2017 CSI's Annual Fundraiser

CSI's Annual Banquet:
Empowering the Next Generation for Christ


November 17, 2017 | REGISTER HERE

Join Tom DeRosa, Executive Director of Creation Studies Institute for a remarkable evening of ministry celebration. Listen to the powerful testimony of Pastor Steve Rowitt and enjoy a delicious dinner as we discuss the wonderful things God has done through the ministry and how your participation can impact the next generation.

You are vital to this ministry!

•    You can empower Christians to boldly proclaim the truth of creation.
•    You can reach young and old with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Let's together “..equip the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.” (Eph. 4:12)

November 17, 2017
Friday Evening 6:30pm - 9:00pm


Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church 
DeVous Chapel
5555 N. Federal Hwy,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308

$65 per person
$100 per couple
$500 table of 8

**Dinner is included and it will be served at 7pm.
Please make your selection of Chicken or Fish at check out.
Chicken Breast with balsamic drizzle | Grilled Mahi with beurre blanc sauce.

**Free childcare for ages 10 & under. Pizza will be served.





Tom DeRosa

Our Executive Director and Founder, Tom DeRosa left the seminary and the church thinking he was throwing away his faith, but in reality, he had only found a new religion: evolution. However, in 1978, he accepted Jesus Christ as Lord of his life. Soon after, he studied the area of Creation at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and has come to the conclusion that a lack of knowledge of the biblical account of creation is greatly responsible for many barriers that keep people from Christ.



Pastor Steve Rowitt

Pastor Steve has been an Ordained Minister of the Gospel since 1982. He has worked for 20 years in the medical laboratory as a Certified Medical Technologist (Licensed Clinical Laboratory Supervisor, Retired).  He has a B.S. degree in Health Sciences, a Th.M. (Theology) and a Ph.D. in Health Sciences. He has served the Lord as the Senior Pastor of Biblical Alternatives Fellowship as well as the Chief Technical Advisor for the Creation Studies Institute. All that he is, and all that he has achieved, is due solely to the grace of God found in the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth.

Announcement: We are sorry to inform that Pastor Rob, the senior Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church will not be speaking at CSI's Ministry Celebration. Please keep this family in Christ in your prayers.





We're Moving


We would like to announce that Creation Studies Institute (CSI) is moving its operations, museum, and outreach programs to a new location on July 1, 2019.
 We are moving from Calvary Chapel, Ft. Lauderdale, FL campus (2701 West Cypress Creek Road), to South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary located at 2200 South West 10th Street, Deerfield Beach, FL.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted. Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

As mentioned in King Solomon’s Ecclesiastes, God
 directs our lives in seasons. There was a season in which we saw the CSI ministry born and nurtured at the Ft. Lauderdale campus of Calvary Chapel. There we grew and matured. We praise God for putting that church and its leadership before us and giving us a wonderful place to impact thousands each year with the Creation message. We discipled children, families, and adults through our many programs. It has been 16 years since our museum was built. Curriculum was written, creation fellowships took place, and bible studies were taught. Many have participated and thousands upon thousands have experienced our hands-on workshops and summer camps where God has been glorified as our Creator.  

We are grateful to Calvary Chapel and to those who have supported us through this amazing season.

We are excited about the new season God is preparing for us as we prepare to make a new move to South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary. Our ministry is welcomed by the President of the College, Dr. Mary Drabik, and the Board of Directors, including Dolores King–St. George. This team recognizes a need for their students to be discipled in and experience the many aspects of Creation truth. They believe this message is so vital to the college that they’ve invited us to teach an Earth Science course in their undergraduate program. This will be a wonderful home in which to grow our ministry. We are looking forward to the synergy between the college and CSI with great enthusiasm and we can’t wait to see how God will direct us in touching lives and spreading the good news of the gospel.

South Florida Bible CollegeThis move will give us an opportunity to expand our outreach at least two-fold and much more because the open space in the building can easily be expanded. We are thrilled because our existing museum displays can be extended and developed into
larger exhibits. With our extensive collection of ice age fossils we have collected over the years, we envision new displays of the huge Columbian Mammoths and the giant ground sloths that roamed the earth after the world-wide flood. We will have room for a large portable planetarium and a dinosaur area for children which will feature the Deinonychus and Tyrannosaurus. An added blessing here will be room on the outside of the building for signage, giving our ministry an opportunity to be seen by many on a well-traveled road. We have a great opportunity in this location to be noticed and to be a light in a darkened world.

