Tom Elliff serves as president of the International Mission Board, the global mission arm of the Southern Baptist Convention. He writes from over fifty years in ministry as pastor, ministry leader, and missionary. Tom and his wife Jeannie are blessed with four children and twenty-five grandchildren. He holds degrees from Ouachita Baptist University (BA), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div), and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.MIn). The Elliffs often speak and write on Christian family life, the urgency of revival, and the necessity of prayer.