“A wonderful picture of how God can use any person regardless of their past.”Roma Downey, Emmy®-nominated actress and producer

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Pastor Benny Tate never faced a time that wasn’t filled with obstacles. Each season of life came with setbacks that often seemed insurmountable: the abusive father figure who tormented Benny and his mother, the lack of guidance in his early adulthood, and the illness and infertility he and his wife battled in their marriage.

Yet in every crisis, God was there to redeem pain for glory, transforming Benny’s life into a moving testament to His power. Through his struggles, Benny’s faith grew as he saw how God provided him with the strength, wisdom, and resources he needed to overcome each staggering challenge placed before him.

In parts a memoir that will tug on your heartstrings, a guide to get you through tough times, and a reminder to never see yourself as the victim of your own life, Defy the Odds will inspire your soul as it proves that you follow a God who can—and will—see you through the impossible.

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About The Authors

Benny Tate, PhD, has served for over 30 years as the senior pastor of Rock Springs Church in Milner, Georgia. Dr. Tate serves as president of the Congregational Methodist Denomination, and he has served many times as chaplain for the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives in Washington, DC.

Brittany McKneely, staff writer at Rock Springs Church, worked as a high school English teacher for more than ten years before transitioning to full-time writing. She and her husband, Taylor, live in Georgia with their two wonderful boys. She and her family enjoy traveling the country and being outdoors.