About the Author

Wayne J. Vaughan is married to his soul-mate, Cassandra D. Vaughan. He is employed by the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services in the Learning & Development Unit. He has experience in the for-profit sector having worked for IBM, Bristol-Myers and Marsh & McLennan.  Additionally he has worked in the nonprofit sector in financial management positions with Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Groundwork and The Concord Baptist Church of Christ. At Concord he served as the Chief Financial Officer and Sunday School Superintendent for several years. His ministry leadership roles have included being President of the Men’s Fellowship, Corresponding Secretary of the Young Adult Ministry, Youth Advisor, Sunday School Teacher Trainer and Financial Literacy Program Creator and Leader. Christian education is extremely important to him, but Wayne feels that the desire to change lives for Jesus Christ needs to be the focus of education rather than just obtaining Bible knowledge. He is a member of the Mount Ollie Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY where he serves in the Sunday School and in the Men’s Ministry. He possesses an MBA from Columbia University, a BBA from Baruch College and is a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, NY. Wayne has been honored for his work with the AMACHI Mentoring Program by the New York City Mission Society and for his dedication to Christian education by the Brooklyn Sunday School Union. He is committed to helping young people and adults to achieve success in God’s sight by developing a relationship with Jesus Christ and utilizing the spiritual gifts that God has provided to them. Wayne is also the author of The Student Success Plan: Living and Growing Your Faith through the College Years.