Our Authors

Judy Baker

Judy Baker

Author Judy Baker’s passion is helping people reconcile relationships.
Through experience she knows the only permanent way to do this is to
develop an intimate conversational prayer-life with the Lord and personally
discover the power of His Word.

Her personal journey through a series of broken relationships and eventual
restoration provides her insight into the truths from God’s Word and why
reconciliation is essential to the Christian faith.

Judy’s love for the Lord is evident as she teaches His Word and shares the
road she has traveled. Her transparency and ability to honestly share her
heart and love for God touches lives. People are drawn to Judy because
she is real.

Her series of relational prayer journals rooted in God’s Word  teach not just
how to talk to God, but also how to listen while He shares His life.

Judy is a graduate of The University of Texas and The New Orleans
Baptist Theological Seminary with a Women’s Ministry Certification.

 

 

 

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Yvonne Lehman

 

Yvonne Lehman is an award-winning, best-selling author of more than
3 million books in print. She founded and directed the Blue Ridge Mountains
Christian Writers Conference for 25 years, and is now director of the Blue Ridge
“Autumn in the Mountains” Novelist Retreat held annually in October
at Ridgecrest North Carolina.

A mentor for the Christian Writers Guild, Yvonne earned a Master’s Degree
in English from Western Carolina University and has taught English
and Creative Writing on the college level.

Her latest releases include eight ebooks for Barbour’s Truly Yours line and
a Harlequin/Heartsong series set in Savannah GA: The Caretaker’s Son,
Lessons in Love, Seeking Mr. Perfect
. Her 50th novel is Hearts that Survive
– A Novel of the TITANIC
(Abingdon).

The Divine Moments series is her recent compilation of inspirational stories
of God’s amazing presence in our lives.

 

 

 

Toni Perry

Toni Perry

Cook-for-Christ Toni Perry is an award-winning Bible study teacher, author,
food educator, and inspirational speaker. Through God’s Kitchen Ministries,
she illustrates God’s Word in a culinary-class environment to encourage
others to taste the truth about food and to eat healthy, eat holy, and find
comfort in God’s provisions.

Her trust and faith in Jesus Christ have brought Toni through many of life’s
coarsely-chopped moments, including single parenting, cancer, and
overcoming a lifelong struggle with food.

She now holds various distinguished certifications in restaurant/food service,
and an ongoing teaching position as a program instructor for the National
Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF).

Toni combines communication skills, biblical insight, and an extensive
collection of innovative recipes to offer an interactive, fun, and delectable
way to study and learn the life-giving precepts and promises found in the Bible.

Toni and her husband, George, have a blended family of four adult children.
They reside in a quaint, lake-community bungalow in New Jersey.

 

 

Steve Roll

Steve Roll

Pastor Steve Roll, founder and president of Restoration Ministries,
specializes in helping people develop and maintain healthy relationships
with God and the people they love.

His thirty years’ experience as assistant, associate, and senior pastor
in both small churches and mega-churches across the U.S. make him
a gifted motivational speaker, teacher, pastoral counselor,
life coach, crisis manager and problem solver.

Steve is an active member of the American Association of Christian
Counselors. He holds a degree in Sociology (minor Psychology) from San
Diego State University and a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological
Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.

The author of two previously published books, he also writes a weekly
e-devotional titled A Word For Your Week.

Steve and his wife, Jo Ann, have been married for over 40 years. They live
in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They have a son, a daughter, and three grandchildren.

 

 

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Deborah Presnell

 

Deborah Presnell, M.A.ED, has worked with both high school and
college-aged women for over 30 years. She is a published author,
national speaker and workshop presenter, co-founder of Shine! Ministries,
and a partner in the Polished Conference. In addition, she teaches Bible study
and sign language classes, has an online prayer/Bible study page on Facebook,
and blogs at Living Life Together.

Debbie and her husband, Alan, have two daughters and one son. When not
speaking or writing, Debbie enjoys being outdoors hiking in the mountains
near her North Carolina home, walking on the beach, or biking with her friends.

She loves shopping with her daughters — over lunch and coffee of course! —
and cooking for her entire family when they gather on Sundays.

 

 

 

Susan King

Susan King

 

Susan King has worked with The Upper Room magazine for over 22 years.
She has also taught English and feature-writing classes for over 27 years,
serving at Lipscomb University, Biola University, and
Abilene Christian University.

She has served as book editor and radio-program producer/on-air talent
for The Institute of Scriptural Psychology, written magazine features as a
freelance writer, and functioned as a seminar facilitator in leadership
and group dynamics.

Susan and her husband, Joe, have three grown children and
two young grandchildren.