FRANK A. THOMAS, PHD, currently serves as the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana and the director of the very first PhD program in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric. Thomas is a prolific author with his latest book released in 2018, How to Preach a Dangerous Sermon, and is presently working on its sequel, How to Survive a Dangerous Sermon to be released in 2020. Thomas served with distinction as the senior pastor for two remarkable congregations: New Faith Baptist Church of Matteson, Illinois, and Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church of Memphis, Tennessee, for eighteen years and thirteen years, respectively. Thomas and his wife, the Rev. Dr. Joyce Scott Thomas, each earned their Certified Professional Coaching Certificate (CPC) from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and are passionate about coaching pastors, pastor’s spouses, and in the area of preaching.