Steven Garofalo, M.A.A.

Steven Garofalo is the founder of Reason For Truth located in Charlotte, NC ( Steven is a speaker, author and teacher on issues relating to Christian Apologetics. Steven received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD in 1988. He went on to earn a Masters in Apologetics with an emphasis in Islamic Studies from Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC in May of 2007. He speaks at conferences and churches on theology and Christian apologetics issues. Steven has taught courses in Ethics, World Religions and Bible Doctrine at the Institute of Bible Studies at Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC and has appeared on local Charlotte Cable television on the subjects of Ethics, Wicca and Witchcraft. Steven is a first generation American who grew up in the Washington D.C. area where his father Mauro, who came from Sicily, worked for the Department of the Navy just blocks from the U.S. Capitol. He relocated to Charlotte, NC in 1999. His vision is to equip a new generation of Christians to better discern, defend and advance the Christian faith. Steven has been married to his wife Heather for over 18 years and has three children. FOLLOW STEVEN on TWITTER

J. Thomas Bridges, P.hD.

J. Thomas Bridges holds a B.S. from Iowa State University, a M.Div. with languages from Southwestern Baptist Seminary, an M.A. in Philosophy from Baylor University, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion from Southern Evangelical Seminary.Academic Dean and a full time professor of philosophy, at Southern Evangelical Seminary, Dr. Bridges' current academic interests include the following: The Philosophical Theology of Thomas Aquinas, The Philosophy of Science, and important issues subsumed under The Philosophy of Religion, including The Problem of Evil.The panel of readers for the defense of his doctoral defense included: Southern Evangelical Seminary Professor of Philosophy, Richard G. Howe; Intelligent Design scholar and Mathematician, William A. Dembski; University of Oxford professor and mathematician, John C. Lennox; and the Discovery Institute's Senior Fellow and philosopher, Jay W. Richards. FOLLOW DR. BRIDGES ON TWITTER.