Dr. Richard Bacon was born in 1946 and has been married to wife Debby since 1971. He received his education at Memphis State University (BA), now University of Memphis, Whitefield Seminary (M.A.R.; M.Div.; and Ph.D.), and Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Th.M; Th.D.). His published books include What Mean Ye By This Service, The Visible Church and the Outer Darkness, and Revealed to Babes. Bacon is co-author, together with Dr. Gary Crampton, of Built Upon The Rock: A Study of the Doctrine of the Church and Toward A Christian Worldview.