Rick Dewhurst earned his B.A. in English literature from the University of Victoria, with training in journalism. He worked as a newspaper sports editor before answering the call to start City Gate Church, where he has served as pastor since 1995. His first novel, Bye Bye Bertie, introduced readers to the offbeat PI Joe LaFlam. Rick enjoys a good game of Eight-ball. He lives in Duncan, British Columbia, with his wife Jane. They have three adult children.