Chris Ashcraft is one of the leading scientific minds in the Pacific
Northwest. His knowledge of the science of origins (i.e., creation) is
exceptional. I highly recommend Chris and the creation conferences he
promotes in the Seattle area. He himself is an excellent speaker and a
great defender of of scientific creationism.
President - Institute
of Biblical Defense
I attended your men's group lecture on creation versus evolution in the
month of January. I want you to know how impressed I was with your
excellent work in this field. It is truly a gift from God that the
students at Cedar Park have you as a teacher.
At one time, I taught accounting at the university level. I know what it
takes to be a good instructor and teacher.
You have truly exceeded anyone's best expectations as a great teacher.
Thank you for doing a great job.
May God continue to bless you with wisdom.
March 16, 2013
To Whom It May Concern,
I am writing this letter to recommend that you give a
hearing to “Creation Apologetics” by Christopher Wayne Ashcraft, M.S.,
M.Ed. We heard his presentation in our class at Aurora Church of the
Nazarene and he was very well received.
Let me introduce myself and our class and you will get a
better picture of our interaction with Chris. I majored in Physics at
the University of Washington and received the Bachelor of Science
degree. I received the Juris Doctor degree from South Texas College of
Law and worked as a Criminal Trial Lawyer in Houston, Texas for over 10
years. I served in the US Army in Military Intelligence. My professional
life consisted of a search for TRUTH. It wasn’t just an esoteric
academic search for some new theory. Lives depended on what I did.
In Military Intelligence, I served in the 525th Military
Intelligence Group in Vietnam. The 525th is now serving in the Middle
East as the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade. After the 525th, I
served in the Continental Intelligence Command and then the 163rd
Military Intelligence Battalion. In each of these outfits, knowing the
TRUTH was an absolute necessity. We gathered ALL information available
whether good, bad or ambiguous and passed it on to the people who needed
it to make decisions.
This is the good part: In the 163rd, I was on the team
that set up Project MASSTER. This unit completely revolutionized
warfare. It was supposed to test battlefield sensors and was to exist
for two years. The success of this unit was so phenomenal that it is
still in existence 40+ years later and has become a major Army command.
You may read a little about it on the internet:
As a criminal lawyer, I had to know the absolute total
truth about what happened in the cases I worked on. In both Military
Intelligence and in criminal law, we had to find ALL of the information
that was contrary to our position so we could defend against it. We had
to know ALL of the information that supported our position so we could
make good use of it. In other words, we had to know everything whether
it supported or opposed us.
Christians should have the same goal. We should know ALL
of the information that supports our position on creation AND the
information that opposes us. Christopher Ashcraft is, in my opinion, a
valuable asset in providing needed information. Other members of our
class include pilots, at least 3 who held Top Secret clearances in the
military and technical government fields and one retired individual who
makes biological testing devices for Homeland Security. He also holds
several patents on medical devices. Our class was very favorably
impressed with Chris’s presentation and felt it was extremely valuable.
Aurora Church of the Nazarene
Mar 7, 2013
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Dear Bro. Preacher,
me introduce to you a science teacher and friend of mine, Chris
Ashcraft, who specializes in Creationism. He
did a wonderful job in presenting an exciting program concerning
dinosaurs to our church. His lectures are sharp, witty, and reasonable
and have been very well received by our folks. His
presentations are fitting to believers and non-believers alike, as he is
an articulate and rational speaker who allows the weight of presented
evidence speak for itself. You
won’t be disappointed to have him represent Creation to your school or
church. Feel free to contact
me with any questions you may have for me concerning our recommendation
of Bro. Ashcraft. May the
Lord grant us with more of these kinds of servants, equipped to fill the
need of this hour.
were glad to host the Seattle Creation Conference of 2011. It
was a win-win for all involved. My
first and foremost desire was to be a blessing and help to the folks of
our own church. In hosting
the conference we were able to have exposure to some of the best cutting
edge creation scientists and presentations around. There
would have been no way that we could have afforded the costs of the
speakers alone. But we were able to take advantage of having them here
through the effort and arrangements of Chris Ashcraft and his crew.
I want to use any and all influence we have to promote the biblical
account of creation to a world that generally cannot seem to get past
the challenge of evolution. This
today is one of Christianity’s fiercest battlegrounds. We
cannot even get a hearing if we fail to present a sound and
scientifically accurate creation model that contradicts the shoddy
faith-driven model of evolution.
is where the major event of the Seattle Creation Conference comes into
play. Top scientists and
speakers from various disciplines and scientific organizations take
their turn in the conference to drive the one nail of true science
further into the minds and hearts of believers and honest seekers. The
Bible is commended and people are directed to the God of creation.
discovered that the benefits far outweighed the labor involved in
hosting the meeting. Our
overall experience was positive, in that we came away willing to host
the conference again in the future as the opportunity arises. I
believe that the presentations and teachings of the Seattle Creation
Conference are beneficial to good churches who aspire to equip their
people with the truth of the Word of God.
