John Somerville was in the Marine Corps for 30 years where, among other things, he served as an Intelligence Officer specializing in the Middle East. He is now a coordinator for CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL (CUFI), a coalition from a broad spectrum of Christian denominations committed to stand with Israel and the Jewish people. He has made over 60 trips to the Middle East and speaks with authority about the historical and current military and political events in the region. With a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, John has twice received the prestigious “Friend of Israel” Award. He and his wife Mary live in North Fork, California. They have 6 children.