John Piper is the founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For over 30 years, he served as senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Piper grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary (BD), and the University of Munich (DTheol). Piper taught Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and in 1980 accepted the call to serve as pastor at Bethlehem. He is the author of more than 50 books and more than 30 years of his preaching and teaching are available free at desiringGod.org.Additionall, Piper, and his wife, Noël, have four sons, one daughter, and twelve grandchildren.