Kevin J. Conner was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1927. Converted at the age of fourteen, he served the Lord in the Salvation Army until the ages of twenty-one, when he entered into pastoral ministry with a full gospel church. For the next twenty years his ministry involved teaching at conventions and Bible colleges in Australia and New Zealand. In 1972 he moved with his family to Portland, Oregon, where he served at Portland Bible College and Bible Temple until 1981. He now resides in Melbourne, where he is continuing his ministry of teaching and writing. His previous book with Whitaker House was The Ministry of Women.