Who is Dennis R. Petersen?

He’s the author of the Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation seminar, book, and video curriculum.  Dennis founded and has served as the President of the Creation Resource Foundation since 1983.  He is also the host of the Sacramento Radio Show, Reclaiming Your Legacy, on KFIA am710.  He has conducted creation seminars in churches throughout America and in other countries for the past three decades.

The Creation Resource Foundation, begun in 1983 by former museum curator and pastor, Dennis Petersen, is the providential result of a vision Dennis shares to communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ to our information-flooded, media-confused generation.



CRF is devoted to the production of Biblically based training materials and equipping programs that help families everywhere to prepare their children to have confidence in God in the face of a secularized society.


The purpose of CRF is to use whatever resources and creativity God provides to help Christ followers to realize a greater dimension of the purpose and blessing God intends for their lives.  The primary goal is to help everyone recognize and honor their Creator as their personal Savior, Master and Provider.  To do that CRF is dedicated to the production and distribution of effective educational tools that communicate the awesomeness, power, and nature of God while declaring the absolute trustworthiness of His revelation to man, the Bible.

Mr. Petersen personally produces and oversees the production of ministry activities and distribution.  His diverse background in the formal study of science, history, museums, administration and the Bible is enhanced by his enthusiastic presentation of facts in ways that engage listeners to really think about it.  The result is a deepened appreciation for students’ ability to process information and be transformed personally.

Here is some of his personal data:

  • Born/raised in California, one of two sons of a Pearl Harbor survivor and career peace officer.
  • Husband of one wife, since 1974.
  • Father of four married children – all serving the Lord; grandfather of 10 children.
  • Entire family involved in homeschooling since 1983.
  • Founder and President of the Creation Resource Foundation.
  • Author of Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation seminar, book and video curriculum.
  • B.S., 1968, California State College (Sacramento) in Environmental Resources.
  • M.A., 1970, State University of New York (Oneonta/Cooperstown) in History Museum Admin.
  • Curator, 3 years, for San Jose (Calif.) Historical Museum.
  • Contract Exhibits Preparator for various California Museums including Sutter’s Fort, Sacramento and The Oakland Museum
  • Completion of 3 years Bible College Ministry course in Eston, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • Instructor of Apologetics and Old Testament, and Bible and Science (Eston, Sk.) for 4 years.
  • Author of Bible College course on the Bible and Science in 1976.
  • Pastor of a small town evangelical church (Leader, Sk., Canada) for 3 years.
  • Associate Pastor/C.E. Director of a growing mid-size church (Placerville, CA) for 2 years.
  • Seminar leader to churches and schools in Canada and USA since 1976.
  • Ordained minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ since 1979.
  • Past Board Member and guest lecturer of Bible Science Association (Minneapolis, MN).
  • Guest lecturer for ACSI, CHEA, HSLDA and numerous home school conventions.
  • Host, leader and organizer for Creation Family Adventure field trips in Canada and USA.
  • Guest Lecturer for Christian Equippers Int’l in USA and Philippines.
  • Co-Founder of Foundation Advancing Creation Truth for coordinating scientific field research.
  • Board member for the Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum in Glendive, Montana.
  • Host of the Radio Show, Reclaiming Your Legacy, on Sacramento’s KFIA am710