We believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. We believe He designed this creation to show His glory and to receive the praise of His creatures. We believe that science is a wonderful tool that human beings can use to explore the world God has made. We believe that God delights in our discoveries, and we praise Him by sharing the wonders of His handiwork.We believe we learn more about God by studying His works.

We also believe that humans are finite and limited. We believe that we understand only a tiny portion of God’s creation, and we believe that God called us to accept Him by faith. We believe that our own ignorance has brought us to a crisis point where science seems to contradict our faith in God’s creation.We believe this “contradiction” is only an appearance, because God’s truth is one truth and cannot contradict itself when we properly understand it.We believe this crisis calls us to believe firmly and study deeply as we seek God’s glorious revelation in creation.


Todd Charles Wood, Core Academy president and professor of biochemistry. Dr. Wood is a graduate of Liberty University and the University of Virginia. He worked for thirteen years at Bryan College before starting Core Academy of Science. Dr. Wood authored or co-authored more than 40 technical papers, and he currently serves as president of the Creation Biology Society.

  • Dr. Wood was featured in a 2012 cover article in Christianity Today
  • Dr. Wood writes a popular blog called Todd's blog where he comments on research, discoveries and creation/evolution issues.
  • Visit Dr. Wood's page at for more information on his publications.
  • Dr. Wood can speak to your church or school on issues related to science and faith, creationism, and creationist biology.


Roger W. Sanders, Core Academy vice president and professor of botany. Dr. Sanders is a graduate of the College of the Ozarks, the University of Michigan, and the University of Texas. He worked for many years as a professional botanist and later as a research professor at Bryan College. Dr. Sanders is the author of more than 50 papers, and he and his wife homeschooled their two children.

  • Visit Dr. Sanders's page at for more information on his publications.
  • Dr. Sanders can speak to your church or school on issues related to science and faith, creationism, and creationist biology.


  • Smokies

    One of our most popular events, the Creation Retreat, brings together scientists and students from around the southeast.

  • Todd's Blog

  • Research

    Core Academy is a leading research center for young-age creationist biology. Read more about our studies and discoveries.

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    We offer a variety of educational programs to help Christians of all walks of life better understand how science impacts us all.

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    The Core Academcy of Science Library is one of the most comprehensive libraries pertaining to the creation/evolution issue. The online database is available for search and access is by appointment only.

  • Bookstore Links

    Core Academy of Science has published several books. Clicking through our link to purchase the books from will donate a portion of your purchase to Core Academy. Thank you.


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