August 2023 – Present
Project Description: Dr. Wyns’s current work with RTB is writing a book about “Science, The Universe, and God.” This book is intended for Bible students and young scientists. Bible scholars and scientists search for answers to the many questions of life and each generation discovers amazing new truths. This book helps us bring the two disciplines together so that our faith in God grows and we have answers to give others who are searching for Christ.
Biography: Peter Wyns entered the ministry at the age of 14. Just four years later, at 18, he became the senior pastor of his first church. He also pursued his studies and received a doctorate in philosophy of religion from North Carolina College of Theology.
Over the last 52 years, he has pastored in the US and Canada, cofounded Intercessors for Canada, helped plant over a dozen churches, and has mentored hundreds of pastors worldwide. His love for the Word of God motivated him to found a Christian school and a discipleship training ministry in Canada called Foundations Training Institute.
He currently serves as lead pastor of Antioch International Church in Fort Mill, South Carolina, and ministers internationally as president and founder of Christians for Messiah Ministries. He is the grandson of Bible teacher Derek Prince and continues the mission of strengthening the body of Christ. He has authored over 20 books, many of which have been translated into multiple languages. He and his wife, Joy, have traveled to over 45 nations, training ministers and teaching multitudes of Christians. He is often asked to speak on the following topics: prayer, church growth, blessings and curses, Israel in the last days, and equipping God’s people for the work of the ministry. Wherever he goes, he imparts wisdom, faith, and releases the favor of God.
June 2023 – Present
Project Description: Forming and leading a “Science and Ethics Team” of medical doctors, theologians, and philosophers to research and address the key science and ethical concerns of today.
Biography: Dr. Christina (Chris) Cirucci is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist who has worked for 20 years in private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received her BS in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech and after working for seven years for Westinghouse in the field of nuclear power, she pursued a career in medicine. Dr. Cirucci earned her MD from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and completed her OB-GYN residency at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. She also received a Certificate in Biblical Studies from Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina. Chris is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is also a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) with the North American Menopause Society. Chris’s real passion is volunteering her medical skills overseas in underdeveloped countries. She’s worked in hospitals in Gabon, Ghana, Pakistan, and Bangladesh (the place closest to her heart), where she has served six times.
In addition to her medical mission work, Dr. Cirucci has a passion for defending the life of the unborn. She has become more involved in this work in the past five years and has published peer-reviewed articles on chemical abortion. She serves as vice-chair on the board of directors of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is also an associate scholar with the Charlotte Lozier Institute and, as of May 2023, she will be a Colson Fellow.
Chris lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she is involved in her local church. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, studying apologetics and cultural issues, walking, reading, and traveling.
March 2022 – Present
Project Description: Bolstering RTB’s mission in the area of Hebrew Cosmology through written and recorded resources.
Biography: Joe R. Miller began his academic career at Pennsylvania State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering. Since then he has earned five additional degrees, including an MDiv from Oral Roberts University, an MASR (master of arts in science and religion) from Southern California Seminary, and a DMin from Biola University. He completed his ThM and PhD in ethics from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. For more than a decade, Dr. Miller has taught a variety of courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level covering a variety of topics, including the integration of science and faith. He has authored multiple books on leadership, church history, and biblical theology, including his latest work, Elders Lead a Healthy Family: Shared Leadership for a Vibrant Church.
Outside of academics, Miller has over twenty years of experience in pastoral ministry. He currently disciples college students through the ministry Ratio Christi. He also helps Christians apply the truth and love of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the most challenging social issues of our day through his nonprofit called the Center for Cultural Apologetics. His podcast, educational videos, sermons, and blog archives can be accessed for free at www.morethancake.org.
Joe and his wife Suzanne live in San Diego, CA, with their three sons.
February 2021 – Present
Project Description: Translating the Navigating Genesis study into Mandarin with technical excellence. Successfully publishing these works via digital press.
Biography: Cynthia Cheung is a retired astrophysicist with a PhD from University of Maryland and an AB from University of California, Berkeley, both in astronomy. She has worked for 35 years in various roles for NASA space missions. She has significant experience in space science mission operations and data management, data archive interoperability, applied information technology, robotics and intelligent control systems, modeling and simulation, and education and public outreach. Her research interests included high energy astrophysics, stellar evolution, and nucleosynthesis. Her work experience spans contractor, government, and academic environments.
Cheung had a bicultural upbringing and became a Christian in Hong Kong when she was very young. She has served in leadership positions in college fellowships and Chinese churches in the US. She has given science and faith seminars at church retreats and Sunday schools, in both English and Chinese.