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Charles McCombs

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Dr. Charles McCombs

Dr. Charles McCombs, Ph.D. is a chemist and a Christian apologist. He holds two degrees: A Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from UCLA, and a B.S. in chemistry from CSULB.[1] Dr. McCombs uses his passion for chemistry to educate others, show proof that God created everything, and to further the kingdom of God.

Personal history

After earning his Ph. D. in 1978, Dr. Charles McCombs began to work at the Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, Tennessee,[1] where he served as a Research Chemist for 21 years. Over the course of his employment at Eastman Chemical Company, McCombs obtained twenty chemical patents.[2] In 1999, Dr. McCombs took early retirement from Eastman Chemical Company and founded Genesis Ministries, where he continued as a creation speaker. Dr. McCombs and his wife, Janis, also had the privilege to manage and operate a Christian school under the church where they attended.[3]

Dr. McCombs left Eastman Chemical Company in 1998, and became an active creation speaker for Genesis Ministries.[2] During this time, he also became a teacher at the West Charlotte Christian Academy in Florida where his wife, Janis, served as principle.
He continued teaching and giving creation speeches until 2008, when he took on the position of the Associate Professor of Chemistry at the Institute for Creation Research (ICR).[4] He also took on the position of the Assistant Director of the National Creation Science Foundation, a foundation created by ICR to help further their research and use that research for educational purposes.[5]

In the summer of 2010, Dr. McCombs and his wife were called back to Florida where they established Genesis Christian Academy, a private Christian school in Englewood, Florida teaching the required academics from a Biblical creationist worldview. In 2012, Dr. McCombs was invited to join the staff at Southwest Florida Bible Institute as Dean of Associate Christian Ministries and Professor of Creation Studies, where he continues to this day.[3]


Professional Data


  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, University of California in Los Angeles: Westwood, CA, 1978.
  • B.S. in Chemistry, California State University in Long Beach: Long Beach, CA. Nominated for Phi Beta Kappa; 1973

Work History

  • 1978-1998: Principal Research Chemist, Eastman Chemical Company; Kingsport, Tennessee
  • 1998-2008: Teacher at West Charlotte Christian Academy
  • 2008-2010: Associate Professor of Chemistry, Institute for Creation Research
  • 2008-2010: Assistant Director, National Creation Science Foundation
  • 2011 – present: Administrator, Genesis Christian Academy
  • 2012 – present: Dean and Professor, Southwest Florida Bible Institute



  1. 1.0 1.1 Who's who in creation/evolution, Accessed February 9, 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 Schedule of upcoming events Metroplex Institute of Origin Science, July, 2009
  3. 3.0 3.1 Biographical content emailed by Charles McCombs to the NW Creation Network, December 22, 2016.
  4. Communicating the message of the CreatorLawrence Ford, Institute for Creation Research, Accessed February 11, 2011
  5. National Creation Science Foundation Institute for Creation Research, Accessed February 11, 2011
  6. Patents by Charles McCombsGoogle Patents, Accessed February 12, 2011