Dr. Terry Mortenson was born and raised in Owatonna, Minnesota. He studied math and was led to Christ at the University of Minnesota. In 1975 he joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ and ministered to college students, first in America for four years and then for nearly two decades in Eastern Europe. He earned an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago (1992) and a Ph.D. in the history of geology from Coventry University in England (1996). In 2001 he became a speaker, researcher, and writer for Answers in Genesis in Kentucky. He and his wife, Margie, have five daughters and three sonsMortenson, Terry is the author of 'Great Turning Point The Church's Catastrophic Mistake on Geology-Before Darwin', published 2004 under ISBN 9780890514085 and ISBN 0890514089.