About the Author
Rudy Rasmus is an author, pastor, street ethicist, and global humanitarian with a passion for outreach to our world's most impoverished citizens. Pastor Rudy co-pastors St. John's Church, located in downtown Houston, with his wife Juanita. St. John's is one of the most culturally diverse congregations in the country, where every week people of every social and economic background share the same pew. Since 1992, the church's membership has grown from nine to more than 9,000 people, including 3,000 homeless or formerly homeless individuals. Pastor Rudy's "LoveRevolution" airs Sundays at noon eastern on SIRIUS XM Radio. He is the author of Touch: Pressing Against the Wounds of a Broken World, and has contributed monthly to Oprah's O magazine and to Epitome magazine. In 1992, Pastor Rudy and Juanita also founded Bread of Life, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, which provides hungry families with nine tons of fresh food a week and nightly housing to hundreds of chronically homeless men and women. The Rasmuses also developed the Temenos Community Development Corporation and recently opened the $6 million Knowles-Temenos Place Apartments, which uses a generous donation from longtime friends Tina, Mathew, Beyonc , and Solange Knowles to provide 43 formerly homeless residents a permanent apartment and supportive environment to take significant steps in improving their lives. Pastor Rudy also coordinates domestic and global anti-hunger initiatives in conjunction with Beyonc 's concert tours throughout the world. Rudy and Juanita have been married for 25 years and are the proud parents of two daughters, Morgan and Ryan. Dottie Escobedo-Frank earned her Master of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology and her Doctor of Ministry from George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Semiotics and Future Studies. Dottie is an elder in the Desert Southwest Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, where she serves as the District Superintendent of the South District. She is a speaker and writer, and her work has centered on church revitalization, worship and preaching, and multicultural ministry. Dottie is the author of Converge: Our Common Sins, Jesus Insurgency with Rudy Rasmus, ReStart Your Church, Sermon Seeds, Advent and Christmas, and the Igniting Worship Series.