Author, speaker, and pastor, Don Piper has been serving in full-time ministry since 1984. Most recently, he served at First Baptist Church , Pasadena , Texas , where he was responsible for leading the education ministry for nearly 11,000 members.
Following a tragic car accident in 1989, in which Don was declared "dead on the scene," he was miraculously revived twice and has been in recovery since that time. Already 34 surgical procedures have taken place -- and he walks only as a result of miraculous and in some cases medically unexplainable circumstances.
Don graduated from Louisiana State University in Radio and Television Broadcasting, has worked extensively in broadcasting, and also graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree.
His testimony of his death experience, visit to Heaven's gates, struggle to regain his health, and triumphant ministry have thrilled and enraptured hundreds of thousands around the world. Don brings healing to hurting hearts with his powerful message of finding "a new normal." His dramatic life story simply must be experienced to be believed.
Don and his wife Eva are the parents of Nicole, and twin sons Christopher and Joseph.
Co author Cecil Murphey, currently has 104 books published, sixteen of them fiction and almost 700 articles. His first book came off the press in 1975, and he now publishes three or four books a year.
His current best seller is 90 Minutes in Heaven, which he wrote with Don Piper. The book has now sold about a million copies, and there are three additional books coming in 2007. The first will be called Devotions Inspired by 90 Minutes in Heaven and the second is Living the New Normal: When Life Can't Be the Way It Was.