Andrew is the son of Duane Riffenburgh who plays Dr.
Daniel Priest in Album #5. He and his father Duane wrote 1/2
the episodes in the Voyage Beyond and all the episodes in
Why do you enjoy being part of the Jonathan Park project?
I love working on Jonathan Park because it has been the fulfillment of a lifelong dream to work on a dramatic radio
program and because it teaches people about the creator.
Why is the creation message important?
The Creation message is so important because it is foundational to being a Christian. If Genesis is not true or is an
allegory then there is no basis for the origin of sin and there is no reason for why Jesus had to die on the cross for our
sins. Every Christian must understand that the Bible must be the absolute authority in every area of life including
entertainment, art, your business practices, the way you raise your family and the science you study. Telling people
about creation is also a great way to remove many of the barriers in their way to becoming a Christian.
What is it like to play your character?
Being a dialogue collector and editor is not always an easy job. Especially when you take the combined 40 hours of all
the tracks of audio from each microphone and condense it into 28 minutes, but it is one of the most rewarding and
exciting jobs ever. I also enjoyed the chance I got to play a German Tour Guide in “Jonathan Park and the Final Battle”.
I spent the week before studying every authentic German accent I could. It was wonderful to know that my voice would
be heard on a nationwide radio program that honors God.
Is there a time when you got to use the creation message to share the gospel with someone?
On a recent family trip to Kentucky I had the privileged of talking to a 10 year old boy named Bruce and shared the
Gospel with him starting at the very beginning. After I talked with him he prayed to become a Christian! Also, near the
Petrified Forest in Arizona a man was looking at some petrified wood for sale and asked a lady how long it takes for
something to turn into rock, she said "I think about 135 million years" I made my way over and said during a pause in
their conversation that it does not take millions of years for something to turn into rock and told them about Noah's
Flood and how that could have caused rocks to be formed very quickly. The man was very interested and I gave him a
tract about Noah's Flood. These are only two recent incidents, but I have used creation to talk to people about God
many, many times.
What is your favorite scripture, and why?
One of my two most favorite verses in the Bible are Ecclesiastes 12:13 which says “Let us hear the conclusion of the
whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man”. I think this verse clearly
answers what the whole purpose of our life is and that is to fear God and keep his commandments which are found in
His word the Bible.
What has the Lord been teaching you during this project?
Through this project God has taught me to persevere and not give up. A great deal of prayer goes into each episode
and with each of the episodes I have worked on I did a lot of praying.
Tell us about your family
My father and mother Duane and Nancy and my sisters Grace and Rachel and I all live in Big Bear City, Ca at a 7000ft
elevation. We have tried to “live the adventure” and have traveled to many of the 50 United States and met many people
and talked with them about Creation and Jesus’ redemptive work on the cross to pay the price for our sins. Through
our lives we have been chased by tornadoes, encountered gangsters, been in 7 point earthquakes, seen presidents
face to face and evacuated from forest fires and through it all God has been faithful to take care of us.
How did you come to know the Lord?
I came to know the Lord when I was 5 years old through the influence of my parents who have homeschooled me my
entire education. I thank God for bringing me to him at a very early age.
What is your favorite creation evidence?
My favorite evidence that Creation is true is a fossil I once saw in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History which
shows a fish that was fossilized while eating another fish. This shows that this fish must have been fossilized very
quickly because it didn’t even have time to finish its meal.
Do you like working with the other actors on the team?
I have never worked with a kinder more understanding group of people who work hard to be real Christians and try to
live their faith out in practice.