Michael Pasquarello III is the Methodist Chair of Divinity, director of the Robert Smith Jr. Preaching Institute, and director of Doctor of Ministry at Beeson Divinity School. Prior to joining the faculty there, he was the Lloyd John Ogilvie Professor of Preaching at Fuller Theological Seminary and he has served as the Granger E. and Anna A. Fisher Professor of Preaching at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky. He received a B.A. from The Master’s College, 1978; a M.Div. from the Divinity School, Duke University, 1983; and a M.A. (1999) and Ph.D. (2002) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Religious Studies. He is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, North Carolina Conference, where he served in full-time pastoral ministry from 1983 to 2001. He is the author of several books, including "John Wesley: A Preaching Life" (Abingdon 2010) and "Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Theology of a Preaching Life" (Baylor 2017).