Phil Fernandes, Ph.D., D.Min. Candidate -Trustee and Faculty Mentor
(Apologetics, Biblical Studies, Christian Philosophy, Christian Theologians, Comparative Religions, Cults, Homiletics, Pastoral Ministries,Theology) Dr. Fernandes is the founder and president of the Institute of Biblical Defense (IBD), in Bremerton, Washington. IBD is dedicated to aiding Christians in their defense of the Faith. An apologist, Dr. Fernandes has lectured on creation science in public schools, and he has also engaged in public debates in defense of Conservative Evangelical Christianity. He has written and published three books: The God Who Sits Enthroned: Evidence for God's Existence, and No Other Gods: A Biblical Defense of Christianity, and God, Government, and the Road to Tyranny. Dr. Fernandes has been the senior pastor of Trinity Bible Fellowship, an independent church, since 1988. He earned the Th.B. from Faraston Theological Seminary; the M.A.R. from Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA.; the Th.M. from Columbia Evangelical Seminary, the Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion from Greenwich University, Hilo, HI, and he is a D.Min. Candidate with Southern Evangelical Seminary, Charlotte, NC. Theological persuasion: Independent Baptist.