“For since the creation of the world, God’s invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they (mankind) are without excuse”. ~ Romans 1:20


You can reach the Waldens

E-mail at:

Snail mail: P. O. BOX 123, Abilene, TX 79604

Phone: 325-673-5050

Mission Statement:
The Discovery Center
is a creation museum/emporium that exists primarily to provide scientific and historic evidence for the truthfulness of God’s word, especially as it relates to the creation/evolution issue. . Our secondary mission is to expose the myth of evolution as anti-science and atheistic in nature. We accomplish our mission by conducting tours, providing resources, teaching seminars and classes and by sponsoring special events as well as producing a daily radio program, A Discovery Minute.

Located in Abilene, TX, The Discovery Center is the physical headquarters of Overflow Ministries, established in 1980 by Tommy and Carolyn Walden for the purpose of teaching the Gospel of The Lord Jesus Christ.

Tommy Walden received a BA degree in religious education at Trinity College of Florida and a BRE degree from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX. He was ordained to the Gospel ministry in 1963 at the First Baptist Church of Dallas, TX by Dr. W. A. Criswell. In 1964 he received an MRE degree from Trinity College of Florida.

The Waldens were married in 1964 and have been serving the Lord together in churches, camps, schools and conference centers and on radio for over four decades.They have two grown sons and three grandchildren and a menagerie of animals at The Discovery Center.

About Our Executive Director

As Director for Days of Noah Ministries, Paul Cornelius has been in creation and prophecy ministry for over a decade. Before that period in his life, he served in church positions of music, youth and pastoral leadership. Paul received his Bachelor of Science from Cumberland College (University of the Cumberlands) and has done Masters work with Andersonville Seminary. Paul has worked for the State of Texas as a Certified Drug Prevention Specialist and served eight years in the United States Air Force. As a veteran of the Gulf War, Paul spent time in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Paul has been married to Dana Jean (Thornton) Cornelius for over 25 years and they have seven children of which one is married and three others grown. The Cornelius family are excited to be a part of such a wonderful ministry as The Discovery Center.

How You Can Help

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If you are interested in helping us fulfill our mission you may help in several ways:

Pray for us
Prayer partners are out most treasured asset and greatest need. For information about our events, opportunities, and prayer needs read our monthly prayer letter. Contact us by email or phone for particular needs or questions.

You can volunteer time and talents. We can house and feed a limited about of helpers. Call or email for information about our specific needs and available times. Local volunteers can help in a variety of ways. Out of town helpers can plan a special trip to help.

Invest with us
We have many exciting challenges and plans ahead. Your financial gifts would be a great encouragement and carefully used. In regards to financial accountability, you can invest with confidence. Overflow Ministries, the parent organization of the The Discovery Center is a small faith based Christian organization regulated by Board of Directors and listed with the IRS as a 501 © 3 non-profit charitable ministry. All financial reports and matters are available by contacting Lacy and Shelton CPA Firm in Abilene, TX. All gifts are tax deductible. Thank you for prayfully considering becoming a financial team member either on a regular basis or otherwise.

Automatic Withdrawal makes giving easier.
For information about how you may give by automatic withdrawal from your bank please write to us at: abilenediscoverycenter@gmail.com or to out post office address: P.O. BOX 123, Abilene, TX 79604

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discovery center

Corner of S. 8th & Butternut
Abilene, TX