Bil Cornelius is the founder and lead pastor of Bay Area Fellowship in Corpus Christi, Texas, which has in just twelve years grown to a membership of over 8,000 people between nine campuses, making it one of Outreach Magazine's Top 100 Fastest-Growing Churches. In 2008, he launched Bil Cornelius Ministries, a TV ministry that brings his message of hope to South Texas. He can be seen hosting the Praise The Lord broadcast throughout the world on TBN. Bil is also a sought-after speaker and church health and growth consultant and lives in Texas with his wife, Jessica, and their three children.
James Pence is the author or coauthor of several books, both fiction and nonfiction, including Blind Trust and Terror by Night. James and his wife, Laurel, live near Dallas, Texas, and have two grown children and one granddaughter.