Joseph Hubbard, Sip. (Zool), B.Sc. (Paleobiology). Director, Creation Research UK. Speaker, writer, researcher, Creation Research Worldwide.
Joseph Hubbard is the Director of Creation Research UK, and is a speaker, writer and researcher for Creation Research Worldwide. He has been working with Creation Research since 2014, but has been involved in creation-based ministry since the second half of the 2000’s. In 2012, he founded the Genesis Museum of Creation Research, which was to become Creation Research’s first UK museum. He remains as the curator and director of the museum today, where his new finds and research are continually added to the displays. In 2017, he, alongside John Mackay (International Director, Creation Research) founded the Creation Research UK Museum Project, with the goal to create a series of museums throughout the UK.
Joseph has been collecting fossils since the age of six, a passion which has continued throughout his life. His research finds are often reported on in CR’s ‘Evidence News’, and often on Creation Research’s Facebook and Instagram. He has completed degrees in geology (specializing in paleobiology) and Zoology (DMZAA), and has completed specialist courses and diplomas in genetics, dinosaurian palaeontology, Biblical archaeology, British archaeology, and mycology. His studies in zoology led him to work in the animal care industry as a zookeeper for 6 years, before joining Creation Research full time as UK director in 2019.
Joseph has been a speaker for Creation Research since 2014 and has spoken in numerous conferences and churches around the UK, having accompanied CR international director John Mackay many times as well. He co-presented a research paper on stalagmite formation at the 2017 Mega conference, run by Answers in Genesis, has spoken in colleges, schools and universities, as well as churches and groups throughout the world. Joseph leads field trips around the UK and USA, taking all ages, from children to university professors. He has also contributed to the ‘Ask John Mackay’ website, and to several research books published by Creation Research. In 2019, he founded the Rocks Cry Out project, a creation field guide series, alongside Maiden Films.
Joseph is unashamedly Christian, and has a passion, not just to provide evidence of God’s role as Creator and Judge, but also as mankind’s Saviour. He not only teaches on science and creation, but also teaches sermons for many churches around the world.
Some of Joseph’s recorded interviews, presentations, and debates are below:
Creation Research Unplugged! TV series presented by Joseph…………Click Here
Presentation of Noah’s Flood, and Fossils with John Mackay………Click Here (Joseph start time: 21:12).
Interviews by Global Vision TV, with Joseph answering questions on fossils and dinosaurs………Click Here
Debate with Dr. Patrick Richmond in a UK Anglican magazine “Evolution or Creation” (pgs. 13&14)………Click Here
Debates: Joseph has been involved in three debates, organising and chairing two, and participating in one. The first was between John Mackay (Creation Research), and Dr Patrick Richmond (Faraday Institute) in 2014. Joseph organised and hosted the debate, which was was filmed, and is available from Creation Research (Click Here). The second was between John Mackay and Professor John Turner (University of East Anglia) in 2016, which was also filmed and is available to watch Here. The last debate was hosted by the Diocese of Norwich’s magazine in 2015, and was a re-match between Joseph and Dr Patrick Richmond, and can be accessed Here.
Presentations: Joseph has been heavily involved in ministry for several years and has been with Creation Research since 2014. In this time, Joseph has spoken around the UK, Australia & the USA. He began in his home county of Norfolk, UK, where he spoke at several events, before joining John Mackay in 2014 to help lead a series of events and debates in Norfolk. After that, Joseph travelled with John for two weeks in 2016, around the country, which included speaking at a seminar at Bracknell College. In September, he spent 10 days doing ministry in Somerset, and spoke at a youth conference in York in late 2016. He travelled with Creation Research for over a month in 2017, speaking at over 20 venues, including sharing a main lecture and giving a presentation on dinosaurs to some 200 children at the 2017 UK Mega Conference, in Birmingham hosted by Answers in Genesis UK.
In 2018, Joseph began his international ministry, spending 3 months travelling around Australia. He spoke at numerous churches, schools and groups, as well as being a featured presenter at the 2018 Jurassic Ark open day, alongside John Mackay and Joe Taylor.
In 2019, Joseph started full time as Director of Creation Research UK. John Mackay accompanied him on a UK tour, which included speaking at a Youth conference, and several radio and TV programs. Joseph also accompanied John Mackay to the USA for the first time, speaking at schools, universities, and several churches.
Writing: Joseph has been writing on subjects such as creation/evolution, Noah’s flood, Biblical issues, general science, and archaeology since 2012. He co-authored a research book ‘Tites, Mites & Fossil Fights’ with John Mackay, and has contributed to Creation Research’s QnA book ‘Your Questions About Creation Answered!’ The ‘Rocks Cry Out’ project has also created numerous field guides for UK geology, including 2 published books, and 5 more in the works at the time of writing. He has also tackled controversial topics, such as gay marriage and governments in the ‘Ask John Mackay’ site Click Here. Joseph is also working on several book projects, including a new QnA book, a book on animal rights, a biology science book, and a new devotional book with John Mackay and the rest of the Creation Research team.
