About the Authors
Warrior Spirit Publications is committed to helping military warriors, veterans, and their families grow and mature in their relationship with Jesus Christ. It is our strongly held belief that the Bible is God’s Word and that it has authority for our lives today. We aim to provide materials that are scripturally sound, relevant, and practical in their application. Toward meeting this goal, we continue to produce or help to produce material in various formats aimed at assisting members of the military community to understand and apply the truths of God's Word to the challenges of everyday life.
Chaplain (Colonel) Scott McChrystal was commissioned in 1970 and served 31 years on active duty, 10 as an infantry officer and the remainder as an Army chaplain. His line officer experience included a tour in Viet Nam as an Infantry Platoon Leader and three assignments with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. As an Army chaplain, he had multiple tours at home and abroad. His final assignment was as the senior chaplain at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. He retired from active duty in 2005 and then served as the Military/VA Representative and Endorser within the Chaplaincy Department for the General Council of the Assemblies of God until 2019.
His decorations and awards include the Distinguished Service Award, the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, and the Army Ranger Tab.
Scott presently serves as the Executive Liaison for The Warrior’s Journey, a non-profit organization that supports the military community.
His wife, Judy McChrystal, has taught math at the junior high and high school levels in both public and private schools for over 20 years. Additionally, she has worked alongside Scott in ministry for almost four decades. She is a gifted Bible teacher, speaker, and counselor. For the past 12 years she has been mentoring women whose husbands are preparing for ministry as military chaplains.
Scott and Judy have been married 46 years and have four children and twelve grandchildren. They presently live in Springfield, Missouri.
Scott Harrup has served as a journalist with a large nonprofit organization for nearly 30 years, filling writing and editorial roles on an array of faith-based publications. Scott grew up in a missionary family and lived in Sierra Leone and Kenya before pursuing his communications degree in the Midwest.