Elmer Towns is the dean of Liberty University s School of Religion, where he co-founded the school with Jerry Falwell in 1971. He holds an M.A. from Southern Methodist University and a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, and for over thirty years he has been teaching the Bible and holding lectures at more than 50 colleges and seminaries in the United States and overseas. He is the honorary recipient of the gold-medallion author s award; his best selling books include "Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough, My Father s Names, The Son," and "The Gospel of John: Believe and Live "(AMG)."