REV. BILLY D. STRAYHORN serves as Pastor of First United Methodist Church, Joshua, Texas. He is a graduate of Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, and has served as an Associate Editor for Parables, Etc. and The Pastor’s Story File. He has published a number of sermons and articles in Preaching magazine, Dynamic Preaching magazine, several Abingdon Preaching Annuals, and a number of other publications.