Gilbert Morris, (1929-) is a Christy Award winning, prolific Christian author. He is also sometimes cited as Gilbert L. Morris or Gilbert Leslie Morris. Gilbert was born May 24 in Forrest City, Arkansas, the son of Osceola M Morris and Jewell Irene Gilbert. He was a pastor for 10 years before becoming Professor of English at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas. He has a Ph.D at the University of Arkansas. During the summers of 1984 and 1985, he did postgraduate work at the University of London. He currently lives in Gulf Shores, Alabama with his wife, Johnnie. He has 3 children, including a daughter, Lynn Morris and a son Alan Morris who have both co-written with him. His other son's name is Eric Green.