Brian Zahnd is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, Missouri. He is also the author of several books, including Beauty Will Save the World, A Farewell To Mars, Water To Wine, and Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God (releasing August, 2017).
Brian is a passionate reader of theology and philosophy, an avid hiker and mountain climber, and an authority on all things Bob Dylan. His life was turned upside down when, right in the middle of a “successful” career in ministry, he began to sense a longing for Jesus that was free of cheap veneers, political propaganda, and useless motivational jargon. Since that time he has been launched into discovering and teaching what it means to follow Jesus with robust authenticity and depth in 21st century America.