Crandall Speakers

Eric Hernandez

Eric Hernandez is a dynamic evangelist and apologist with a heart for proclaiming the gospel and defending his faith on theological and philosophical grounds. He is a licensed minister, certified formation therapist, on the Denison Forum Advisory Board, and is the Apologetics Lead and Millennial Specialist for The Baptist General Convention of Texas. He has spoken and debated on a public level at university and college campuses where he adamantly and adequately defends the Christian faith against atheist, agnostic, and deistic professors of different worldviews. He holds an associate degree in social science, a bachelor’s degree in theology, and a certificate in apologetics from Biola University.

Braxton Hunter

Dr. Braxton Hunter is the former president of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists (COSBE), and the current president of Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary in Evansville, Indiana. As professor of apologetics, Dr. Hunter is passionate about the defense of the Christian faith in a skeptical world.

In addition to conducting evangelistic apologetics events, he has pastored two churches. He has engaged in several live, moderated, academic debates on theological issues and the evidence for the truth of Christianity.

Michael Jones

Michael Jones is the founder and director of the non-profit organization “Inspiring Philosophy” and is primarily dedicated to research in the fields of philosophy, history, and science to uncover deep philosophical questions relating to the universe and our individual perception of life. He has published a plethora of research work on his YouTube Channel “Inspiring Philosophy” where he compiles and analyzes data for the layman to reach reasonable conclusions to a variety of philosophical quandaries. Some of his most notable work includes his presented research on quantum mechanics and how it points to a theistic worldview, a video series on Genesis 1-11, a defense of the resurrection of Jesus, and videos addressing the problem of evil and hell.

Johnathan Pritchett

Dr. Johnathan Pritchett is the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor at Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary in Evansville, Indiana ( He is also the co-host of the Trinity Radio podcast and YouTube channel, covering issues related to Christian Apologetics and Theology. He is an engaging speaker at churches and conferences. He has also participated in formal, moderated academic debates. He has contributed several essays and articles to books and journals. In addition to his academic work, he is the founder of Theology Geek Fitness, a ministry dedicated to helping Christians live healthier lifestyles through physical fitness and nutrition. He enjoys building with LEGO® toys and barbering, which was his previous vocation. Having earned a bachelor, masters, and doctorate degree, he is still most proud of finishing barber’s college and keeps his barber’s license current in the state of Arkansas. He currently resides in Evansville, Indiana with his wife Misty, their teenage children, two dogs, a cat, and way too many chickens.