About Dr. Dempsey

Author's Bio

Dr. James D. Dempsey is the Pastor to Families at Anderson Mill Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, and has a passion to help parents. He's never met a Mexican food restaurant he didn't like, and often insists that his speaking fees be paid in chips and salsa. He has taught all ages, from infants to college students to senior adults, in private schools and public universities. He has a doctorate in Early Childhood Education from the University of Texas, but his degree and years of teaching led him to be a bit cocky about his parenting-- and that arrogance led to more than a few mistakes as a parent. Jim uses the advantage of hindsight to clearly see the ways Satan deceived him and other Christian parents, and to see the Biblical truths that set parents free from those deceptions. In spite of Jim's parenting foibles, he and wife Gail have three wonderful daughters and three equally wonderful grandchildren. He is a regular speaker for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention and the National Center for Biblical Parenting. His book, Parenting Unchained- Overcoming the Ten Deceptions That Shackle Christian Parents aims to arm parents for the critical work they do every day. Jim also writes a parenting blog you can access here on this website. Click here to see more...