AFSC Board

AFSC was founded to provide a local forum to help equip believers in the Defense of The Faith. It held its first meeting in September 2013.

The AFSC Board of Directors consists of:

  1. Dr. Heinz Lycklama, 425-501-5075,
  2. Pastor Rick Long, 360-435-9191,
  3. Warren Holmen, 360-403-3055,
  4. Barry Bogue, 425-870-8682,

Dr. Heinz Lycklama, President, has a PhD in Nuclear Physics and is now retired after more than 40 years in the high tech industry. He has been involved in the Creation vs. Evolution controversy for more than 25 years. Heinz is an active member of Creation Association of Puget Sound (CAPS) and is involved with various international Creation ministries. He has given lectures, courses, and sermons on topics in all three areas of interest to AFSC in different venues locally as well as overseas. Details at

Pastor Rick Long, Secretary, is the senior pastor of Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington. As a Christian pastor, he has a passion for seeing the authority and accuracy of the Bible being upheld from its very first verse as well as seeing Christians equipped to defend their faith in the face of the many assaults on Christianity in our culture.  Rick’s role on the board is to assist in the evaluation of speaker selection and board policies while also helping to facilitate some of the mechanics of our Apologetics Forum meetings themselves.

Warren Holmen, Treasurer, is Chairman of the Elder Board at Atonement Free Lutheran Church. …

Barry Bogue, Director at large, is retired after 35 years in the steel fabrication/manufacturing industry as a designer, project engineer and manager for the construction of offshore drilling rigs. In addition he was the President and General Manager of a specialty manufacturing company with products including tourist submarines and nuclear waste canisters.  He is passionate about the advancement of Apologetics and enthusiastically supports and promotes the AFSC mission, primarily it’s efforts in teaching the Biblical Worldview of Creation while debunking Evolutionism.

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