Hugh Ross is the President and overall leader of Reasons to Believe, Inc. He has been a long time resident of Pasadena in California, and has established a name in this part of the country as a Christian author and motivational speaker. One of his greatest accomplishments in the educational field is his being able to earn a doctorate degree in the science of Astronomy at the prestigious University of Toronto. Dr. Hugh Ross was an ex-minister of the Evangelism, under the wings of Sierra Madre Congregational Church, one of the popular ministries in Sierra Madre, also in California. Hugh Ross is very successful doing his vocation as a full-time Christian speaker. His ability to deliver the Christian and Biblical messages are so impeccable that has become extremely popular among a number of charismatic and evangelical ministries and churches, and even colleges and universities.
Apart from his speaking engagements, Ross likewise maintains a television program at the prestigious Trinity Broadcasting Network, which is shown on a regular weekly basis. Currently, the doctor is head to a non-denominational ministry that works all over the world. It deals basically with apologetics topic, particularly about Bible-science issues.
Hugh Ross has been a long time oppositionist to atheistic evolutionism. Instead he preaches what is called Progressive Creationism. There are actually 3 forms of beliefs that are fundamental to all his Christian teachings. Dr. Hugh Ross discusses all issues at hand with such beliefs in all his lectures, seminars, and writings. In many cases, he did not offer any reason as to why he gives his full support to such belief. Nor are there other people from his group or from other denomination who have had offered sufficient refutation. One of the basic and most popular assumptions of Hugh Ross pertains to the billion-year old Universe. This assumption is actually the focal point of his belief that serves as a guide to his teachings.
Basically, Hugh Ross strongly states the fact that the whole Universe’s ages is many billion years. This has been a fact that Ross, together with many other similar Progressive Creationists, fervently believe. They are convinced that this fact is supported by a great number of astronomical discoveries, proving its truth beyond unreasonable doubt. Dr. Hugh Ross categorically rejects all suggestions and hypothesis from astronomical science that the universe, earth, and the solar system could be young as totally false. The fact is that Hugh Ross is adamant in his belief and works hard to convince other members of his ministry to believe the same. He does not contradict other’s beliefs, but simply focuses on providing solid explanations that will justify his. Just the same, the scientific and biblical reasoning behind Dr. Hugh Ross and his positions on various Christian issues are to be found in various audio CDs and tapes, pamphlets, videos, books, and newsletters.