Facing the Fire: The Faith That Brought America's Fire Chief Through the Flames of Persecution

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About the Author

Dr. Kelvin J. Cochran has been Chief Operating Officer at Atlanta's Elizabeth Baptist Church, a 13,000-member congregation with five campuses, since 2015.

Prior to that, he had a distinguished 30-plus-year career as a firefighter, which included serving as "America's fire chief," the President Obama-appointed United States Fire Administrator. In 2012, he was named Fire Chief of the Year by the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

In addition to overseeing ministry operations at Elizabeth Baptist Church, Kelvin is a sought-after speaker to men's groups and on religious liberty issues across the country.

Born and raised in poverty in Shreveport, Louisiana, he earned a bachelor's degree in organizational management from Wiley College (1998), a master's in industrial and organizational psychology from Louisiana Tech University (2004), and a doctorate in interdisciplinary leadership from Creighton University (2018).

Kelvin and his wife, Carolyn, have been married for thirty-seven years and have three children and one grandchild. They reside in Atlanta, Georgia.