Jesus once said, “I will build my church” (Matthew 16:18). Several questions should spring into our minds: How did Jesus build His Church and how is He doing so currently? Who did Jesus use to build His Church and who is He using today? When have major events occurred that have helped build the Church? What have been some of the mistakes (or even downright evils) along the way? The amazing thing about church history is that Christians are able to draw from the riches of the past to better understand the present and future. This brief ebook is a survey of several great Christians from the first 4 centuries, part of the "I Will Build" Biography series.
John M. Wiley was born and raised in a suburb of Baltimore, Maryland. He completed a B.A. and M.A. "summa cum laude" at Piedmont International University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and an M.A. in U.S. History at Adams State University. At age 20, he married his wonderful wife, Cindy. He now works as a social studies teacher with Roanoke Valley Christian Schools and teaches adjunctly at Tyndale Bible Institute & Theological Seminary. Overall, he enjoys writing, particularly in the fields of church history, American history, and theology. For more of his writings, see his blog: www.johnmichaelwiley.wordpress.com