About the Author
is founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby. Born into a pastor's home, he began working at a local five-and-dime as a teen. Marrying his high school sweetheart, the young couple began a small picture-frame shop. In 1972 they opened their first retail store. Today Hobby Lobby has more than 300 stores in 27 states. David and his wife Barbara have three grown children.Dean Merrill
is best known in recent years for his collaborations with Jim Cymbala (Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire
and its two sequels) and Philippine missionary survivor Gracia Burnham (In the Presence of My Enemies
). He is a former president of the Evangelical Press Association. Merrill is married and the father of three.
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