R. W. Alderson, a graduate of Maryland Bible College & Seminary, was ordained as a minister in 1994. He founded a church in the Cleveland, Ohio, area in 1998, serving as pastor for twelve years. He is passionate about studying the Word of God and has received divine inspiration on the subject of the new covenant. He is currently an associate pastor and the controller for Greater Grace World Outreach in Baltimore, Maryland, an international missions-oriented church with more than 750 affiliated churches. He and his wife have six children and ten grandchildren and live in Havre de Grace, Maryland.