John Piper has been Senior Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota since 1980. He attended Wheaton College as an undergraduate, majoring in literature with a minor in philosophy. After, he completed a Bachelor of Divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary. Through Dr. Fuller he discovered the writings of Jonathan Edwards, his most influential "dead" teacher. John did his doctoral work in New Testament Studies at the University of Munich in West Germany. His dissertation, Love Your Enemies, was published by Cambridge University Press and Baker Book House. Upon completion of his doctorate, he went on to teach Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota for six years.