Jacob W. Elias is author of Remember the Future and the biblical commentary 1-2 Thessalonians, part of the Believers Church Bible Commentary series. He was born in Rosthern, Saskatchewan. He studied at the University of Saskatchewan, and graduated in 1968 from Mennonite Biblical Seminary. He began pastoral ministry at Mountainview Mennonite Church, Vancouver, and in 1978 earned a ThD in New Testament from the Toronto School of Theology. He has been teaching at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary since 1977.