Atheism is on the rise - and what we can do about it

The number of atheists and agnostics in America has gone from 8.1%1 in 1990 to 15.0%2 in 2001 to 23.0%3 in 2006. That’s triple the number in 16 years!

Also, 48% of Europeans4  were polled as atheists or agnostics in 2005, and 93% of scientists5 (who were members of the National Academy of Sciences) were atheists or agnostics in 1998.
What can we do about the increasing tide of atheism? Be equipped with proofs and convincing arguments that show that science and logic not only prove that God exists, but also that the Bible is true.
To do that equipping, Dennis Marcellino has developed a PowerPoint presentation, book and workbook titled: 10 Conclusive Proofs That God Exists And The Bible Is True. And the word “conclusive” in the title is key because it means: there are no valid arguments or proofs against these proofs.
But the mainstream institutions say that religion is a matter of belief and not science. They are wrong! It is as one of the founding fathers of science Louis Pasteur said: “A little bit of science averts us from God, a lot of it brings us back to Him.” And in regards to politics, society and culture, it is as Benjamin Franklin said: “The moral and religious system which Jesus Christ transmitted to us is the best the world has ever seen, or can see.”

For information and/or to schedule Dennis to come to your church, organization or group and present these proofs call 503-650-8840 or

See speech proposal and more information below.
Here’s what others who have scheduled Dennis have said:

“Dennis Marcellino is a superb presenter! He articulated his arguments skillfully and convincingly, coupled with illustrations from his personal life's journey. His PowerPoint graphics were well crafted. I would highly recommend Dennis to those desiring a stimulating and entertaining program.” Dr. Keith H. Swenson, President, Design Science Association, Professor of Biology, Multnomah University, Portland, OR
“Dennis Marcellino bowled his audience over with his grasp of the unseen hand of God moving through scientific discoveries.” Terry Hughes, Church Event Coordinator, Norfolk, VA
“Dennis Marcellino is uniquely gifted and extremely creative in communicating the principles of the Kingdom of God. Dennis is extremely talented. I highly recommend Dennis Marcellino.” Dale Ebel, Senior Pastor, Rolling Hills Community Church, Tualatin, Oregon
“I found your presentation exactly what I had hoped for.” Rev. Ed Windhaus, Swarthmore College, PA

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4Eurobarometer poll 2005 “Eurostat poll on the social and religious beliefs of Europeans”
5Larson, Edward J.; Larry Witham (1998). "Leading scientists still reject God". Nature p. 394

Speech Proposal to Counter Atheism:
10 Conclusive Proofs God Exists
and the Bible is True
by Dennis Marcellino, author of The Proof that God Exists and the Bible is True and Why Are We Here?

Would your group like to have solid, irrefutable, simple-to-communicate tools for being able to present and defend God and the Bible?

Based on his uniquely broad education, training and experience that includes science, psychology, music and theology, Dennis Marcellino molds those backgrounds together to form new perspectives that help a person to an objective understanding of life and to see very clearly that there is every logical and scientific reason to believe that a good God exists... and no good reason not to... as well as every reason to believe that the Bible is ALL true and even beautiful and the ultimate resource for having a good life. In this speech Dennis gives the (... borrowing on his background in music ...) "Greatest Hits" of proofs that God exists and the Bible is true. These also include new proofs that either he has come up with or that are rarely heard.

Here is how the Design Science Association near Portland, Oregon
advertised Dennis' speech:

Here is the response from the president and videographer for the speech above for the Portland Design Science Association:

"Dennis Marcellino is a superb presenter! He articulated his arguments skillfully and convincingly, coupled with illustrations from his personal life's journey. His powerpoint graphics were well crafted and at a subsequent gathering he demonstrated his enormous musical talent on the saxophone. I would highly recommend Dennis to those desiring a stimulating and entertaining program."
Dr. Keith Swenson, Professor of Biology, President, Design Science Association

"Dennis Marcellino's engaging subject is delivered with a disarming, "everyman" feeling. Sometimes drawing from his extensive background in the performance music business, he has volumes to share. Also, his sax performance is simply excellent--upon hearing, one can understand why Dennis has had so much professional work in this field!"
Kevin Hogan, Videographer for the Design Science Association

There was also a great response from the audience evidenced by a lot of sales of Dennis' books, CDs and videos at the back table.

