2017 CSI's Annual Fundraiser

CSI's Annual Banquet: Empowering the Next Generation for Christ


November 17, 2017 | REGISTER HERE

Join Tom DeRosa, Executive Director of Creation Studies Institute and Pastor Rob Pacienza for a remarkable evening of ministry celebration. Listen to the powerful testimony of Pastor Steve Rowitt and enjoy a delicious dinner as we discuss the wonderful things God has done through the ministry and how your participation can impact the next generation.

You are vital to this ministry!

•    You can empower Christians to boldly proclaim the truth of creation.
•    You can reach young and old with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Let's together “..equip the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.” (Eph. 4:12)

November 17, 2017
Friday Evening 6:30pm - 9:00pm


Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church 
DeVous Chapel
5555 N. Federal Hwy, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308

$65 per person
$500 table of 8

**Dinner is included and it will be served at 7pm.
Please make your selection of Chicken or Fish at check out




Pastor Rob PacienzaPastor Rob Pacienza

Pastor Pacienza attended Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated with a BA in Religion. In his freshman year, he was hired by the Campus Pastor to oversee Samford Sunday, a campus ministry that commissioned students to preach in local churches across the state of Alabama. His summers were spent interning with the Student Ministry at Coral Ridge.

After graduation, Pastor Pacienza and his wife were married and called back to South Florida to lead the Student Ministry at Rio Vista Community Church. Rob served the students there until he became their Executive Pastor in 2007.

In 2009, Pastor Pacienza and his wife answered the call to “come home” to Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, first serving as the Inreach Pastor and eventually as the Executive Pastor. It was their desire to return to the place that was so influential on their calling to ministry.


Tom DeRosa

Our Executive Director and Founder, Tom DeRosa left the seminary and the church thinking he was throwing away his faith, but in reality, he had only found a new religion: evolution. However, in 1978, he accepted Jesus Christ as Lord of his life. Soon after, he studied the area of Creation at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and has come to the conclusion that a lack of knowledge of the biblical account of creation is greatly responsible for many barriers that keep people from Christ.



Pastor Steve Rowitt

Pastor Steve has been an Ordained Minister of the Gospel since 1982. He has worked for 20 years in the medical laboratory as a Certified Medical Technologist (Licensed Clinical Laboratory Supervisor, Retired).  He has a B.S. degree in Health Sciences, a Th.M. (Theology) and a Ph.D. in Health Sciences. He has served the Lord as the Senior Pastor of Biblical Alternatives Fellowship as well as the Chief Technical Advisor for the Creation Studies Institute. All that he is, and all that he has achieved, is due solely to the grace of God found in the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth.




Homeschool Outreach



Perfect for Classical Conversations Challenge Directors or any middle or high school group:

Choose Biology, Physical Science, General Science, Chemistry, Marine Biology, or Physics.

Instructor Johnny Maury, M.Sc will have students conduct experiments each month on your topic of choice. Working at 4 stations in groups of 1-4, depending on class size, students who attend all sessions will end the year with labwork which includes 1 experiment for each chapter in their Apologia textbooks.  You may choose a different textbook if you wish.

Cost: $100 per class (up to 16 students max) for each monthly hour-long visit for a total cost of $800 for 8 monthly visits from September through April. All money is due 2 weeks before labs begin.



A Perfect hands-on STEM course for homeschool coops anytime of day and for Classical Conversations Foundations students from 1:00 to 3:00pm.

Mrs. Joanne Rabolli will bring weekly 2-hour sessions of hands-on science fun to students in grades 1-8, based on the Investigative Science Curriculum written by CSI founder Tom DeRosa. This 12 week course may be taken in the Fall or Spring. Lessons will be tailored to your age group.

The Universe: From Comets to Constellations
Water & Weather: From the Flood to Forecasts
Matter: Its Properties and Its Changes
Energy: Its Forms, Changes and Functions
Forces and Motion: From High-speed Jets to Wind-up Toys
The Earth: Its Structure & Its Changes

Cost: $15 per student per 2 hour session, for a total cost of $180 per student per 12 week course. Curriculum is included free of charge, and all money is due 2 weeks before the start of the 12 week session.


Perfect for Elementary students. We provide a 4-hour session of fun science experiments on the topic of your choice.

Choose a day of fun to go with your studies in one of Apologia's Elementary Textbooks. Topics may include: Botany, Astronomy, Human Anatomy, Zoology-Land Animals, Zoology-Flying Creatures, Insects, Meteorology, Earth Science or Ecology.

Cost: $200 per visit (up to 14 students and $15 for each additional student)


Schedule Your Program Today!
Call 954-771-1652

To schedule a program for your homeschool group, contact Mary Kinney at kinneym61@juno.com
We serve Broward County area. An additional fee may apply for Palm Beach and Miami Dade.



Genesis Connection: Life Science





CSI's 4-minute radio spots are powerful, exciting and informational. Tom DeRosa will answer questions with strength and excitement, giving out golden nuggets of creation evidences that the listening audience can use to come closer to their Creator.

900 Pound Tomatoes

A Fox that Lays Eggs

A Whale's Tail


Aquired Characteristics

Ask the Creation 

Amazing Walking Whales 

Beneficial Mutations

Biggest Land Creature 

Bird Evolution

Birds with Teeth and Tails

Born to Fly


Calculating the Truth

Claws on Wings

Complexity of Life


 Creatures that Glow

Crocodiles Rock

 Deep Sea I

Deep Sea II

Designed for Flight I

Designed for Flight II



DNA in the Psalms

DNA's Shape Problem

DNA's Amazing Properties

The Dragonfly

Dragonfly Eyes

Electric DNA

Evidence from Life

Evolution Defying Insects

Evolution Fairytales

Evolution is Impossible

Evolution's Bait and Switch

 Evolution's Ingredients

 Evolutionary Trees

 Fantastic Voyage

Feet or Flippers

Fish girl of Australia

First Land Mammal

Flying Reptiles

Frozen Microbes

Genetic Puppeteer

Gods Info System

Hooray for Eugenics



Genesis Connection: Astronomy





CSI's 4-minute radio spots are powerful, exciting and informational. Tom DeRosa will answer questions with strength and excitement, giving out golden nuggets of creation evidences that the listening audience can use to come closer to their Creator. 

The Big Bang

Evidence from the Heavens

Life on other Planets

Lunar Loonies

Gap Theory

Gap Theory II

Gap Theory III

Gap Theory IV

Gap Theory V

 Jupiter King of Planets  

Jupiter Should Not Exist

Laws of Planetary Motion

Looks Can Kill

Natural Law

Old and Young Galaxies

Paley's Watchmaker Wrong

Psalm 19

Spiral Galaxies Should Not Exist

The Anthropic Principle

The Magnetic Field

UFO's and Christianity

Universal Constants I

Universal Constants II

Universe in Motion

What are Planets Made of?

Who Lit the Match for the Big Bang?

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