Dr. Jerry Vines served as the pastor of First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL from 1982 until 2006. He holds a Th.D. from Luther Rice Seminary. He served two terms as President of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1988–1989. He has authored numerous works, including Power in the Pulpit. Dr. Vines currently travels the country preaching and hosting “Power in the Pulpit” conferences to help pastors become more effective in the preparation and delivery of expository sermons.