IBAA team

IGAL GERMAN

IGAL GERMAN

IBAA & Yesod Bible Center, Founder. USA

Dr. Igal German holds a PhD in Hebrew Bible from the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, as well as B.A. and M.A. in Biblical Studies from the University of Haifa, Israel. Dr. German has been teaching the Bible at a variety of academic institutions in Israel, Canada, and the United States. His expertise includes Old Testament studies, Second Temple Judaism, the New Testament, Biblical and Modern Hebrew, history of Israel, history of biblical interpretation, and apologetics.

Igal is actively involved in teaching, preaching, counseling, and apologetics ministries. His monograph has been published under the title The Fall Reconsidered: A Literary Synthesis of the Primeval Sin Narratives against the Backdrop of the History of Exegesis (Wipf & Stock, 2016). Igal is passionate about communicating to his students the full spectrum of biblical scholarship.

“In these days of spiritual apathy and growing apostasy among believers, the Lord has called me to create an international apologetics ministry. Our mission is to proclaim God’s truth around the world, to create and disseminate resources to effectively defend biblical doctrine among individuals and churches. I am convinced that Bible believing Christians should unite as one army of the Living God to destroy the works of the devil and save deceived and lost souls.”

MICHAEL KARPOVETZKI

MICHAEL KARPOVETZKI

IBAA, Founder. Israel

Evangelist-apologist, pastor-teacher, counsellor. Christian poet and prose writer.

Michael took a course in Church history, Reformation history, and Old and New Testament introductions at Hope of Israel Reformed College. He studied at the King of Kings Theological College and took courses in bibliology and pneumatology at Campus Crusade.

“The merit of the Reformation is that it made the Bible accessible and understandable for everyone. But Christianity has not escaped controversy in its reasoning over the biblical texts. Disagreements over biblical interpretation was observed even in the early apostolic church.

Disagreements take root, build up walls, and transform into denominations. The latter plunge into controversy that weakens the influence of evangelical churches against the background of the call of the Lord Jesus Christ to unity. Heresies and cults are attacking the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ on a wide front, distorting the teaching of Christ. How to separate heresy from delusion? On what basis should unity be built? How to protect the church from heresies and build a dialogue against the background of differences of opinion? How to build a dialogue between messianic communities and evangelical churches? These issues are still awaiting solution.

Seeing clear theological deviations in messianic congregations and in evangelical churches and their impact on churches, I began writing books on evangelism and apologetics. I toured the United States with sermons and interviews. I gathered a group of like-minded people to create the International Apologetic Declaration. I fully supported Igal German’s idea of creating an International Biblical Apologetics Association. IBAA has taken on the most important mission of educating end-time Christians and protecting sound doctrine.”

ОLEG YAROVIKOV

ОLEG YAROVIKOV

Web Resource Developer MBAA, media ministry. Moldova

Preacher of the Church of Evangelical Christians Baptists (IUC ECB). The graduator of full-time and correspondence biblical courses.

“We imperceptibly entered the last period of the life of the church, called Laodicean in the Bible. Modern Christianity, more than ever, needs to reconsider its relationship with God.

The Jews passed on the Gospel to the Gentiles. Over the past 20 centuries, the Word of God has been preserved, preached and heard in many parts of the world. The state of Israel, revived by the grace, love and faithfulness of God, exists now for more than 70 years. This means that one of the tasks of the Church today is to return the Gospel to the Jewish people and reveal to them its Messiah, our Lord Jesus Christ.”

NAZIM GULIYEV

NAZIM GULIYEV

Media ministry & translator. Azerbaijan

Nazim Guliyev holds an M.A. in sociology. A professional translator for the past 18 years. Successfully completed an apologetics course with Yesod Bible Center.

“Modern means of communication provide new opportunities for preaching God’s Word. As it develops, IBAA is increasingly turning into a reliable channel for the transmission of the truth of the Holy Scriptures, revealing the historical, spiritual, cultural, linguistic, geographical and social origins of events and truths set forth in the Bible. IBAA immediately set a high bar in its activities: to collect and share the entire evidence base of the truth of the biblical teachings, to raise the level of Bible knowledge by attracting the expert community.”

VLADIMIR SILENOK

VLADIMIR SILENOK

Biblical creationist, apologist, author and translator. Poland

Former theistic evolutionist. Founder of a ministry called «Biblical Apologetics» (bibleap.com) in Russian language, dedicated to defense of the first chapters of Genesis from compromise, sceptics and scoffers attacks, which we are warned about in 2 Peter 3:3-6. Author of online-handbook on apologetics and many articles on the topics of biblical creation and evolution. Preacher of the Church of Evangelical Christians Baptists (IUC ECB).

«Looking at the history written in the Old Testament, we can see that many times the Israelites mixed pagan beliefs with the Word of God. Nowadays, the Church does the same thing. It mixes materialistic ideas regarding the old Universe and/or evolution, which are a part of the religion of Humanism. Such acceptance defiles Christ teaching, bringing in confusion, compromise and division in churches; introduces false teachings, which distorts God’s character and destroys biblical authority. The problem is worsened by the entrance of worldly ideas in the body of believers, especially among young people, thus making Christians unable to divide between Christ’s and worldliness, plowing the soil for all kinds of seductions and types of liberal teaching.

We have to stand firmly and uncompromisingly in the gap and not allow the Devil to destroy church from the inside via compromise in such fundamental issues as 6 days of creation and give coherent responses to sceptics, calling them to repentance and reconciliations with Christ!»

DIMITRI MINAKOV

DIMITRI MINAKOV

Preacher & author of theological articles. Germany

In 2004, Dimitri found happiness and meaning in life in his hometown of Dnepr (Ukraine) through repentance and faith in the atoning sacrifice of the Son of God, Jesus Christ. In 2009 he moved to Germany, where he graduated from Bible School in Breckerfeld in 2013. Dimitri is a preacher and member of the Brother Council of “Arche”, a German speaking Baptist church and is also completing a correspondence Bible study at Grace Biblical Seminary (Kiev).

«Unfortunately, many European Christians today have grown cold in their faith and stop growing spiritually, like little children. Many of them do not want to put down roots in their local church, neglect deep reading of the Bible and spiritual literature, and rarely confess their faith in the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to this world. I am convinced that in order to grow in God’s grace and successfully overcome the various temptations in life that come to us through the world, the flesh or the devil, we must be faithful to God, know His infallible and inerrant Word well , be accountable to one another and make disciples according to the Great Commission of Jesus in Matthew 28:18-20.»