Dr. H. Edward Pruitt, coauthor of The Costly Call: Modern Day Stories of Muslims who Found Christ and The Costly Call: The Untold Story, has traveled nearly two million miles and worked extensively with missionaries in 70 countries. He is the founding Director of the World Missions Center at Truett-McConnell College and Associate Professor of Christian Studies. Dr. Pruitt served as the Associate Director of the Center for Great Commissions Studies at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, and adjunct professor of missions at Southeastern College at Wake Forest for twelve years prior to his appointment at Truett-McConnell. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Florida Baptist Theological College in 1993, Masters of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2000, and received a Masters of Theology in Missiology from the University of South Africa in 2007. Dr. Pruitt also received a Doctorate of Theology in Missions at the University of South Africa in 2009. He has been married to his wife Debi since October 1971. They have two sons, Byron and Mitchell, and five grandchildren, Jacob, Samantha, Dylan, Chelsea, and Caleb.