To see a 5 minute movie opening for Dennis' 10 Proofs speech click here

To see a 13 minute video clip of Dennis' 10 Proofs speech with PowerPoint click here

To see a 6 minute video clip of Dennis' 10 Proofs speech without PowerPoint click here

What makes Dennis' presentation outstanding and unique?

Dennis speech includes:

• Some of the best proofs that God exists and the Bible is true from many fields including physics, logic, psychology, sociology, astronomy, chemistry, biology, geology, mathematics, archeology, anthropology, history, microbiology and more

• New insights and proofs that are not presented anywhere else (e.g. how and why investigations of the supernatural, invisible and internal human workings are just as scientifically legitimate as investigations of the natural world [which is the limit imposed by many modern secular scientists])

• How to have a strong confidence that God exists and the Bible is all true...based on conclusive evidence, beyond which there are no valid counterpoints

• Proofs and convincing arguments to present to family, friends, teens, co-workers and society in general to help them come to know that God exists and the Bible is true, with tips on how to present and defend Christianity with confidence

• An explanation why atheism is logically impossible

How to be in harmony and union with a person's continuous relationship with God within

• Concepts and proofs that are easy to understand and communicate to others

• Help to see the ultimate perspective of reality

• Findings from 40 years of personal research and experience in 21 areas of personal growth and lifestyle

• Can include video, powerpoint and music

About the speaker: Dennis Marcellino is the author of 7 books, including The Proof that God Exists and the Bible is True, Why Are We Here? (The scientific answer to this age-old question that you don't need to be a scientist to understand), which have received great reviews. A popular speaker for events and conferences, he has also been on over 100 media interviews. Dennis is also a former member of some very famous bands including The Tokens, famous for the multi-generational hit "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", Sly and the Family Stone (recently named by MSNBC as one of the top 10 bands of all time), The Elvin Bishop Group and Rubicon (who closed the largest paid-ticket event in history).

For more information on booking Dennis to give this speech to your group, please e-mail, call or the fill in the online form at the bottom of this page:

Reviews & Quotes

"Dennis Marcellino's performance was fantastic! I am exceedingly happy with his presentation, and will recommend him to others."
Wendi Watson, Event Coordinator, Restore America

Dennis Marcellino wowed his audience with some wonderful music, but even more importantly bowled them over with his scientific discoveries.
Terry Hughes, Church Event Coordinator

I found your presentation exactly what I had hoped for.
Rev. Ed Windhaus, Event Coordinator, Swarthmore College

Dennis’ “life story would make a good movie.”
Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges Bi-Co News (Re: Dennis’ speech at Haverford)

Dennis Marcellino is a superb presenter! I would highly recommend Dennis to those desiring a stimulating and entertaining program.
- Dr. Keith Swenson, President, Design Science Association, Professor of Biology, Multnomah Bible College

"You speak in a way that people can understand... bridging the gap between religion and everyday life." – Jeff Cavins, Relevant Radio

“Great Job!
Great Ministry!”
Peter Herrmann, Professional & Business Breakfast Club, Modesto, CA

"Of all the speeches, I liked Dennis's speech best. I was so touched... it brought me to tears."
Northern California Conference participant

"This is a very important book that is greatly needed at this time. I agree that the Bible should be the ultimate resource for life and living and that the world could greatly benefit from being logically and scientifically shown that this is true." Mark Victor Hansen, Co-author, New York Times #1 Best-Selling "Chicken Soup For The Soul" series

