James Spencer, Ph.D. is the president of D. L. Moody Center, a non-profit organization inspired by the life and ministry of Dwight Moody. It is dedicated to proclaiming the gospel and challenging God’s people to follow Jesus. In addition, James leads the “Shine Bright Project,” which seeks to mobilize Christians to make disciples for Christ. He is the author of Useful to God: Eight Lessons from the Life of D. L. Moody; Thinking Christian: Essays on Testimony, Accountability, and the Christian Mind; and Christian Resistance: Learning to Defy the World and Follow Christ. James contributed to The Moody Bible Commentary, The Moody Encyclopedia of Messianic Prophecy, and Marriage: Its Foundation, Theology, and Mission in a Changing World. He has also published several opinion pieces with media outlets such as The Western Journal, Christian Post, TownHall, Charisma Magazine, and The Stream. James and his wife, Kim, have three children and make their home near St. Louis, Missouri.