Jay Bakker is the son of famous television evangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. He grew up on the PTL (Praise the Lord) club, and suffered terribly when his parents’ empire fell. Turning to drugs and partying eased the pain for awhile, but now Jay is out with a new book, Fall to Grace: A Revolution of God, Self & Society, that describes not so much his fall “from” grace, but his fall to grace.
Whosoever founder and Editor Emeritus Rev. Candace Chellew is the author of Bulletproof Faith: A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians. She earned her masters of theological studies at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, was ordained in December 2003, and trained as a spiritual director through the Omega Point program of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. She serves as the spiritual director of Jubilee! Circle in Columbia, S.C., and blogs at Motley Mystic.