Dwight A. Perry serves as provost at the Moody Bible Institute (the
first African American to hold the position in its 135-year
history). A practical theologian and teacher, he is the first
African American to earn a PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity.
Perry has been in full-time vocational ministry for over forty-one
years. He is the author of seven books, including Breaking Down
Barriers: A Black Evangelical Explains the Black Church.
Elizabeth O. Pierre is assistant professor of pastoral care and counseling psychology at North Park Theological Seminary and North Park University. An emerging scholar/practitioner, Pierre is a graduate of Gordon Conwell Seminary, Boston College, and Wellesley College and earned her PhD from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary. She is a licensed professional counselor and her research focuses on the intersection of trauma, race, and faith
"In Even the Best of Us, Dwight Perry and Elizabeth Pierre
provide an essential guide for clergy and future ministry leaders.
Dwight's wisdom from over forty years of ministry as a pastor and
organizational leader add to understanding the complexity of clergy
failure and necessary steps to recovery. This will be a valuable
resource for years to come."
--Valencia Wiggins, Field Chair of Counseling, Moody Theological Seminary
"This book is a must-read for anybody hoping to lead effectively and finish well in their ministry. Dr. Perry's writing is a reflection of everything I personally know him to be: candid, wise, gracious, and helpful. His insight is valuable for leaders in all stages of their ministry; his heart and good intent to help spiritual leaders and mentor through his words and experience is clear on every page."
--Tim Dunn, lead pastor of Graceway Church, Kansas City