About the Author
The Reverend J. Phillips Noble grew up in Learned, Mississippi. From 19561971, Noble was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Anniston, Alabama, where the events occurred which are described in his book, Beyond the Burning Bus: The Civil Rights Revolution in a Southern Town
. Over his career, he also served pastorates in Georgia and South Carolina, the last of which was Charlestons historic First (Scots) Presbyterian Church. Noble was also Co-President of the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church, USA. Noble is married to Betty Pope Scott. They have three children (Betty, Phil, Jr., and Scott) and two grandchildren. He is retired and living in Decatur, Georgia.