Terry Heaton is a retired television news executive, news consultant, and the author of seven books, including his latest, 'The Gospel of Self: How Jesus Joined the GOP.' The memoir draws on his experience as executive producer of The 700 Club in the 1980s, up to and including Pat Robertson's run for president in 1988. A media theorist, he is the author of Reinventing Local Media and has written for media news websites and media companies throughout the United States. Heaton plays guitar and five-string banjo and is a bluegrass music aficionado. He lives in Madison, Alabama.