Kenneth Alfred (Ken) Ham (b. 1951 in Australia ) is a self-described Biblical apologist emphasizing Young Earth Creationism and the reliability of Scripture in all matters of which it speaks, including science. He is founder and president of Answers in Genesis, an apologist organization founded in 1994 in the United States with the purpose of upholding the authority of the Bible from the very first verse.. Ham also speaks on a daily radio feature, "Answers with Ken Ham," and is a prolific public speaker and author and the brains behind the Creation Museum in Cincinnati, OH. He also founded "Answers" magazine, which won the prestigious "Award of Excellence" for top Christian magazine in 2011 from the Evangelical Press Association..
Ham began his career as a public school science teacher in Australia, but moved his family to America as creationist missionaries in 1987.
He has a Bachelor's degree in applied science from Queensland Institute of Technology and a Diploma of Education from the University of Queensland. He has received four honorary degrees--DD in 1997 from Temple Baptist College in Cincinnati, OH, DLitt in 2004 from Liberty University, DLitt in 2010 from Tennessee Temple University, and DHL in 2012 from Mid-Continental University in KY.
Some of his many publications include How Could a Loving God? 2006; Already Gone, 2009; One Race One Blood, 2010; Already Compromised, 2011; The Foundations, 2011; The Lie/Millions of Years, 2012; Science Confirms the Bible, 2012; the Great Delusion, 2013; Rescuing our Kids from the Lie, 2013; and Inside the Nye-Ham Debate, 2014. He has also authored or co-authored many books for children, such as Did Adam Have a Belly Button? 2000; My Creation Bible, 2006; Did Eve Really Have an Extra Rib? 2007; Dinosaurs for Kids, 2009; N is for Noah, 2013, and the Answers Book for Kids 2013, and books for teens, such as Answers for Teens (Vols 1&2), 2012.
Great Homeschool Conventions
Ham has been uncompromising in his defense for young-earth creationism and has criticized schools and individuals that have failed to uphold it. In March 2011, AiG and Ham had an invitation to the two Great Homeschool Conventions revoked by the events' organizers. The organizers cited Ham's criticism of the group as the reason for the revoked invitation.