Clergyman, author and lecturer Warren Wendell Wiersbe was born in East Chicago on May 16, 1929. He attended Indiana University, Roosevelt University and Northern Baptist Seminary. He was ordained in 1953 and was the pastor of a number of churches, including Moody Church in Chicago. He was the general director for the radio show, Back to the Bible, and is Writer-in-Residence at Cornerstone College and Distinguished Professor of Preaching at Grand Rapids Seminary. He has written more than one hundred books and is the Senior Contributing Editor for Baker Book House.