About the Authors
Coz Crosscombe received his MA in Global Urban Ministry from Bakke Graduate University and his DMin with a focus on Complex Urban Systems from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the director of the Urban Ministry First Year Program at Cairn University, a director at Common Grace Inc., an adjunct faculty member at both the Center for Urban Theological Studies and at Biblical Theological Seminary, the current board president of Esperanza Health Center, and a board member and board president for numerous other local ministries. Coz is an Australian who has been working in the inner city of Philadelphia since 1992. He and his wife, Joyce, have been serving in ministry in Philadelphia for over twenty-five years. They have three teenage daughters and a son.
Bill Krispin has been involved in Philadelphia urban ministry for over fifty years. His service to the Lord has taken many forms, including church planter, pastor, and founder and executive director of the Center for Urban Theological Studies. Most recently, he served as the executive director of CityNet Ministries and as curriculum consultant and instructor at the True Word Theological Seminary in East Asia. Now retired, Bill serves as senior research associate for Common Grace, Inc. Bill and his wife, Mary, have five children and fifteen grandchildren.