S. R. Kraniak is the pastor of the Centereach Bible Church, a small church in Long Island, NY (www.cbctruth.com). He has been pastor there since 2006. Pastor Scott is 51 years old as of this writing and married for over 26 years to his best friend, Julie; they have three boys--Jacob, Aaron, and, their youngest, Luke--who were all home schooled. Pastor Scott, besides serving Jesus Christ and being a part of the hot rod ministry, also enjoys old Jeeps of which he mentions often in this book. His dream is
to be able to travel the country and speak on depression and anxiety in the church today. Some might not like his hard-nosed approach to life, his way of treating depression and anxiety, his Gospel presentation, and doing what's right, but that's just how he is--old school preaching without being afraid to talk about sin and God's justice as well as His love. His favorite authors are A. W. Tozer, Watchmen Nee, Dietrich Bonhoffer, David Wilkerson, and Ray Comfort plus many, many more old school preachers. Pastor Scott was raised a Roman Catholic, turned atheist, dabbled a short time in the occult, and even played drums in the heavy metal music scene of the 1980s before coming to know Jesus Christ as Lord.