An international speaker, best selling author, and compassionate teacher, Stan has authored more than ninety books to date. His books have sold more than three million copies worldwide.Stan served for forty years as a pastor, and was named General Superintendent Emeritus by the Church of the Nazarene. He was vice president of John Maxwell’s Injoy Ministries, has spoken in eighty countries, and shared the platform with speakers including Zig Ziglar, Jerry Lucas, Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, and Cy Young baseball great R.A. Dickey. Larry Gilbert is the founder, chairman and CEO of the Church Growth Institute through which he has published a number of books on team ministry, evangelism and strategy. He also speaks on spiritual gifts and evangelism. To date, his best-selling Team Ministry Spiritual Gifts inventory has helped almost five million people discover their dominant spiritual gifts. He and his wife, Mary Lou, live in Elkton, Maryland.