Exponential Faculty

Alan White-faculty photoAlan White earned his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Harvard University in 1981. He worked for 30 years at Eastman Chemical Company. Alan has been granted 44 U.S. patents and is an author on 18 scientific publications. During his lifetime, his two great interests have been the study of science and the Bible.  Over the last 30 years, Alan has become convinced that scientific observations and data are in accord with the Bible, despite many claims to the contrary. Alan has taught in many venues in the US and around the world. Alan is a board member of Canopy Ministries and a Research Associate with Logos Research Associates. Alan and Eileen reside in Kingsport, Tennessee and have been married for over 40 years. They have three children and six grandchildren.

Dean Walker-faculty photoDean Walker is the Executive Director of the Geneva Institute of Christian Thought. He also teaches worldview and Bible classes at the Institute. Mr. Walker holds degrees in philosophy of religion (Th.M.) and Christian apologetics (MDiv specialization) and is passionate about mentoring young adults to build up their knowledge of God and their life in Christ. When he is not challenging his students with impersonations of various existential philosophers, Mr. Walker enjoys hiking and tending the responsibilities of homestead and family. He lives at the foot of Holston Mountain and has deeply explored its hills, hollers, secluded falls and history. He is married to Beth and has five children: Stephen, James, Ginny, Anna and Philip.

John O'Roark-faculty photoJohn O’Roark is an Evangelistic Worker with Reformed Evangelistic Fellowship, specifically in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. John’s ministry is called Full Armour Ministries. His mission is to glorify God by bringing the Gospel to the lost of East TN and Southwest VA and the world, to see the lost saved, and, through the salvation and sanctification of people, pursue the goal of ending Abortion in our local area and the world by the preaching of the Word of God. John’s ministry consists of regularly engaging non-Christians with the Gospel and answering their objections through apologetic debates. John has a wife and one child and lives in the Tri-Cities area of East TN.

Steven Falling-faculty photoStephen Falling earned his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Davis and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 1979 from the University of California, Berkeley. He retired from Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, Tennessee, after 31 years. He has over 40 U.S. patents and several scientific publications. He especially loves nature photography, hiking, gardening and other outdoor activities where he can enjoy God’s creation. His ministry emphasis is on pointing out nature’s evidence of the Creator and showing the flaws of evolutionary explanations. He has given many lectures on creation/evolution subjects in  the United States, the Caribbean and Peru. Steve is a member of the Creation Research Society. Steve is also a board member of Canopy Ministries and the Geneva Institute of Christian Thought. Steve and Julie have been married for 46   years and have two adult children and four grandchildren. They reside in Kingsport, Tennessee.

James Gardner-faculty photoJames Gardner grew up in Thailand where his parents served as missionaries. At the age of 33, he started an electronics business that God greatly blessed. He sold that business and retired at the age of 43 to enter full-time ministry, founding Canopy Ministries as a means to share what he has learned through the years. Jim has extensively taught on the subject of creation vs. evolution in the U.S. and internationally in churches, schools, and colleges since 1993. Married to Candy for 38 years, they live in Mountain  City, Tennessee, and have a son and three grandchildren.