Kirk Cameron is best known as the lovable teen heartthrob Mike Seaver of the award-winning television series Growing Pains. He entertained audiences worldwide as the charming troublemaker. He is also known to every Christian as Buck Williams from <i>Left Behind: The Movie —based on the NY Times runaway best-selling novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins.
But much more noteworthy than his acting career was his conversion to Christianity. Kirk was not raised in a church-going home and describes himself as a staunch atheist from a very young age. By the age of eight, he was so convinced there was no God that he laughed at those who thought there was. But that all changed one afternoon as he sat in his sports car pondering the first gospel message he had ever heard.
Since becoming a Christian, Kirk has been a dedicated follower of Christ, making the most of every opportunity to further the Gospel. He has preached in churches and at community events across the country.
Kirk has teamed up in ministry with Ray Comfort through Living Waters, an evangelism outreach that equips Christians who want to evangelize by training them how to witness as Jesus did. This dynamic duo have co-authored the new Whitaker House release, The World's Greatest Preachers, which focuses on the best evangelical gospel messages ever delivered in history and on the men who preached the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Kirk and his wife, Chelsea, have six children and live in southern California.
Ray Comfort, a native New Zealander, began his ministry with a burden for his lost friends. After attending the funeral of a fifth friend who had died from a drug overdose, Ray published an eight page pamphlet called My Friends Are Dying. The pamphlet was later expanded to a paperback book, and Ray began sharing with youth about the ultimate answer to the drug problem-Jesus Christ. Ray has since written more than 35 books and spoken at almost 700 churches. His ministry has included pastoring a church, hosting a Christian radio program, writing a newspaper column called Words of Comfort, and serving as a regular platform speaker at Southern Baptist State Conferences. Ray lives in Bellflower, California, with his wife, Sue, and their three children.