Jimmy Akin was born in Texas and grew up nominally Protestant. At age 20 he experienced a profound conversion to Christ. Planning on becoming a Protestant pastor or seminary professor, Jimmy started an intensive study of the Bible, but the more he found it to support the Catholic faith. Akin is a Senior Apologist at Catholic Answers, a member on the Catholic Answers Speakers Bureau, a weekly guest on the global radio program, Catholic Answers Live, a contributing editor for Catholic Answers Magazine, and the author of numerous books including The Salvation Controversy, The Fathers Know Best, Mass Revision, The Drama of Salvation, A Daily Defense, and Teaching with Authority. His personal blog is jimmyakin.org.