International Director, Creation Research Worldwide. Speaker, writer, researcher, Creation Research UK. Creation Research Museums Trust Chairman.
John Mackay is an international speaker and is the Australian Director of Creation Research, while also overseeing Creation Research Worldwide. Along with Ken Ham started the Creation Science work in Australia in the 1970’s. He has been lecturing on the subject of origins and doing field research worldwide for the over 30 years. John leads fossil field trips and dinosaur digs around the planet.
John has been keynote speaker at events such as the UK 2014 Mega Creation Convention for AiG in Birmingham, Canada’s Muscoka Baptist Conventions, Australia’s Warwick Easter Convention and as key speaker at the 2017 UK AiG conference along with Ken Ham. Ken Ham’s commendation of John can be found on the Home Page of the main web site below.
John is unashamedly Christian and a keen promoter of the Biblical account being accurate and authoritative from the very beginning of the creation account in Genesis to the last page of Revelation. He speaks and debates the evidence and implications regarding this issue internationally in schools, universities and Churches.
DEBATES John has been involved in many debates on university campuses worldwide with the latest being April 2016 against Biology Professor John Turner from East Anglia University UK.
His involvement in debates against evolutionists is briefly listed below. Johns latest debate was in September 2016 against the head of the Humanist rationalists in NZ on Evolution vs Intelligent Designer and was a great victory for the Gospel. in 2015 he debated Professor John Turner from University of East Anglia which has attracted wide interest from High Schools.
Some of his better known debates follow: In March 2005 John debated the UK ’s leading theistic evolutionist, Dr John Polkinghorne in a lively clash, hosted by popular BBC commentator Roger Phillips. The entire debate was professionally filmed and adds to the long list of John’s debates against leading evolutionists. During 2004, John was asked to debate 3 New Zealand professors at once. His opposition included Dr David Penny who had just been awarded NZ’s highest science prize in genetics. In the preceding 4 years, John debated such notable opponents as Cambridge geologist Dr Trevor Emmet at the Mumford Lecture Theatre Cambridge, Geology Professor Dr Tim Astin at Reading University and Professor Christopher Di Carlos at Guelph University, Canada . During January 1999 he was pitted against Dr Eugenie Scott, head of the National Center for Science in the USA.
At a Technical level John has addressed geologists at the Sydney Basin Coal Conference (1984) on the evidence for rapid coal formation and pursued this topic for a poster paper at the International Coal Conference (1985). In 1991, he addressed the Association of Geological and Earth Sciences at Oxford (UK) on the topic „The Evidence for Noah’s Flood?. In 1995 he gave a presentation on the same theme to the Tennessee Division of Geology, Tennessee (USA). In 1999 he presented a lecture to the Cambridge University Union (UK) on “The History of Brief Time” – the evidence the world did not evolve over millions of years. His geology degree was obtained at the University of Queensland (Australia). John Mackay was for many years a science teacher in both state and private secondary education systems in Queensland , Australia . He also lectured in Geology at Tertiary level for Technical Education and was instrumental in establishing Creation Research in Australia , and is currently the International Director of Creation Research Worldwide. His many years in teaching have enabled him to communicate well to all ages. He has lectured and done research in USA , UK , Europe, Canada , The Caribbean, New Zealand , Australia and Asia on the evidence for Creation and Noah’s Flood. Such experience has given him a practical breadth of knowledge of the overwhelming evidence against evolution. Most of John’s research has been captured on film – you can see it at his talks. Many of his presentations are available on DVD.