Leith Anderson is president emeritus of the National Association of Evangelicals and pastor emeritus of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He served as NAE president from 2007–2019, after twice serving as interim president. He served as senior pastor of Wooddale Church for 35 years before retiring in 2011. He has been published in many periodicals and has written over 20 books. Anderson has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, and is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Bradley University and Denver Seminary.
Millions of Americans grew up fearing nuclear attack from the Soviet Union. We practiced taking cover under our school desks, and learned the location of the nearest air raid shelter. We watched anxiously as the Cuban missile crisis unfolded. Our nation and world survived under the shadow of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). But now we find ourselves in a different world – one that includes Iran, rogue nations, clandestine terrorist groups and the ongoing threat of human error.