David W. Ponter was born in Sydney, Australia. He spent his early years growing up as a child in Norwich, England. Later he returned to the Gold Coast, Australia. He has a BA (Hons), a MLS, and a M.Div. His specialty areas are church history, specifically Reformation history, systematics, and historical philosophy. David now lives and works in Jackson, MS. He is currently employed as RTS’s distance education librarian as well as the reference and ILL librarian for the Jackson campus library. David loves all things science fiction and science fantasy and is an avid Tolkien fan. For hobbies he reads 17th century reformation literature and keeps aquariums, and has a pet dog.