John M. Perkins founded Mendenhall Ministries, Voice of Calvary Ministries, and the Harambee Christian Family Center and Preparatory School, and was cofounder of the Christian Community Development Association. Today he directs the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation and Development. He was the publisher of Urban Family Magazine and is the author of nine books. John has also served on the board of directors of World Vision, Prison Fellowship, National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), Spring Arbor College, and fifteen others. Seattle Pacific University has created the John Perkins Center for Reconciliation Leadership Training and Community Development. He lives in Jackson, Mississippi, with his wife, Vera Mae.