Kent Hovind was a nationally known speaker on creationism and the founder of the now defunct Dinosaur Adventure Land theme park, before being convicted of tax fraud in 2006.
Eric Hovind has taken up and expanded on his father’s teachings. He is the founder of Creation Today in Pensacola, Fla.
Eric Hovind will speak about creationism next week during a seminar/revival at Trinity Baptist Church in Oxford. It is his second trip to the church.
“The issue is getting bigger, and people are talking about it even more,” he said in a recent telephone interview.
Hovind travels throughout the world speaking about creationism. He has created a related museum in Pensacola. His sermons are aimed not only at adults but also at children, and he often uses animal costumes. Recently, he purchased a 13-foot-long dinosaur costume, and modeled it to kids at the Creation Today museum.
Hovind opposes the theory of evolution. “Did God make the world, or did it make itself?” he asked. “Embracing the theory of evolution is a rejection of God and the Bible.”
Rev. C.O. Grinstead, pastor at Trinity, echoed Hovind. “Evolution is man’s way of hiding from God, because if there is no creation, there is no creator,” said Grinstead. “If people remove God from the equation, then sinful man has his greatest problem removed — a responsibility to God."