Rev. Dr. Elmo Familiaran is a pastor, writer, practitioner, and lifetime student of the mission and purpose of the church in the world. Ordained in the American Baptist Churches, USA, he is a 39-year veteran in pastoral ministry, ecumenical and cross-cultural engagement, and executive leadership in both national and regional denominational settings. A graduate of Northern Seminary and the New York Theological Seminary, he is the co-author of No Greater Love: Triumph and Sacrifice of American Baptist Missionaries During WW II Philippines, and the Martyrdom in Hopevale He lives in Florence, New Jersey with his wife, Maria Fe. Together they have two adult children and two granddaughters.