John Pavlovitz is a pastor and writer from Wake Forest, North Carolina. In the past two years his blog, Stuff That Needs to Be Said, has reached a diverse audience of millions of people. A 19-year veteran in the trenches of local church ministry, John's mission is to help the Church become a more compassionate, loving environment for all people. He serves on staff at North Raleigh Community Church and just finished his first book called Building a Bigger Table, due in 2017. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.