Born in Kankakee, Illinois, Creation Speaker Eric Hovind was blessed with the opportunity of growing up in a Christian home under the incredible biblical teachings of his father. Eric says that his father always challenged him with new ideas and projects, including everything from carpentry to Bible studies in order to better serve the Lord.
During summers throughout his junior high and high school years, Eric traveled with his dad where he was speaking about creation, evolution and dinosaurs. It was during his third summer of traveling with his father that Eric realized that he never grew tired of the subject! Hearing creation lectures and debates hundreds of times never became boring. As he listened to his dad teach, Eric, too, surrendered his entire life to serving God by delivering the salvation message.
After completing his high school studies at Pensacola Christian Academy in 1997, Eric graduated from Jackson Hole Bible College in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Co-founded by Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis and Dr. Don Landis of Jackson Hole Community Bible Church, Jackson Hole Bible College was designed to give students a solid biblical foundation with a special creation emphasis. To further his education in evangelism, Eric then attended Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Eric began full-time ministry service in 1999. He served in nearly every ministry capacity as well as traveling and speaking. At the age of 30, Eric committed the rest of his life work to the ministry of reaching people through the creation message and founded God Quest ministries and Creation Today. Eric was ordained on November 8, 2008 at Harbor Baptist Church, Orange Park, Florida.
Eric has had the privilege of speaking in five foreign countries and all fifty states presenting the life-changing message about our Creator.
Eric lives in Pensacola, Florida with his wife, Tanya, and three children, Stephanie, Angie and Jordan. Eric and the Creation Today team’s mission remains steadfast: impact the world to KNOW their creator—GOD!