Alton Gansky is a fulltime writer living in the High Desert area of southern California. He is the author of 20 novels and 6 nonfiction works. His work has been a Christy Award finalist and an Angel Award winner. Alton also served as senior pastor for three Baptist churches in California, serving over 20 years in pulpit ministry.
Prior to entering the ministry, he worked as a firefighter, spent a decade in architecture, and been a business man. He has written numerous videos, advertisements, and other business related material. During his ministry he sought the realization of a childhood dream: writing books. He turned his attention to novel length fiction recognizing the power of story to deliver an unforgettable message. It remains Alton's goal-whether in fiction or nonfiction-to create an environment for stimulated thinking about spiritual matters.
A popular speaker, Alton has taught such diverse groups as pastors, churches, church planters, and budding writers.
For a time, he served as Dean of Students for a small Bible college in Ventura, California. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in biblical studies and was granted an honorary doctorate.
When not writing, Alton relaxes in his workshop torturing exotic hardwoods into furniture.
Alton has been married to his wife Becky for 35 years. They have 3 extraordinarily good-looking children and five exceptional grandchildren.