J. Bruce Hinton was raised in a small town in northwest Louisiana and spent his youth hunting and fishing on Toledo Bend Reservoir. He attended Panola Jr College, Kilgore College and is a graduate of Louisiana Tech in Ruston, LA. He is a career oil and gas professional, author, blogger, husband, father and follower of Jesus Christ. He has been married for over 30 years and has one daughter. His primary interests are theology, leadership, life with his family and his relationship with God. He enjoys reading the classic spiritual works of Andrew Murray and E.M. Bounds as well as leadership books by John C. Maxwell and others.