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  • John Mays

    Hello! My name is John Mays and I am from a small town in southern West Virginia. I'm the Regional Director for the states of West Virginia & Pennsylvania, and the Chapter Director and Community Apologist for Ratio Christi at Marshall University and throughout southern WV Kentucky and Ohio!! Welcome to my little part of the world!

    I am an only child that ended up with two step sisters and three step brothers. I have been married for seven years to my beautiful wife Sherri. And we have four children between us. Three girls and baby boy Zander. They range in age from 28 to 5! I am older than my mother n law and Z is an uncle...just something for you to ponder!

    After high school I joined the greatest Air Force in the world, the United States Air Force. I was an air traffic controller for six years and volunteered to be a recruiter for the next six. Since then I have covered a lot of ground. I have been a financial advisor, school teacher, a car salesman and now I work for God as a full time missionary. I spend my days writing, reading, talking to people, raising support, and defending the Truth of Christianity. I possibly have the best "job" in the world! I had no intention of ever being where I am today, but as you can read in my testimony, it is here that I am supposed to be!

    I hope you enjoy our website, RatioChristi.org/Marshall. Here, I write three days a week about the church, apologetics, and Christianity.

  • Mark Phillips

    Mark is an educator and designer. He teaches ethics and graphic design at a local technical college, and currently has an international client base for his graphic
    design work for publishers.

    The parent of two teenagers, Mark resides in Proctorville, Ohio, where he leads an apologetics group for high school students at his church, teaches adult Sunday school, and leads regular Bible studies on matters such as apologetics, church history, and hermeneutics.

  • Tobin Little

    Hiya! My name is Tobin Little, and I am the president of our small but friendly RC chapter at Marshall University.  I am originally from Winfield, WV, and still like to go back on the weekends as often as I can to be with my family and my church.

    I am currently a junior, majoring in psychology.  After I graduate, I intend on going to seminary and becoming as aquainted with the word of God as possible.  My desire is that the major I am currently taking will one day benefit me as I take on some full time ministerial position in a local church.

    I am a self learned theology nerd, taking much pleasure in reading whatever book I can get my hands on.  I love being able to learn about the one true faith and consider it a joy to be privileged to do my best to love God with all my mind.  I am also in love with Church history, especially early Church history and the Reformation.

    I love to sing and play the trombone as well.  I find that music is one of the most beautiful provisions God gave for the soothing of the soul, and love making it as well as listening to all kinds of different genres, be it gospel, quartet music, jazz, classic rock, country, bluegrass, classical, Motown, and whatever else you can show me!

    Lastly, I am an Eagle Scout, and my experience in the Scouts has done much to shape the way I am as a person.  I love being able to spend time in the beautiful world which God has crafted for the sake of our enjoyment.  I feel myself at home in the outdoors, and take every opportunity a busy college student such as myself can to go on hikes, camping trips, and basically anything that doesn't take place in a cramped room.

    I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you!