John Mackay is the International Director of Creation Research, who was for many years a science teacher in state and private systems in Queensland, Australia. He also lectured in Geology at Tertiary level for Technical Education.
He was one of the founders of Creation Science Foundation in Brisbane, Australia, which later became known as Answers in Genesis and is now Creation Ministries International. Mackay was a director of CSF until 1987 when he resigned and established the organization named Creation Research also based in Brisbane.
He has done research in USA, UK, Europe, the Caribbean, New Zealand, Australia, Pacific Islands and Asia on the evidence for creation, Noah's Flood and Babel. In December 1995 he addressed the Tennessee Division of Geology (Government) on "Catastrophic Evidence and Noah's Flood" at Falls Creek Tennessee (USA).
In 1999 he presented a lecture at Cambridge University (UK) titled "A History of Brief Time - The evidence for rapid creation". John has also presented science papers on evidence for rapid coal formation to the Sydney Basin Coal conferences, the International Coal Conference, and addressed the Association of Geological and Earth Sciences at Oxford (UK) on the topic "The Evidence for Noah's Flood". He obtained his geology degree from the University of Queensland.
- Snelling, A.A., and J.B. Mackay, Evidence of catastrophic deposition of coals and sediments of the Newcastle coal measures, Proceedings of the 19th Symposium on Advances in the Study of the Sydney Basin, Department of Geology, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, pp. 110-113, 1985.
- Snelling, A.A., and J.B. Mackay, The role of volcanism in the rapid formation of coal seams: The Walloon Coal Measures of Queensland and New South Wales - A case study, Proceedings of the 1985 International Conference on Coal Science, Pergamon Press, Sydney, p. 641, 1985.
- Mackay, J.B., and A.A. Snelling, The 1980 Mount St Helens eruption: The role of volcanism in the formation of coal beds ( A modern analogue of ancient coal measure formation), Proceedings of the 18th Symposium on Advances in the Study of the Sydney Basin, Department of Geology, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, pp. 95-97, 1984.