Randy Alcorn is the founder of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM), a nonprofit ministry dedicated to teaching the principles of God's Word and assisting the church in ministering to unreached, unfed, unborn, uneducated, unreconciled, and unsupported people around the world. His ministry focus is communicating the strategic importance of using our earthly time, money, possessions, and opportunities to invest in need-meeting ministries that count for eternity. He accomplishes this by analyzing, teaching, and applying biblical truth. Before starting EPM in 1990, Randy served as a pastor for fourteen years. He holds degrees in theology and biblical studies and has taught on the adjunct faculties of Multnomah University and Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Randy is a New York Times bestselling author of more than forty books, including Heaven, 50 Days of Heaven, We Shall See God, If God Is Good, Safely Home, and Courageous. His books in print exceed 5 million and have been translated into more than thirty languages. Randy has written for many magazines, including EPM's quarterly issues-oriented magazine, Eternal Perspectives. He is active daily on Facebook and Twitter, and has been a guest on more than seven hundred radio, television, and online programs, including Focus on the Family, FamilyLife Today, Revive Our Hearts, The Bible Answer Man, and The Resurgence. Randy resides in Gresham, Oregon, with his wife, Nanci. They have two married daughters and are the proud grandparents of five grandchildren. Randy enjoys hanging out with his family, biking, playing tennis, doing research, and reading.