For nearly twenty-five years Richard Exley served as a pastor. During those years he also wrote a number of books and served as the radio host of the nationally syndicated Straight From the Heart.
Thirteen years ago he left the pastorate to devote his time to writing and speaking. He is the author of twenty-nine books and is much in demand as a conference and retreat speaker. His best known books include The Making of a Man, Witness the Passion and A Man of Valor. His first novel, The Alabaster Cross, will be released in October 2006.
When he is not speaking at retreats and conferences across the country, Richard and his wife, Brenda Starr, spend their time in a secluded cabin overlooking picturesque Beaver Lake in northwest Arkansas.
Richard enjoys quiet talks with old friends, kerosene lamps, good books, a warm fire when it is cold, and a good cup of coffee any time. He's an avid Denver Broncos fan, an aspiring bass fisherman, an amateur photographer, and the proud grandfather of Alexandria Starr Baker and Deuce Baker.