in 1986 with a Masters in Theology and founded the Martin family ministry, Biblical Discipleship Ministries.
Dr. Martin also has an Associates Degree in Business from Eastfield Community College in Dallas. He is the featured speaker on the three part series, Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution as well as the recently released Creation Proclaims creation series. He has written the book The Evolution of a Creationist which also has an accompanying four part DVD study course by the same name. He has contributed to several books and does many radio and T.V. interviews. Jobe’s wife, Jenna Dee is a retired R.N and ministers to ladies’ groups and does counseling with women. The Martin’s daughters, Taryn and Mirren, who both have Ph.D.’s in history, work with their parents in the ministry and conduct seminars for young ladies. The Martins have an extensive guest house ministry and when they are not travelling in ministry, the Martin Family resides in Rockwall, Texas.
David Rives has experience in astronomy, paleontology and archaeology which has made him an in-demand speaker on creation versus evolution topics. His powerful and inspirational delivery makes learning about Bible history and science fun and easy for audiences of all ages. His use of the ministries’ observatory-class telescopes has resulted in breathtaking astrophotography which has been featured in textbooks and scientific literature. David’s weekly TV show “Creation in the 21st Century” airs to millions globally on TBN with interviews of leading creation scientists. Just as the heavens declare the glory of God, David Rives is proclaiming the manifest presence of God throughout the universe.
David’s weekly TV show “Creation in the 21st Century” airs to millions globally on TBN with interviews of leading creation scientists. He is a weekly news columnist on science and the Bible and is author of the books “Wonders Without Number” and “Bible Knows Best.”
Dr. Charles Jackson’s education includes a BS in Biology, a MS in Environmental Biology and a MEd in Science Education from George Mason University. He also has a Doctorate of Education in Secondary Science Education from the University of Virginia. He has been teaching high school and college for over forty years in the life and physical sciences. Dr. J, as he is often called, has been speaking on creation science since the mid-1970’s and has spoken and debated on many campuses across the U.S. as well as in Canada, Croatia, Venezuela, Peru and Fiji. Dr. J appeared in the 2017 Christian documentary, “Genesis: Paradise Lost” and figures in a Christian Sci-Fi TV series “Quantum” (pre-production). Dr. J’s knowledge, humor and engaging speaking style holds the attention of both young and old audiences.
Michael Maughon performed in the Le Rêve show in Las Vegas before coming on staff at DRG in order to develop an Outdoor Education program. Michael uses his large collection of birds and reptiles to illustrate the Creator’s designs.