"Dennis Marcellino has the answer. Actually, with an education that ranges from science and engineering to theology and psychology, Marcellino has many answers. But in his new book, Why Are We Here?, he chooses to answer the one question that has puzzled intellectuals for centuries."
Laura Gunderson, Clackamas Review

"Dennis Marcellino is clearly an authority on the scientific evidence that proves that God exists... a prerequisite to knowing WHY WE ARE HERE! And unlike others who give proofs, which are often difficult-to-grasp, micro-science proofs, his are simple and easy to understand. (Not having this information is like) getting on a horse and riding in all directions. If you want to settle the questions that when answered will bring true peace of mind and abundance, then I highly recommend you tune out the rest of the world and tune into what this fascinating expert has to share. "
- Randy Gilbert, Bestselling author of "Success Bound"

"Why Are We Here? is the scientific answer to an age-old question and readers don't need to be a scientist or philosopher to understand. It was written with the intent of investigating what could be scientifically concluded about theology and its related fields. Why Are We Here? is engaging reading and a highly recommended addition to any philosophy and theological reading list surveying the general questions related to the meaning of life."
James A. Cox, Internet Bookwatch

"You get an awful lot of research, thought, work and wisdom condensed into this one book. It's not a sloppy nor sentimental work but a rigorous and joyous proof."
Dave Kirby, Book Bit, WTBF-FM, Troy, Alabama

"I highly recommend Why Are We Here? as a must book for anyone's library."
Tony Trupiano, Talk Show Host, Talk America Radio Network

"Why Are We Here? was a fun book and very easy to read.
It was very enjoyable and a great read for me."
Nancy London, host/producer,
WXCI-FM, Western Connecticut State University

"Dennis Marcellino is such a prolific writer and thinker."
Susan Filkins, Rose Sparrows Literary Agency, New York

"A wonderful book! The author marries his science/engineering background with his cultural/musician experiences. This book is an A to Z about life....a sequential journey starting with the origins issue, all the way through to the end of life and beyond. You should buy 10 copies and give them to your family, friends, people in your church and co-workers!"
Steve Carr, Talk Show Host for "Destiny", WYLL, Chicago

"Why are We Here?" is a book for everyone. Have you ever wondered what Christians actually believe? Now, you can find out without having to ask anyone. Dennis Marcellino has written a well organized account of why we are here. Marcellino, who has a wide range of education, has written an organized account with out being overly scientific or overly pushy with his personal beliefs. Interestingly enough, it is his musical abilities that you would most likely know him for, having belonged to the Tokens who had the hit, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." I highly recommend "WHY WE ARE HERE?" to Christians and "Non-Christians" alike will gain information here. Christians will have an organized account of what they believe and why. Others will have an account of what Christians believe and why."
Deven Vasko of Betsie's Literary Page

"In using science to explore what is usually an emotionally charged subject, Marcellino provides a strong fact-based philosophical approach which is compelling."
Diane Donovan, The Philosopher's Bookshelf, The Midwest Book Review

"Why Are We Here? answered all my questions, and is written in a very informative, "down to earth," manner. It is wonderful! It is one of the most helpful books I've ever read. I Love It!
Ann, Ohio

"The greatest book ever! If people would just read it and really look at what it's saying! He explains it scientifically, and there's no way that anybody can dispute it. He's a genius."
Jerry, Vancouver, WA

"Why Are We Here? should be rated one of the best in Apologetics.
I could hardly put it down."
Nate Camacho, seminarian at Calvary Chapel School of Ministry

"This book really does answer the question 'What is the meaning of life?' in a very logically satisfying and inspiring way. And it is also filled with fresh, insightful reflections on all aspects of life that uplift and enlighten the reader... Why Are We Here? gives an excellent overview of life while scientifically determining what is true and what isn't true among the doctrinal differences between the Christian denominations, world religions, psychology approaches, new age and secular philosophies. He has done a fantastic job in putting together this extremely valuable book. Obviously I highly, highly recommend it!"
Mark Stefani, Vision Reviews

Live Music with a Feeling of Reverence and Beauty can be included as part of Dennis's speech. To hear sample music
click here.

