There’s no doubt Dr. David Menton was one of those giants of our day in the biblical creation ministry. He worked with AiG for 20 years and moved to his eternal home December 2021. He was well known by biblical creationists around the world. I first met Dr. Menton in the early ’80s when I spoke in the St. Louis area. But what do I remember most about Dr. Menton?
I certainly remember his knowledge of anatomy. I’ve never met anyone who had such detailed knowledge about this subject. No wonder he was honored for his teaching when he lectured at Washington University School of Medicine, training medical students.
I remember his ability to communicate. He could take complex information and communicate it to the average person in an enjoyable way.
I remember his ability to communicate. He could take complex information and communicate it to the average person in an enjoyable way. There’s no doubt God gifted him with phenomenal communication skills.
I’ll never forget his sense of humor. He had such unique ways of saying things. In the middle of discussing intricate details about skin, feathers, scales, ear wax, and so on, he would suddenly say something that was incredibly funny yet helped him communicate a very important point. I’ll never forget him saying things like “and look at what dumb luck did” as he discussed a very complicated structure in living things.
We will always remember his love and deep understanding of the topic of being knit together in our mothers’ wombs. The “Fearfully & Wonderfully Made” exhibit at the Creation Museum is his legacy. And this legacy will be expanded in 2022 when we open the new “Fearfully & Wonderfully Made” exhibit with a massive display on the workings of the placenta. He said this was his favorite organ because of all he could say about God’s miraculous design.
He loved to study illusions and could do all sorts of fun tricks to entertain and communicate. And he loved to play the drums. He was a lover of music, especially Handel’s Messiah. Each year he would play excerpts to the staff and comment on them.
But you know what I will remember most about my friend Dave Menton? His love for God’s Word and the saving gospel. That’s why he loved coming to work for Answers in Genesis. He saw our unwavering stand on the authority of God’s Word. He knew we would never knowingly compromise the Word of God. And he saw our heart for the gospel. I’ve always positioned AiG as a biblical authority ministry with an emphasis on apologetics so we could effectively proclaim the message of salvation as widely as possible in today’s world.
That’s the most important thing for anyone to be remembered by—that they had a bold, uncompromising stand on God’s Word and a heart for seeing people saved for eternity.
And you know what? That’s the most important thing for anyone to be remembered by—that they had a bold, uncompromising stand on God’s Word and a heart for seeing people saved for eternity. Yes, that’s what I’ll always remember most about our beloved Dr. Menton.
Thank you, Dave, for all you taught me. At AiG, we will do our best to ensure your legacy is passed on to others.
And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. (2 Timothy 2:2)