After attaining a Yale Ph.D. in New Testament Studies, Rev. Dr. Allen R. Hilton taught New Testament on the faculty of Yale Divinity School in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He then turned to church ministry, adding a decade of popular Bible teaching and preaching to lay people and pastors in churches across the country. From 2016 to the present, Dr. Hilton flies around the U.S. to help people build community across lines of political, theological, and ethnic difference as the Executive Director of House United (non-profit) and the Director of the Institute for Missional Studies at Covenant Presbyterian Church (USA) in Austin, TX. His books include a scholarly treatment of Acts 4 called Illiterate Apostles: Uneducated Early Christians and the Literates Who Loved Them and A House United: How the Church Can Save the World. Dr. Hilton lives in Austin with his beloved wife Liz and has two sons at liberal arts colleges in CT.