Evidence 4 Faith is an apologetics ministry founded in 2021 to point people to God through the study of History, Science and The Bible.
Michael Lane | Founder & Executive Director
Michael hails from the Southside of Chicago and graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 1979. He moved to the Bahamas where he met Denise, another teacher at the private Christian school he was employed at. They have three children and six grandchildren. Michael did his graduate work at Northern Illinois University in biology and Southern Illinois University in molecular biology, where he also worked in fisheries genetics as a research assistant. He has taught both in public and private schools for 25 yrs and has received numerous prestigious state and national teaching awards. Michael has also worked at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago as an instructor of marine biology and as a curriculum writer. In 1999 Michael joined Fort Wilderness Ministries to develop the Nature Center program and serve as the Director of Education and as a Bible and Apologetics Teacher. There he developed many popular programs and lessons that he is known for today such as the Marine Biology Adventure and the Israel Trip which combine science, history and Biblical evidence in hands-on experiences easy for anyone to learn and understand. In 2021 Michael founded the apologetics focused ministry Evidence 4 Faith to continue equipping Christians across the country with the knowledge and tools to grow and defend the Faith. Michael has published two books on Biblical Archeology and is working on a third Archeology book as well as a Marine Biology book.
Denise Lane | Executive Assistant
Denise was born and raised in Menomonee Falls, WI. She graduated from Taylor University in 1979 with a degree in elementary education, specializing in early childhood education. Denise met Michael while teaching at the same private Christian school in the Bahamas. She taught full time for 4 years before having children, then cut back to part time and eventually became a stay-at-home mom. Michael and Denise have 3 daughters, all married, and 6 grandchildren with the 7th due in May 2021. Denise also joined the missionary staff at Fort Wilderness in 1999 and served as the Canteen manager and the Children’s Ministry director, making use of her elementary education degree. Denise loves to bake and has been crowned the Queen of Treats by many ministry interns and staff from Fort Wilderness and beyond. As executive assistant for Evidence 4 Faith and Michael’s better half, she is the administrative backbone of the ministry.
Charlotte Fohner | Creative & Technical Director
Charlotte grew up as a Missionary kid in Normandy, France, among a family of artists, musicians and technology enthusiasts. She came to the United States in 2010 where she spent her first year immersed in Biblical Studies at Word of Life Bible Institute in the Adirondack Mountains of New York state. She joined Fort Wilderness Ministries in 2011 as a part-time Photographer and moved her way up to oversee the Marketing Department while studying for her Associate’s in Graphic Design. She developed the videography toolkit and expanded the branding of the ministry. In 2018 Charlotte decided to pursue her bachelor’s in Business Administration and moved further south to attend school at UW Steven’s Point. In 2020 Michael and Charlotte reconnected to publish Michael’s work online and instead co-founded the apologetics ministry Evidence 4 Faith the next year.