The author began preaching the gospel of Christ full-time in 1974. Since that time he has worked with independent, non-denominational churches of Christ in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Round Lake Beach, Illinois. He and his wife Karen have three married children and ten grandchildren. Mr. Pratte has published more than fifty Bible study books. Millions of people have studied his Bible materials on his web sites at www.gospelway.com and www.biblestudylessons.com.