THE AUTHOR, Dr. J. Randolph ("Randy") Turpin, Jr., D.Min., describes himself as a revivalist, pastor, teacher, administrator, editor, writer, prayer ministry conference speaker, ministry and leadership development consultant and a lifetime learner. Since 1994, has been equipping the church for the ministry of prayer.
Dr. Turpin has authored several other books, including Behold the Son: a Study of the Gospel of John; Gateway to the Christian College Experience; 101 Prayer Models; Prayer Strategy; and Shared Discernment. He has also co-authored Friends of God: Growing in Life's Most Essential Relationship and Friends of the Bridegroom: Partnering with Christ in His Devotion to the Church.
He has taught in a number of ministry training settings, including Lee University, E-3 Portland, Pentecostal Theological Seminary and most recently, Valor Christian College (Columbus, Ohio) where he also serves as President. He is a frequent speaker at World Harvest Church (Columbus, Ohio) under the leadership of Pastor Rod Parsley. Dr. Turpin is an ordained bishop in the Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee).