PARKER ENG – Director of Astronomy & Technologies
Parker obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in both Real Estate and Marketing from Baylor University in 1993. He has been a real estate asset manager for over 30 years and is currently owner of Jill Parker Real Estate (residential brokerage) and Reallegiance Real Estate (commercial development). A Christian since elementary school, Parker has always had a passion for encouraging Christians to build their faith and sharing the love of Christ and Gospel with others. Parker currently sits on the board of several Christian ministries including Probe Ministries, Ask Nova, and now Worship In Motion & Day 4 Astronomy. He is a former member of the Texas Astronomical Society and has been an amateur astronomer for over 20 years. Parker and Jill, his wife of over 18 years, are decades long members of Prestonwood Baptist Church where Parker is a deacon and also director for Kerby Anderson’s Examine Sunday School Class for over 14 years. Parker’s other interests include astronomy & telescopes, audio/video production, photography & astrophotography, drones, computers, gardening, event planning, and organizational leadership.
JAMES WORRELL – Director of Astronomy & Education
James received his bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Texas in Arlington. He is passionate about revealing God’s power and majesty through the tools of astronomy. James uses telescopes and the night sky to help build up the faith of the Church. Originally a theistic evolutionist, he discovered his faith in secular opinion and old ages was inconsistent with a biblical worldview. He has since become a biblical creationist and believes there is a great falling away within the church due to professing Christians supporting atheistic evolutionary ideas. James’s hobbies include, hiking, backpacking, and studying ancient civilizations and their historical context to the Bible. James has been married to his wife Rebekah for over 30 years and has three children.
PERRY HOLIFIELD – Director of Biblical Sciences
Perry studied Marketing and Management at Abilene Christian University. He was marketing and sales manager for multiple advertising companies which took him to New Mexico, Nevada, and Hawaii. Believe it or not, he doesn’t consider Hawaii a prize location, longterm. He has been a Private Investigator since 1995 (it’s nothing like Magnum PI). Bible studies with students from Taiwan, turned the focus of his investigative expertise to apologetics. He joined Day 4 Astronomy in March 2021. Perry has been married to his wife Teresa for 20 years and has two daughters.
B.S., Oregon State University (Zoology)
M.F.S., Yale University (Science)
M.A., Georgetown University (Government)
Kennedy Institute of Bioethics (Washington, D.C)
Married to Susanne Pardey since 1974, three children.
• Fossils in Focus (1977)
• Life, Death and Beyond (1980)
• Genetic Engineering (1982)
• Origin Science (1987)
• Living Ethically In the 90s (1990)
• Signs of Warning, Signs of Hope (1994)
• Moral Dilemmas (1998)
• Christian Ethics in Plain Language (2005)
• A Biblical Point of View on Islam (2007)
• A Biblical Point of View on Homosexuality (2008)
• A Biblical Point of View on Intelligent Design (2008)
• A Biblical Point of View on Spiritual Warfare (2009)
• Making the Most of Your Money in Tough Times (2009)
Contributor to the Encyclopedia of Biblical and Christian Ethics (1987, updated 1992), Integrity of Heart, Skillfulness of Hands (1994), Vital Contemporary Issues (1994), Vanity and Meaning (1995), and Christian Educator’s Handbook on Family Life Education (1996). His articles have appeared in Moody Monthly, Eternity, Kindred Spirit, and Bibliotheca Sacra.
General editor and contributor to the Kregel Publications books Marriage, Family and Sexuality (2000) and Technology, Spirituality, & Social Trends (2002).
Lecturer on university campuses around the country, including University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, Princeton University, San Jose State University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Colorado, and University of Texas. He has addressed the International Congress on the Bible, the Ligonier Conference, and the American Scientific Affiliation.
Visiting professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, Philadelphia Biblical University, and Temple Baptist Seminary.
Serves as host of “Point of View” (USA Radio Network) heard on 290 radio outlets nationwide as well as on the Internet (www.pointofview.net) and shortwave.
Regular contributor to the “Probe” radio program heard on over 600 radio outlets (including the USA Radio Network, Moody Broadcasting Network, Bott Radio Network, and American Family Network).
Daily radio commentaries carried on various broadcast networks (Moody Broadcasting, American family radio, USA Radio Network).
Weekly guest on “Prime Time America” (Moody Broadcasting Network) and monthly guest on “Fire Away” (American Family Radio).
His editorials have appeared in the Dallas Morning News, the Miami Herald, the San Jose Mercury, and the Houston Post.
His radio commentaries have been syndicated by International Media Services, United Press International, and the USA Radio Network.
Has appeared on programs such as the The 700 Club, the MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour, Focus on the Family, Beverly LaHaye Live, and Bible Answer Man.
Blue Key National Honorary Society (1974), Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Religion, Who’s Who in the South & Southwest, and Who’s Who in Writers, Editors, and Poets. He has served on the boards of Pine Cove Conference Center, Aim for Success, Just Say Yes, and Probe Ministries.