The Author

Mike McGarry is pastor of youth and families at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Norfolk, Massachusetts. He serves on the steering committee for Rooted and authored one of the chapters in Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry (Crossway, 2016). He is married to Tracy, and they have two children. He is a life-long New Englander and has been educated at Gordon College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv and DMin thesis).

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