STANLEY C. BALDWIN is an author and speaker based in the Pacific Northwest. A former periodical editor and book editor, he has authored and coauthored 20 books, including four titles that have sold more than 250,000 copies each: The Kink and I, Your Money Matters, What Did Jesus Say about That?, and Love, Acceptance, and Forgiveness. Baldwin's books have been translated into 11 languages, and he has lectured abroad in Nigeria, India, Japan, Singapore, Fiji, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Australia. He speaks frequently at writers' conferences across the United States. Since 1996, he has also served as director for International Christian Writers.
JERRY COOK (1938-2014) was the former senior pastor of East Hill Church in Gresham, Oregon, where his perspective on the role of the church in the world helped expand East Hill Church from a handful of people to more than 4,500. Jerry also served as an associate pastor at Eastside Foursquare Church in Bothell, Washington, and maintained a teaching and church-consulting ministry. Jerry also authored A Few Things I've Learned Since I Knew It All (coauthored with Stanley Baldwin), Choosing to Love (with his wife, Barbara), and The Monday Morning Church: Out of the Sanctuary and into the Streets. Surrounded by family, Jerry passed away on January 11, 2014.