As we enter this new season, we seek God’s direction to move forward in providing the resources to serve Him and accomplish His goal in this new venture. With much prayer, we set out with a goal to raise $50,000 to complete Phase I which will provide for us to move our entire ministry, including the operations, museum, and educational programs area. Our aim is to open by September 1st, 2019.

In Phase II, we plan to make improvements by adding new displays and expanding the museum activity area to be interactive by the end of November 2019. This expansion will require another $50,000. We know that our CSI ministry existence is based on a special trust in God whom we serve and glorify.

Billy Graham DevotionalChrist followers live by faith in Him who created us and put
us on this earth to serve Him. We come to you as partners in Christ to move this ministry further than anyone can imagine because God is infinite and has so much to give. We ask you to pray and see how God directs you in financial giving.

As a thank you gift we will send you Billy Graham’s Hope for Each Day Signature Edition Devotional. This classic devotional will be yours for a donation of $50 or more. We are sure you’ll be blessed as Pastor Billy Graham shares words of hope every day that give us peace, joy, and encouragement in our Christian walk.

God leads His people through the love and supportive
action of other believers. That’s how God’s ministry works.
It is made of corporate believers who God has called to be
part of His plan. I have witnessed this over and over again in our ministry. God’s people step forward because they have been touched by the Holy Spirit with a common call of making disciples. We are praying that God will provide the resources for Phase I as soon as possible so we can continue to impact lives for Christ.

Yours in Christ,

Tom DeRosa,
Executive Director

In-School Field trip

in-school field trip banner with displays of dinosaur fossils

Do you want to explore the world around you and ignite a love for science in the hearts of your students, all without leaving school grounds?
Then CSI’s in-school field trips are for you!

We bring exciting, hands-on science fun to your school, homeschool group and community. Travel back in time by transforming your classroom or meeting area into an engaging exhibit hall filled with Biblical & historical evidences for the creation account as described in Genesis. Discover the effects of the global flood, the ice age, and examples of God's incredible design.

Boy standing next to a mammoth

Our traveling exhibits include fascinating fossils of creatures that once roamed the earth. Your students will have the opportunity to touch fossils that were unearthed by CSI on their excursion trips and stand next to one of the largest Columbian Mammoths in the world.
But, if touching remains of the past isn’t enough, experience our Ice Age Workshop where students will discover the fascinating creatures of the Ice Age and learn about the climate changes that made them extinct. Each activity will help them to think more critically, to put scientific ideas into perspective, and to learn more about how science works.
The programs are developed to encourage the student to become more grounded in their faith and to trust in the inerrant Word of God. 
students engaging in science experiment
Our dynamic teachers will deliver a powerful life-changing message about The Great Ice Age, The World-wide Flood, Fossils and Dinosaurs --all from a creationist perspective.

K-12 – Our workshops are tailored to your group’s age/grade.

2-hour Workshop (Presentation + Hands on activity) - $250 (up to 20 students) - $10 for each additional student. For Chapels, Large group presentations – Contact us for special large groups pricing.
Choose a Program:

1. Fossils and the Worldwide Flood: Learn how ancient fossils from all around the world were formed. Experience how fossils and rocks give testimony of the Genesis Flood and God’s wonderful design from the beginning. Excavate and identify your own fossils through a fun hands on activity.

2. The Ice Age and the Bible: Explore what happened during the Ice Age and learn evidence of how the Ice Age fits into the biblical timeline. Discover the amazing creatures that once lived in Florida, including mammoths, sloths, and megalodon sharks.

3. Dinosaurs and the Bible: Are dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible? Discover these fascinating creatures that once roamed the earth through fossils and replicas. Learn how the diversity in design of this group is a prime example of God’s handiwork.

4. Radical Creatures: Greet, touch & feed some of God's living creatures! Enjoy a fun, educational, hands on presentation where we bring three live animals to your group. Witness their uniquely designed features from a Creation perspective!

Benefits of hosting an In-School Field Trip

1. Cost effective
2. No Buses
3. No Packing lunches
4. No extra adult supervision needed

Bring creation workshops to your classroom. Schedule your in-school field trip today!


To schedule a program, Contact Johnny Maury at 954-771-1652 or email: outreach@creationstudies.org
We serve Broward County area. An additional fee may apply for Palm Beach and Miami Dade areas.

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