Kevin Belmonte was educated at Gordon College, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, and the University of Southern Maine. His first biography, William Wilberforce: A Hero for Humanity received the prestigious John Pollock Award and is taught as part of a course on leadership and character formation at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. Belmonte served as the lead historical consultant for the motion picture Amazing Grace. Belmonte has also authored biographies of John Bunyan, D.L. Moody, and G.K. Chesterton. He and his wife Kelley, along with their son Sam, reside in New England.