Early life and education
He was raised in Highland County, Ohio. He holds degrees from Empire State College (B.A.), Cincinnati Bible Seminary (M.A., M.Div.), Kentucky Christian College (M.Min.) and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Since 1996 he has written a weekly column for The Lookout, a weekly magazine for Christian families. He has written or co-authored books including Unquenchable Faith, Married for Good, Faith Under Fire, Embracing the Truth, The Life of Moses, Monday Morning Prayers, Monday Morning Insights, and Honest Questions/Honest Answers.
Cincinnati Christian University
He has served in the ministry or on the university faculty since the late 1970s. He was the President of the 2006 North American Christian Convention.
He has been married to his wife Candy, a registered nurse, since 1975.