About the Author

Joel Dison is a project manager, a teacher, and an ordained minister of the gospel. Joel graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1989 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree in 2011. He has been in lay and bi-vocational ministry at various churches for many years. Currently, Joel is the Associate Pastor at Ruffner Valley Baptist Church in Irondale, AL. He is also Director of Partnerships for Designs for Hope (www.designsforhope.org), a missions organization that puts design skills to use in advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ. His passions are preaching, teaching, missions, and writing. Joel is married to Patty and has two adult children as well as one unofficially "adopted" adult child. His personal website is www.jjdison.com.

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