Field Trips and Courses: Since joining Creation Research, Joseph has led multiple field trips around the UK, USA and Australia. Some locations where he has led, or co-led field trips in the UK include: Hunstanton, West Runton, Lilstock, Kilve, Lyme Regis, Whitby, Charmouth, Valley of Rocks, Kings Barns and Harpur Hill. Worldwide field trips include locations throughout Australia, including Newcastle, Uluru & the Olgas, Melbourne, and Tasmania. USA locations include Spencer (TN), Carthage (TN), Cap Rock Canyon (TX) and Mt. Blanco (TX), Joseph has also led and co-led home-educator days, and youth group trips throughout the world. His work with the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists Society, and the Norfolk Fungus Study Group, means he has led numerous public survey days, as well as leading and co-leading four fungus identification courses.
Academia and Research: Joseph was home educated all his life and has never been to any public or private school. This allowed him to excel in maths and science, which enabled him to enter university at the age of 16. He has completed his degree in Natural Science, majoring in Palaeobiology. He has also completed courses and diplomas in genetics (Open University), Dinosaurian Palaeontology (University of Alberta), Biblical Archaeology (Digging Up the Past Institute), and British Archaeology (Norfolk Archaeological Trust with Sedgeford Saxon Dig). His work with the Universities and Creation Research meant he has travelled widely around the UK performing digs and research. Some locations he has spent several weeks at performing research include: Hunstanton (which is the subject of his dissertation) West Runton and the Norfolk Coast, Walton-on-the-Naze and surrounding areas, the Kent coast, the Jurassic Coast in Dorset (emphasising the Eype-Monmouth region), the Isle of Wight (the whole coast, emphasising the Weldan Flood Deposits), North Devon coast, Whitby and surrounding areas, South Wales coast, North Wales Snowdonia region, and Derbyshire.
In 2018, His work as a zookeeper led him to complete a two-year Diploma qualification in Zoology for zookeeping (DMZAA). This work led him to being asked to lecture in several zoological institutions around the UK on the subject of native species conservation. This was completed in spring 2020. Joseph is currently pursuing post-graduate qualifications, including a doctorate.
Publications: Joseph’s report on the rare fungus ‘Oak Polypore’ (Buglossoporus pulvinus) was published in the journal ‘Field Mycology,’ his paper on the rare fungus Agaricus genardii was published in the fungus report of the journal ‘Transactions of the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalist’s Society’, and the upcoming paper on the Natural History of the Weston estate will be published in late 2020. He has led countless fungus surveys around East Anglia with the Norfolk Fungus Study Group, and served as an active member of the council of the NNNS, and Chair of the Membership Committee for one year. His first paper to be published on geology was ‘The Evidence of Transportation and Rapid Burial in the Fossils of Hunstanton’, followed by ‘Belemnites of Whitby – Evidence of Transportation?’ and finally, ‘Evidence of Large-Scale Environmental Change from Marine Plankton Proxies across the Aptian/Albian Boundary in the Northern Hemisphere, 113 ± 1.0 Ma, and Implications for the Potential Increase in Areas of Present-Day Ocean Anoxia’. Joseph is currently working on a paper on chalk formation from a Biblical perspective.
Professional Work: His work with natural history surveys led Joseph to a job with the small zoo (labelled the Secret Animal Garden) in the Norfolk attraction ‘Dinosaur Adventure’. His role as a zookeeper there involved dealing with many exotic animals, as well as completing a qualification in zoological studies for zookeepers. This has given him major experience in the animal keeping industry, which has helped him with his natural history surveys. He was also a member of the presentation team, conducting public sessions, teaching, and presenting animal encounters. He presented the popular ‘Deer safari’, taking public out to see the herds of deer which are managed by the park. He also served as a consultant for dinosaur information and native species conservation for the park.
Joseph has also worked with the Norfolk Archaeological Trust in the past on several surveys and excavations. Joseph is also a teacher at the Norfolk Postal Bible School.
Museum Display: In 2012, after a two week field trip to the Dorset coast, and inspired by Dr John Matthews, Joseph and his family founded the Genesis Museum of Creation, in Norfolk. Starting out as a couple of shelves, the collection grew into a whole room. The Museum was officially opened by Steve Ham of Answers in Genesis USA in 2013. A complete revamp in 2016 led the museum to be fully used, and the name soon changed to the Genesis Museum of Creation Research, making it the first Creation Research Museum in the UK. This then moved on to become part of the Creation Research UK Museum Project, which includes projects in Norfolk and Wales. The Museum had many visitors, and has been recommended by several major organisations, including Creation Research, Answers in Genesis UK, Answers in Genesis USA, Biblical Creation Trust, and Creation Resources Trust. In 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Genesis Museum of Creation Research was closed down, and the decision was made to relocate the museum to Shropshire. This location would be much more accessible than Norfolk, being only three hours drive away from the majority of the population of the UK. At the moment, Creation Research is still in negotiations regarding a building, but they are organising the entire museum collection, which houses nearly 5000 fossils, artifacts, natural history exhibits and geological samples.
