Jay E. Adams is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Reformed Episcopal Seminary, Temple University School of Theology, and holds the Ph.D from the University of Missouri. Dr. Adams pastored churches in Western Pennsylvania and New Jersey in the old United Presbyterian Church, the Reformed Presbyterian Church, E.S., and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He is now an ordained Associate Reformed Presbyterian minister. He taught homiletics, counseling, and pastoral work in Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia from 1963-1983. He is the Founder of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation of Laverock, Pennsylvania, and has edited The Journal of Pastoral Practice, the Foundation's quarterly publication. He is a past president of the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors. He has published over 60 books including Competent to Counsel; The Christian Counselor's Manual; A Theology of Christian Counseling; Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible; Christian Living in the Home; and Shepherding God's Flock.