About the author
Jack Eggar became President/CEO of Awana® in 1999 and has since guided the ministry through tremendous growth. Prior to that, he had served as senior pastor, overseas missionary and Bible college president. Jack’s passion is for parents to work alongside the local church to raise kids to be fully devoted followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jack has written the Sparky storybooks for the hundreds of thousands of Sparkies out there, because in his words “I thought it was high time we show them more about their amazing little friend, Sparky the Firefly.” But it was also to give parents tools to teach solid biblical principles to their children, like thankfulness and obedience. He is also the author of Great and Mighty Things, The Return of a Mighty Church and Shaping Your Family’s Faith.
Jack lives in suburban Chicago with his wife, Dona. They have four grown children and four grandchildren. Jack is active in his church’s Awana club where his wife is commander.