JOHN KOESSLER (D.Min., Trinity International University; M.Div., Biblical Theology Seminary) is Chairman and Professor in the Pastoral Studies Department at the Moody Bible Institute. Before beginning his career at Moody in 1994, he served as a pastor at Valley Chapel in Green Valley, Illinois. John is author of True Discipleship, God Our Father, A Stranger in the House of God, Names of the Believers, and Names of Israel, and the co-author ofNo Little Places. He is the general editor of The Moody Handbook of Preaching and Foundational Faith and has written forDiscipleship Journal, Leadership, Moody Magazine, Decision, and Christianity Today. He has also made numerous radio appearances. John and his wife, Jane, live in northwest Indiana and have two sons.