Gerald Wheeler has served the church as an editor for more than 47 years, retiring as head book editor of the Review and Herald Publishing Association. Author of James White: Innovator and Overcomer, the first volume in the Adventist Pioneer Series, he has written numerous other books including Wisdom, Beyond Life, God of the Whirlwind, and Saints and Sinners. He graduated from Andrews University with a BA in English and has two master’s degrees: one from the University of Michigan in Library Science and the second from Andrews University in Old Testament. He and his wife, Penny Estes Wheeler, live in Hagerstown, Maryland. They have four adult children and six grandchildren.