James J. Stamoolis, born of Greek immigrant parents, has had a lifelong interest in the Orthodox Church. With his wife, Evelyn, he served as a missionary in South Africa. He holds a doctorate in theology from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and has taught in theological colleges in southern Africa. He spent 15 years in interdenominational student ministry, including 8 years as the Theological Secretary of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students. He was a Graduate Academic Dean at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois for 9 years. Having served as Executive Director of the Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Fellowship, he is currently Vice President of Academic Affairs at Trinity International University in Deerfield IL. Dr. Stamoolis continues to be an educational and ministry consultant to several organizations.