Gary Thomas is an American evangelical preacher, best-selling author and international speaker. He received a B.A. in English literature from Western Washington University in 1984. He went on to study under Christian theologian, Dr. J. I. Packer, before earning his master’s degree at Regent College with a concentration in systemic theology. Gary continued his education and received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is a regular speaking pastor at Second Baptist Church Houston. He has spoken at colleges and conferences all over the country, including for the AACC, Billy Graham’s The Cove and his own Sacred Marriage Seminars. Gary has published over twenty books, including some of his most notable works: Authentic Faith, Sacred Marriage, and Sacred Parenting. Gary and his wife, Lisa, live in Houston, Texas, and have three grown children.