"When it comes to soul, Dennis Marcellino redefines the term. His remarkable tone and feel are full of passion and soulful expression... because he is a soul completely given to Jesus." – Bob Carlisle, Grammy & Dove Award, writer and singer of "Butterfly Kisses"

"The NEW BEGINNING CD puts me into ecstasy. Dennis has been given a beautiful gift from God in his music...
It is a beautiful ministry." – Lynn Hoffman, Tracy, CA

“Thank you, thank you, thank you, brother! You have such a love for the Lord and it really shows in your playing. Just to hear you play is such a huge blessing!” Mary Hansz, event music director, New Hope Community Church, Portland, OR

“Dennis' message comes from a unique perspective. He speaks from authority, in effect saying, ‘I've tried everything and nothing makes one happy with oneself but a reasoned, logical realization that the God of the Bible is who He says he is, his rules are for our benefit, and I will be happier when I observe his rules’. Thought provoking and well accepted” – Larry Everson, Program Coordinator Bonneville Power, a federal agency

Click here for General Speaking Video Demo
Click here to see a Video of Dennis' Music History

For booking information click here or for a speech packet including a video demo of Dennis Marcellino's speeches and/or music.

Letter of Recommendation from an Event Planner:

Feb. 24, 2004


I highly recommend Dennis Marcellino as an entertaining and informative speaker. We invited Dennis to share his conversion story and he did a wonderful job. He has a background of having reached high levels as a professional entertainer and performer and it certainly showed in his presentation as the audience of 1000 responded very well to his passion, humor and music. He also performed a couple of his songs, one before and one after the speech. Like I told Dennis in an e-mail after I listened to his CDs: The “New Beginning” CD put me into ecstasy. Dennis has been given a beautiful gift from God in his music. It is a beautiful ministry. His Christmas CD is the best Christmas CD I’ve ever heard.

As a speaker he was easy to work with and very cooperative. He stayed on schedule which is very important. He spent some time afterwards talking to conference participants, signing books and CDs and told me that he was being stopped in the halls with people coming up to him to congratulate him. For example, one woman came up and told him that of all the speakers, she enjoyed his presentation best and was moved to tears by his story.

Sincerely yours,

Lynn Hoffman
Conference Director

“Dennis Marcellino is a man of many talents and interests. His hour-long program was well-received by the audience. He deeply cares about the negative experiences people are going through in our world today, and his mission is to show that these sufferings are unnecessary and that a great solution exists.” – Bill Bennett, (review in) The Capitol Voice

8 Reasons Dennis can Draw People to Your Event and Make Them Happy They Came...

1. Former Member of some VERY Famous Bands: Dennis is a former member of some famous bands including The Tokens, famous for the multi-generational hit "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", Sly and the Family Stone (recently named by MSNBC as one of the top 10 bands of all time), The Elvin Bishop Group and Rubicon (who closed the largest paid-ticket event in history). (Click here to see Dennis's music history.)

2. Veteran Entertainer and Media Personality with years of experience entertaining crowds from music to speaking including being a past guest on many radio and TV shows and performing at concert venues of every size. He gets great reviews for his performances. (See Letter Of Recommendation below plus Click here for Performance Reviews.)

3. Inspiring Speech Topics and Delivery: Dennis has a speech tailored to suit a variety of Christian conferences and events that will interest and motivate an audience including his Conversion Story from an Ex-Rock Musician to Christian Evangelist, How to Effectively Present And Defend Your Faith, 10 Conclusive Proofs that God Exists and the Bible is True, How to Be Free of Addictions, and more. (Click here for Speech Topics.)

4. Extensive Spiritual and Personal Growth Background: Dennis has a very extensive history and broad education including deep involvement in 22 approaches to lifestyle and personal growth before coming back to Christianity 23 years ago. He has a very inspiring and entertaining "before and after" story. (Click here to see Dennis's Journey.)

