He is wrong!
II Ezra 14:28-35(read it all in entirety first) the clincher is verse 33 & 35.(read it twice)
28: Hear these words, O Israel.
29: Our fathers at the beginning were strangers in Egypt, from whence they were delivered:
30: And received the law of life, which they kept not, which ye also have transgressed after them.
31: Then was the land, even the land of Sion, parted among you by lot: but your fathers, and ye yourselves, have done unrighteousness, and have not kept the ways which the Highest commanded you.
32: And forasmuch as he is a righteous judge, he took from you in time the thing that he had given you.
33: And NOW ARE YE HERE, and your brethren among you.
34: Therefore if so be that ye will subdue your own understanding, and reform your hearts, ye shall be kept alive and after death ye shall obtain mercy.
35: For after death shall the judgment come, WHEN WE SHALL LIVE AGAIN: and then shall the names of the righteous be manifest, and the works of the ungodly shall be declared.
Father means EARLY FORM, a prototype, originate or create.
Ancestor: means actual or hypothetical organism or stock from which later kinds evolved. Forebear, forefather, progenitor(learn your words)
Thefreedictionary site is my source.
This proves without a shadow of a doubt that reincarnation exist.
Much respect to the Elder, but he is in err.