Dr. Dean H. Taylor is Professor of Pastoral Studies and Chair of the Ministries Division at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa. After serving in pastoral ministry for twenty-five years, Dean’s mission now is to equip a new generation of pastors, be a friend to men in ministry, and encourage biblical church growth. Dean’s book The Thriving Church: The True Measure of Growth was released in December, 2019. He publishes articles at deanhtaylor.com, including a series on The Pathway to Pastoral Ministry, intended to guide and encourage young men considering pastoral ministry. He produces the podcast, Shepherdology: A Pastor’s Friend. Dean and his wife Faith have four adult children and three grandchildren. He enjoys cycling, tennis, trout fishing, and beekeeping.