5. Music Option: Dennis can add great music to his talks. (Click here to hear some samples of Dennis' Music.)

6. Author: Dennis has written 3 books including Why Are We Here?, Sweeping It Under the Drug and Addiction Free Forever. (Click here to see great book reviews.)

7. Recording Artist: Dennis has been on many secular and CCM albums but also has some of his own Christian CD's including "New Beginning" and "The Spirit of Christmas" and also family-values-friendly oldies on "Daddy's Home". (Click here for Music Reviews and Quotes.)

8. Important Speech Topics: Dennis's speechs are aimed to help improve the spiritual health and growth of the members of the Church, and to address current concerns of the listeners to want to influence the dysfunctions in the current mainstream culture. They help build up the body by helping people get excited about their faith. They help explain the truths of our religion based on solutions found in the Bible and give supporting logic and reasons for our faith, which leads to being more confident, both in a person's ability to deal with life and to present and defend their faith.

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10 Conclusive Proofs God Exists
and the Bible is True:
(based on Dennis's book Why Are We Here?)
Click here for more information on 10 Conclusive Proofs that God Exists and the Bible is True
Conversion Story Speech:
Dennis's story of his 14 years through 21 things to finding Christianity as the fulfillment of truth (with the option of Dennis performing music from his CDs)
Click here for more information on the Conversion Story Speech
How To Be Free From Addiction:
This speech is based on the Bible-based recovery method in Dennis' books Addiction Free Forever and Sweeping it Under the Drug
Click here for more information on How To Be Free From Addiction
How Liberalism is Hurting our Country ... and what we can do about it
(The insights and solutions of an EX-Liberal)
This speech draws from Dennis' book which can be seen at
Contemporary Christian Music Concert
Your choice of music suited for your group... ranging from inspiring music with a feeling of beauty, to praise and worship, to more lively, upbeat music all the way to Christian rock with a message. Dennis plays many original songs as well as some well-known favorites including his Christian version of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight". (He is a former member of the band who had that hit song.)
Click here for more on Inspirational Music for Concerts and Events
Christmas Concert
(from Dennis' CD, The Spirit of Christmas)
Click here for more on Inspirational Music for Concerts and Events
Inspirational Music for Concerts and Events (music for all occasions)
Click here for more on Inspirational Music for Concerts and Events
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Partial Client List

Speaking Client List
(Keynote speaker on all but two of the speeches below)

Restore America (Oregon)
Design Science Association (Oregon)
Christ the King Church (Virginia)
Swarthmore College (Pennsylvania)
Knights of Columbus (Illinois)
Haverford College (Pennsylvania)
"Be Not Afraid" Conference (Merced, CA)
Bonneville Power (Federal Agency, Portland, OR, Salt Lake City, UT)
Legatus Millionaire Businessmen's Group (Sacramento, CA)
Professional Businessmen's Breakfast Club (Modesto, CA)
Sweeping It Under The Drug rally (Milwaukie, OR)
"America's Christian Heritage" (Salem, OR)

Music Client List
(Thousands over the last 40 years ... including the following partial corporate list)

Fred Meyer Corporation (187 Grand openings and corporate events)
OfficeMax (Ohio and Chicago, IL)
Toyota Convention (Maui, Hawaii)
American Jukebox Convention (Las Vegas. Nevada)
American Jukebox Convention (Chicago, IL)

Concert Venues (partial)
The Greek Theatre (Los Angeles)
Cal Jam 2 (largest paid ticket event in history)
The Universal Amphitheatre
Nevada showrooms (Sahara, Harrah’s, MGM Grand, etc.)
The Westbury Music Fair (New York)
Stadiums (U.S. and Canada)
A number of concerts at "6 Flags Over..."
A number of the biggest state fairs (main stage)
Irvine Meadows
Fillmore Auditorium
Norwegian Cruise Lines

See the
media kit for list of media appearances


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