The author, Jim Duck, was raised in numerous states through out the south and graduated high school, in Clinton, Mississippi. He joined the Air Force after graduation and served in an elite group known as Para Rescue. After serving as a police officer for over twelve years in Florida, and a private investigator for 7 years, the Lord called him into the ministry as pastor of a local church. Jim has served in that position in three states, Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana. He is currently serving as Senior Pastor of University Baptist Church, Thibodaux, Louisiana, where he has been for over sixteen years. He is also Chaplain and Reserve Deputy for Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Dept. He and his wife Jane, have 3 daughters and twelve grandchildren. Jim received his B.A. in Criminal Justice from University of Central Florida, and his Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.