Dr. Duane T. Gish — A Creationist Legend Has Moved On

Dr. Duane T. Gish
My wife came into the room and noticed my moist eyes. Someone I had respected had moved on to his permanent home with Jesus. I'm not ashamed to admit that I had an emotional moment. Although I was not a personal friend of Dr. Duane Gish, he had made an impact on me.

I met Dr. Gish, Dr. Henry Morris, Dr. John Morris and Ken Ham at a creation science conference in Schaumburg, Illinois in 1991. Heh, I just remembered that the conference people needed some help with the projectors for films between presentations, so I jumped at the chance to do that.

Interesting...Dr. Gish was one of the "fathers" of the modern creation
science movement. His handwriting was rather like my own father's.

Although they remained faithful to their calling, I did not. I fell away from the faith for about fifteen years. After I renewed my commitment to Christ, my creationist calling came back, stronger than ever.

Duane Gish was loved and respected by many. He was also hated by some, as is evidenced by postings and articles by atheopaths on the Web. Dr. Henry Morris is considered to be one of the founders of the modern creationist movement in 1961, and Dr. Gish was with him in the founding of the Institute for Creation Research in 1963, retiring at the age of 84.

Although Duane Gish is now with the Lord (and probably having a reunion with his old friend Dr. Henry Morris as well), his influence is far from over. Their influence is far from over. Creation science is growing, creation ministries are increasing, and new generations are carrying on with ever-increasing momentum.

Here are some articles and remembrances about him:
A video on "The Origin of Life" (taken from a VHS tape):