All for Him,
Pastor Rich Farinella,
Woodin Valley Baptist
September 5, 2012
Dear Fellow Pastor or Church Leader,
I believe that one of the biggest
obstacles keeping many people from coming to the saving knowledge of
Jesus Christ is the evolution deception. This deception ultimately leads
people to believe that there is no God, thus, keeping them from turning
to Him in faith and receiving His amazing love and grace. There are even
many Christians who are tripped up by the evolution vs. creation debate,
and they are confused about how scientific evidence seems to fly in the
face of their faith and what the Bible teaches. As a result, they
remain ill-equipped to defend the Christian faith, and may even question
the validity of many biblical accounts. Sadly, I even found this to be
true in the church I pastor, so when I heard about the creation
conference that Chris Ashcraft and the Northwest Creation Network put
on, I didn’t hesitate to have them come.
Hosting the creation conference was a
tremendous blessing for us as a church. Our congregation was literally
amazed, as they learned about the scientific and geological evidence
that supports faith in God and the Bible. Many in our community who had
believed in the theory evolution also came to discover that it’s exactly
that, a theory, and that the overwhelming evidence actually supports a
young earth that was created by God. This knowledge is so vital in this
day and age, and Chris Ashcraft has invested many years in this area of
study, and does an amazing job at presenting it in a way that is
engaging, and that the average person can understand. Sometimes hearing
a lecture on this subject matter can be a little dry and hard to follow,
but that’s not the case when you’re listening to Chris. He keeps your
attention, as do the other speakers! I absolutely loved Chris’ talk on
“Amazing Animals: Design vs. Darwinism”. He presented things about
various animals that I had never known before, or even considered, and I
went away from that talk not only with a new appreciation for these
amazing animals, but for the amazing God who created them!
I would highly encourage you to consider
having Chris Ashcraft share his knowledge on the subject of creation
with your congregation, and if you’re considering hosting a creation
conference, I’m confident that you’ll be glad you did.
Family Life Center
April 20, 2011
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It is my great pleasure to heartily and cheerfully recommend Chris Ashcraft as a
masterful, talented, and knowledgeable creation speaker. I have known Chris for
about five years and have invited him to speak to Design Science Association of
Portland, Oregon, on at least four occasions. His talks have drawn more than two
hundred attendees at a time and have had great response from the audiences.
Chris knows his topics thoroughly and punctuates his presentations with state of
the art photographs, videos, and animations. The talks are well-paced,
interesting, and very informative. Chris’ knowledge of current science and
especially genetics makes him all the more credible.
I have invited Chris into my home on more than one
occasion and have come to know him personally. I am impressed with his
love of the Lord and dedication to sharing reasons to believe that the
Bible is true and can be taken literally. His technical computer skills
give him a rare speaker’s gift. Chris is a young scientist called of God
for such a time as this to get out the true message of salvation, the
truth of scripture, and creation by God—not by some unseen, unknown
force or cosmic accident.
Feel free to call me if you have any questions
about his abilities or presentations.
Howard S. Mudder, M.S. Biology, U. of O.
High School Physics Teacher
Horizon Christian High School, Tualatin, OR
Program Director, Design Science Association of Portland
March 26, 2011
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Chris Ashcraft has taught classes at New Life
University for the past 5+ years. He is a very clear communicator who
provides biblical truths with insight and thorough knowledge. His
classes are some of the best attended.
Chris not only teaches
adults with enthusiasm and insight, but youth also benefit from his
classes. Chris is well studied and brings his strengths on the topic of
creation apologetics to his classes. He utilizes current technology to
underscore the truths he is teaching.
We highly recommend Chris
as a teacher and presenter of biblical truth on the topics of creation.
New Life Foursquare
March 24, 2011
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Chris Ashcraft recently was a guest speaker for our monthly Men's event and
presented "The Heaven's Declare
- Seeing God in the Universe." The event was a good draw, kept men's
attention throughout, was well received and had a good Bible based message. We
need people like Chris who are both knowledgeable and passionate about
Jesus Christ and His creation. I recommend Chris and his creation
messages for both church and school events.
Cedar Park Christian Church
Men's Ministry Director
"Just Awesome! We have a God that loves us right where we
are. To see where we are in the galaxy, how small. It sure was a Wow Experience.
Thanks you for sharing this gift that God has given you. Looking forward to
Pastor Matthew and Lauren Nadeau
Connor Christian Fellowship
"Wow! We had our mouths hanging open Chris! That was fabulous and I hope you
will come and show it to us again!"
Melinda - Lake Connor