About the Author
John Avant is vice president for evangelization at the North American Mission Board. For eight years, until 2005, John served as pastor of the six-thousand-member New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Georgia. He is the author of The Passion Promise and the coauthor of Revival, which describes the singular events he witnessed as a pastor in Brownwood, Texas. John has taught at Criswell College and Southwestern Seminary. He and his wife, Donna, have three children.