Welcome to the International Biblical Apologetics Association!
Today the church needs, as never before, a more profound comprehension of God’s Word. In April 2020, responding to God’s call to stand for the truth of the Gospel, several pastors and biblical scholars from various evangelical and Messianic Jewish communities convened, expressing their concerns regarding the infiltration of false teachings into the local congregations The resultant loss of sound doctrine undermines the unity among believers and their relationship with God.
Our Dedicated Team
Dr. Igal German
Founding Director, IBAA & Yesod Bible Center, USA
Dr. German has taught in theological institutions both in Canada and the United States, including Wycliffe College, Moody Theological Seminary, and North Park University. His expertise includes the following areas: the Old Testament, the New Testament in its Jewish context, Biblical and Modern Hebrew, the history of biblical interpretation, and counter-cult apologetics. Igal published the monograph The Fall Reconsidered: A Literary Synthesis of the Primeval Sin Narratives against the Backdrop of the History of Exegesis with Wipf & Stock (2016). Igal is passionate about communicating the full spectrum of biblical scholarship to his students.
Messianic Rabbi, Eric Lakatos
Tikvat Yisrael Messianic Synagogue, USA
Dr. Doug Taylor
Theology and Apologetics, Luther Rice Seminary, USA
Assistant professor of Theology and Apologetics and the Program Coordinator for the Master of Arts in Apologetics at Luther Rice College and Seminary in Lithonia, Georgia. He is the author of WHY? A Believer's Introduction to Defending the Faith and Jesus Before Constantine: The Church, Her Beliefs, and Her Apologetics.
I am an apologist at heart, believing it is not sufficient to simply know what you believe. You must also know why you believe what you believe.
John P. McTernan
Chaplain, Author, Apologist, USA
Chaplain McTernan has spent thousands of hours debating rabbis, Judaism's anti-missionaries, Muslims, and apologists from many religions and philosophies. John successfully debated Rabbi Tovia Singer, defended Yeshua as Israel's promised Messiah, and wrote a three-book series: Only Jesus of Nazareth: Can sit on the Throne of David; Only Jesus of Nazareth: Can be Israel's King Messiah and Only Jesus of Nazareth: Only Jesus of Nazareth Can Be the God of Israel's Righteous Servant.
Chaplain McTernan has written many brochures that have gone viral worldwide and were distributed in the millions while winning many souls to the Savior: Jesus Christ Came to Heal the Brokenhearted; For God so Loved the World; Looking for the Blessed Hope, and The 666 Surveillance System.
Chaplain McTernan preaches over the internet in Asia and Pakistan, winning many souls to Jesus Christ. His primary ministry now is ministering and healing people with broken hearts. For many years he was a pro-life leader in Central Pennsylvania. John is married with four children and nine grandchildren.
Web Designer & Publicity Manager, USA
Since 2021, Greg has started his web design business, Selah Creative, and has helped develop many websites. Greg is excited to be assisting IBAA with web development and promotion.
Co-founder, IBAA. Israel
Michael is passionate about evangelism, discipleship, and apologetics. Seeing clear theological deviations in messianic congregations and in evangelical churches and their impact on churches, Michael began writing books on evangelism and apologetics
Apologist, author and translator. Poland
Media Ministry. USA
After much prayer and deliberation, a team of pastors and theologians created a unifying theological statement to help pastors and lay believers reach out to spiritually deceived individuals and families. This statement is known as the International Apologetics Declaration.
This new apologetics ministry, founded by Dr. Igal German and his colleague Michael Karpovetzki, seeks to provide pastors and lay believers with tools that address theological and practical challenges. Igal and Michael are passionate about evangelism, discipleship, and apologetics. We invite you to learn about the unique vision of our ministry and history below.
March 1, 2021International Apologetics Declaration
April 30, 2021Evangelical Ministries to New ReligionsDr. German's papers presented at the Evangelical Ministries to New Religions (EMNR) conference
May 15, 2021The Biblical Faith vs. GnosticismDr. German’s theological debate with Vlad Valberg (Russian)
June 6, 2021Supersessionism vs. the New Covenant
February 13, 2022Premillennialism vs. PreterismDr. German’s theological debate with Valentin Mironyuk, "Premillennialism vs. Preterism"
autumn 2021On-site evangelism coursetaught by Michael Karpovetzki
December 2021Born to Defend
November - December 2021Mission tripMichael Karpovetzki’s mission trip to Germany and Ukraine
In his mission trip to Germany and Ukraine, Michael Karpovetzki held several key events and conferences representing IBAA ministries. A chaplains’ conference was held in Ukraine. Copies of Michael Karpovetzki’s books were printed by the Ukrainian Bible Society. Pastoral conferences were held in Strasbourg, Hannover, Berlin, and Duisburg. Another Bible conference was held in Stuttgart with Dr. Roger Libi as the keynote speaker. One of the theological topics covered at that conference was the biblical covenants and the nation of Israel. A conference was held in the Czech Republic in Prague and in Berlin, as well as visits to individual believers and churches.
2022Dr. German’s podcasts
March 6, 2022Prayer rally for Ukraine
2022Michael Karpovetzki's books
2022Dr. German’s Video Interviewswith the following ministries: Midwest Christian Outreach, Lamb & Lion, AskDrBrown, Know My Faith, Gilbert House, The Think Institute, Douglas Hamp, Servants of Grace, PORA apologetics, David Wilber, Real Seekers.