Jeffrey Jon Richards holds master's degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary and Drew University. He received a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Drew University. He has also done postdoctoral work at Oxford (England), Marburg and Tubingen (Germany). He is an ordained Presbyterian minister and has pastored several churches. He also taught for many years as a visiting professor at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and has taught at several seminaries. Jeffrey is also the author of The Promise of Dawn and Contemporary Christian Options of the World's End.