Lyle W. Dorsett
DR. LYLE W. DORSETT holds the Billy Graham Chair of Evangelism at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. The founding pastor of Church of the Great Shepherd (AMiA) in Wheaton, Illinois, Lyle now serves as Rector of Christ the King Anglican Church in Homewood, Alabama which he and his wife, Mary, planted in November 2007.A prolific author and accomplished speaker and teacher, Dr. Dorsett received his B.A. and M.A. in history from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and his Ph.D. in history from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He began his teaching career at the University of Missouri, moving briefly to the Univ. of Southern California and University of Colorado at Denver, before he joined the history department at the University of Denver. He is the former director of the Wade Center at Wheaton College and also served in the graduate school as Professor of Christian Formation and Ministry. In 2005, he moved to Birmingham, Alabama to become the Billy Graham Professor of Evangelism at Beeson.He is the author of numerous books, among them biographies of Joy Davidman (Mrs. C.S. Lewis), E. M. Bounds, Dwight L. Moody, and Billy Sunday. Keenly interested in the life and writings of C. S. Lewis, he has published a volume of Lewis’s Letters to Children, The Essential C. S. Lewis, and Seeking the Secret Place: The Spiritual Formation of C.S. Lewis. His most recent book is A Passion for God: The Spiritual Journey of A.W. Tozer. His book on Military Chaplains of World War II will be published in 2011. Dr. Dorsett and his wife, Mary have two grown children and four grandchildren.