John Franklin is a pastor and a nationally known speaker in the area of prayer and spiritual awakening. He is the author of And the Place Was Shaken: How to Lead a Powerful Prayer Meeting " coauthor of By Faith: Living in the Reality of God " and Spiritual Warfare: Biblical Truth for Victory " compiler of A House of Prayer: Prayer Ministries in Your Church " and contributor to numerous books and articles. " "He founded John Franklin Ministries to resource churches in prayer and spiritual awakening and has served as prayer specialist for LifeWay Christian Resources and the minister of prayer at First Baptist Church of Woodstock Georgia. Franklin earned a doctorate of ministry from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham Alabama; a master of divinity degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville Kentucky; and a BA in international relations history and Spanish from Samford University in Birmingham Alabama. " "He is married to Kathy and they have three children: Daniel Nathan and Susanna.