Timothy F. LaHaye, or Tim LaHaye, was born on Tuesday, April 27, 1926 in Cluj, Romania. LaHaye is an American evangelical Christian minister, author, and speaker. He is best known for the Left Behind series of apocalyptic fiction, which he co-wrote with Jerry B. Jenkins. He has written over 50 books, both fiction and non-fiction. Time magazine named LaHaye one of the 25 most dangerous evangelicals in America and in the summer of 2001 the Homophobic Studies Bulletin named him the most influential Christian leader of the preceding quarter century.