John C. Maxwell said that everything rises or falls on leadership. This truth means that leadership is critically important to the growth and effectiveness of any church or organization. This is especially true for a new church. In Identifying & Developing Leaders: A Biblical, Historical & Theological Perspective, Dr. Frederick Thompson insightfully provides a firm foundation for the identification and development of leaders to serve with the primary leader. His 20 years of military service and his experiences as a founding pastor has given him a sharpened ability to wed theory and practice. In this work various perspectives are explored in an effort to give clear understanding to the why and how of leadership development. This informative book will undoubtedly be useful to the church as there is always a need to plant new churches. Moreover, well established churches must also identify and develop leaders. About the Author Dr. Frederick M. Thompson is a pastor, teacher and author. His ministry passion is leadership development and the growth and development of each believer so that their full potential is realized. He is the pastor and founder of Word of Life Christian Center in Springfield Township, New Jersey and the president of Manna from Heaven Ministries. Dr. Thompson is the author of Devotions from the Epistle of Romans. He has earned degrees at Charleston Southern University, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer Theological Seminary), and United Theological Seminary. Dr. Thompson and his lovely wife Roseclair, and two sons, Rasheed and Cedric, reside in Westampton, New Jersey.