Dr. Emir Caner

Born on August 25, 1970, Emir Fethi Caner grew up in the Columbus, Ohio, area in a Sunni Muslim family, the son of an Islamic leader. As a young teenager, he came to faith in Jesus Christ at a revival service at the Stelzer Road Baptist Church.

A prolific writer, Dr. Caner has written or contributed to 18 books about various topics, including Islam, persecution, religious liberty, ecclesiology, Baptist history, and apologetics. Unveiling Islam, which received the Gold Medallion Book of the Year award, has sold nearly 200,000 copies, while More Than a Prophet was a finalist for Book of the Year in Evangelism for Outreach  magazine.

He is in demand nationally and internationally as a speaker and as a participant in television and radio programs. On a mission trip to the Czech Republic in 2000, he met Hana Titerova, daughter of the General Secretary of the Czech Baptist Union in Prague. They were married later that year; they are the parents of three children.