Jake McCandless is an award winning author and the executive director for Stand Firm Ministries and Prophecy Simplified . A Senior Pastor in Springdale, AR and co-pastor of an innovative “above-ground underground” online church, Jake has a B.A. in Bible and Pastoral Studies from Central Baptist College, and an Advanced Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His book Spiritual Prepper was released through WND Books, He also is a regular contributor to WND News with voices such as Joseph Farrah, Pat Buchanan, Ann Coulter, Ben Carson, Chuck Norris, Joel Richardson, Carl Gallups. He also writes for Israel, Islam, and the End Times and  The Baptist Press along with other publications. His latest book Invincible was released in 2019. He is also a regular guest on national radio and streaming web shows, along with hosting his daily radio program Prophecy Simplified Radio and weekly podcast Hold On.  Jake is married to Amanda and they have two daughters Andrea and Addison. You can follow all Jake’s work at 
Jake is uniquely prepared to assist pastors in preparing their congregations to stand firm. With the five years of research for his latest book Spiritual Prepper on the state of faith within the American church, he has been studying why people are leaving the faith. As pastor, Jake was also able to increase commitment in the congregation. Through their linear approach MVBC saw over 95% of congregation join Bible Study groups and over 65% volunteer on a weekly basis, as well as, seeing giving soar.