Rick Joyner is the director of MorningStar Ministries which he co-founded in 1983 in Jackson, Mississippi with his wife, Julie Joyner.
Rick was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on September 8, 1949 and grew up in Richmond, Virginia. He served in the Navy until 1970, when he moved back to Raleigh.
He is the author of more than fifty books, including The Final Quest Trilogy. Rick and his wife, Julie, have five children: Anna, Aaryn, Amber, Ben, and Sam.
Rick is the Founder and Executive Director of MorningStar Ministries, a multi-faceted mission organization which includes Heritage International Ministries, MorningStar University, MorningStar Fellowship of Churches and Ministries, and CMM/MorningStar Missions—an umbrella organization serving over five hundred missionaries in the field and over ten thousand churches, schools, and ministries around the world.