Michael Pearl was raised in Memphis, TN, in a good home, by parents who were faithful to point him to God. Mike, a graduate of Crighton College in Memphis, has been active in evangelism since he was a teenager. He pastored churches and worked with Memphis Union Mission for 25 years, while also ministering in hospitals and churches to the many military families in Memphis. About 30 years ago, Mike and his wife Debi moved to rural Tennessee where they continued in the work by holding Bible studies in local homes, which eventually led to regular meetings of the local body of believers, and the starting of their prison ministry.God eventually led them into the ministry of writing on child training and family relationships, which they now feel is their life s work and calling. The result of this work led to the formation of No Greater Joy Ministries (NGJ), a 501 (c) (3). The largest project that NGJ has ever been involved in is the Good and Evil Project, a work to translate Mike s Illustrated Bible Storybook Good and Evil (G & E) into 100 languages. G & E has 45 languages in print, and another 60 languages in the process of being translated or edited.In addition to the child training ministry, the work of the prison ministry, missions, and Bible studies, the Pearls have an active family life. They have been married since 1971; have 5 children, and 20 grandchildren."