Raymond C. Ortlund, D.D., was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and has degrees from the University of Puget Sound, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Talbot School of Theology.
Following four pastorates spanning 31 years, including twenty years at the Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, California, Dr. Ortlund served as speaker of the "Haven of Rest" radio broadcast for seventeen years.
He and his wife Anne have four children; have between them authored 26 books; and have spoken frequently on every continent of the world.
The Ortlunds now live in Newport Beach, California.