The Creation Science Hall of Fame has inducted Ken Ham, director of Answers in Genesis, and Carl Wieland, managing director of Creation Ministries International, into the ranks of its living honorees.
Ken Ham is founder, President, and CEO of Answers in Genesis-USA, and of the Creation Museum and Family Discovery Center in Petersburg, KY. He has also inspired the most ambitious Creation-oriented demonstration project yet: a full-sized, all-wooden replica of Noah’s Ark, intended to show how Noah could have cared for himself, his family, and so many animals, and also how the Ark could have stayed afloat during the most violent disaster that the earth has ever known.
Dr. Wieland began as an atheist, and later came to a saving understanding of God. In 1977, he founded the Creation Science Association in Australia. One year later, he founded Ex Nihilo, the journal that would later become TJ and finally Creation. In 1979-80 the CSA joined forces with another organization founded by Ken Ham and John Mackay. Wieland turned control of Ex Nihilo over to the new CSF. In 1987 he became acting director of CSF and expanded it into other territories of the Commonwealth of Nations. CSF first changed its name to Answers in Genesis, a name it held for many years until Ken Ham and his colleagues parted ways with Wieland and his associates. After the split, Wieland continued as head of the Australian organization, now known as Creation Ministries International.