Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, is a New York Times best-selling author of more than 20 books and serves as Professor of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University. After investigating the evidence of Jesus, Lee became a Christian in 1981. He joined the staff of Willow Creek Community Church in 1987 and later became a teaching pastor. He joined Saddleback Valley Community Church as a teaching pastor in 2000. He left Saddleback to write books and host the national network TV program Faith Under Fire. He and his wife have been married for 40 years, and have a daughter and son.