Dr. Ralph Douglas West is a visionary leader who possesses an incomparable combination of eloquence and authenticity. He was recently named one of the 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world, according to a survey by Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Dr. West is the Founder and Senior Pastor of The Church Without Walls (TCWW). He established TCWW 30 years ago, with just 32 members. Today the church serves 20,000 members, meets in three locations, conducts six Sunday services, and encompasses approximately 150,000 square feet of space across 40 acres of land. A talented storyteller, Dr. West possesses a gift for expressing biblical insights in an engaging manner that moves from inspiration to application. Through publications, radio, television and the internet, his messages are available across the world and witnessed by thousands beyond his church each week. Pastor West completed degrees at Bishop College, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Beeson Divinity School, where he received a Doctor of Ministry Degree. He serves as Adjunct Professor of Preaching at the George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University. Dr. West speaks perennially at colleges, universities and seminaries across the country as well as at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University. He continues to lead the dialogue about faith among churches and universities across the globe, and serves on boards, agencies, trusteeships and committees at local, state and national levels.