Former teen star Kirk Cameron will speak in Truett Auditorium at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary during the Southwestern Apologetics Conference tonight, Sept 19, 7-9 p.m., and again tomorrow during chapel in Truett Auditorium, Sept. 20, 10:50 a.m. – noon.
At the Southwestern Apologetics Conference, Cameron will join noted scholars and speakers Dr. Emir Caner, dean of The College at Southwestern, Dr. Kelly James Clark, professor of philosophy at Calvin College, Dr. William A. Dembski, research professor of philosophy at Southwestern Seminary and a leading proponent of Intelligent Design, and Rev. Justin Peters, staff evangelist at First Baptist Church of Vicksburg, Miss.
According to WayofTheMaster.com, Cameron is best known as the lovable teen heartthrob Mike Seaver, of the award winning series “Growing Pains.” He is also known to many Christians as Buck Williams from the “Left Behind” films. More noteworthy than his acting career was his conversion to Christianity. Cameron was not raised in a church-going home and describes himself as a devout atheist from a very young age. By the age of 14 he was so convinced there was no God that he laughed at those who thought there was. But that all changed one afternoon as he sat in his sports car pondering the first Gospel message he had ever heard. Cameron continues to be actively involved in quality family entertainment and travels throughout the country, making the most of every opportunity to further the Gospel. He speaks in schools, churches and at community events. He is also a producer and host of “The Way of the Master” television series and radio program. Cameron and his wife Chelsea Noble have six children and live in southern California.
Cameron will be joined at the Apologetics Conference by Christian illusionist Brock Gill, and the David Parker Band. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event takes place from 7-9 p.m. The cost for admission to the Apologetics Conference is $10 per person. Chapel services are always free and open to the public.