President of the Answers in Genesis (AiG) ministry and the Creation Museum who supports Young Earth creationism.
He held the belief that the Universe was created 6,000 years ago, and Noah's Flood came in 2348 B.C.; he also cited scriptures in support of the belief that humans co-existed with dinosaurs.
His Creation Museum, teaching Young Earth Creationism, was opened by AIG in 2007 in Petersburg, Kentucky.
He had four children with his wife Marilyn, and ten grandchildren.
His views on the evolution of species directly contradicted that proposed by Charles Darwin.