Ernest Easley is the teaching pastor over equipping at First Baptist Church in Cleveland, Tennessee. He served as a lead pastor for over thirty-one years in Texas and Georgia and professor of evangelism for three years at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He studied at Baylor University, Dallas Baptist University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Luther Rice Seminary. Ernest is the author of Through the Valleys and a contributor on sermonsearch.com and preaching.com. He has also co-authored the book Resuscitating Evangelism, with his son Jordan. He and his wife, Julie, have three children and seven grandchildren.