Topics for Talks
Joseph’s passion for not only science, but also Christ has led him to create several unique presentations. While Joseph covers a whole range of topics, below are some of his most popular with a brief explanation of each.
Design in the Natural World. In this presentation, Joseph uses his unique knowledge and experience of animals, plants and fungi to ask the question, ‘How would you recognise design, and does it need a designer?’
Futile in their Speculations – A Biblical Look at Animal Rights. In this presentation, Joseph looks at animal rights, the evidence surrounding the debate over how we should treat animals vs what rights they have, and giving a Biblical worldview.
Around the UK with Noah. A collection of his research over the years, Joseph presents geologic and fossil evidence from the UK for Noah’s flood. No one presentation of this talk is the same, as it is constantly being updated as new locations are visited, and new evidence discovered.
Dinosaurs! An ever popular topic, Joseph uses his experience on the field to answer questions like, ‘What are dinosaurs? What evidence is there that they were created? What evidence is there that they were buried in Noah’s flood? And what actually happened to the dinosaurs?’
Not Time – Process! A look at the evidence that time has nothing to do with making rocks and fossils, what you need is a process! With brand new research added to the presentation all the time, this is an excellent presentation for skeptics of the Biblical history of the world.
Adam Not Ape. A critique of Theistic Evolution. Drawing from his own experience with theistic evolutionists, such as the debate between himself and Dr Patrick Richmond, and conversations with Dr Dennis Alexander, Joseph shows that evolution does not fit in the Bible at all, and to try to do so is to corrupt God’s Word. Controversial, but engaging!
Creation to the Cross. A sermon, perfect for Sunday, where we look at the full picture of Christianity. Focusing on the books of Genesis and John, we take you for a walk through creation, the fall, and the redemption of mankind through Jesus Christ. It’s all about connecting the dots!
Who He Is. First presented at his home church in the UK, in this sermon, Joseph answers the question of who Jesus is, and why we need Him. Focusing on John 14, and using insight from Genesis, Isaiah, Exodus and Revelation, this sermon shows that Jesus is indeed the only way to God!
Tough Topics Conference. Perfect for several sessions at a church/conference, and often presented alongside John Mackay, this series deals with 4 tough topics that Christians often come across – Homosexuality, Animal Rights, Islam, and Climate Change. Straight to the point on each topic, and full of Biblical answers.
Where to see Joseph’s Work:
Creation Research General Information………Click Here
Creation Research Unplugged! TV series presented by Joseph – CLICK HERE
Presentation of Noah’s Flood, and Fossils with John Mackay (Joseph start time 21:12)………Click Here
Interviews by Global Vision TV, with Joseph answering questions on fossils and dinosaurs………Click Here
Debate with Dr. Patrick Richmond in a UK Anglican magazine “Evolution or Creation”………Click Here
See Creation Newsletter and Evidence News, often features Joseph’s finds………Click Here
Article on gay marriage and governments on the ‘Ask John Mackay’ site………Click Here
Follow Joseph on Facebook @Josephhubbard and on Instagram @joethemushroomman
Genesis Museum of Creation Research………Click Here
Creation Research UK Museum Project………Click Here
On Joseph Hubbard’s Ministry:
“Wow! What a whirlwind of inspiration and knowledge wrapped up in this young man of God – Joseph Hubbard! North Devon Home Educators had the privilege of spending a few days whilst he gave his time to teach both parents and children alike about Creation, The Flood and Apologetic’s through his extensive and impressive knowledge of fossils. I can’t thank him enough for his time – making the subject accessible, easy and fun to learn. All ages from 4 to adult were truly blessed and inspired. He held us all captivated and even though I have personally read a lot on the subject myself, I still learnt even more and it was wonderful to get hand’s on experience through his field trip. We had a wonderful day at Kilve Beach, near Bridgwater which was rich in fossils and history. Being able to teach the children history, geography, maths and science from a biblical perspective was unique, refreshing and uplifting for all. I personally can’t wait until next year and I know many others will be looking forward to seeing Joseph again – bless you and all the work done by so many within Creation Research. – Mrs H Gissing, Founder of North Devon Home-educators.
On the Genesis Museum of Creation Research:
“Thank you for honouring God in this Museum!” – Steve Ham, AiG USA.
“Fantastic, keep up the good work!” – Paul Garner, Biblical Creation Trust UK.
“Amazing, I learnt a lot! Thank you Joseph!” – Mrs. K Pointing, Norwich, UK visitor.
“Brilliant hands-on experience!” – Mr. M Jones, London, UK visitor.
“Fascinating! Thank you for sharing your knowledge, which you present so well in the museum!” – Mrs. A Kwambana, Norwich, UK visitor.