Dr. Robert C. Linthicum is director of the Office of Urban Advance, World Vision International. He has been an urban pastor in Chicago, Rockford, Milwaukee, and Detroit, and a community organizer in most of those same cities. He is currently chair of the Urban Coordinating Council of the Presbyterian Church (USA) for Southern California. He is the author of four previous books on church and renewal topics. He holds a doctorate from San Francisco Theological Seminary and masters from both McCormick Theological Seminary and Wheaton Graduate School of Theology.