Silas was a leader and prophet in Jerusalem’s early Christian community. Acts 15:22 tells us that he and Judas were selected by the Jerusalem elders to return with Paul and Barnabas to Antioch following the Jerusalem Council (Acts 15). When Barnabas went to minister on Cyprus with Mark, Silas was selected by Paul to join him on his second missionary journey and served alongside him until Paul’s martyrdom in Rome around 65. Peter tells us in 1 Peter 5:12 that Silas was his coauthor and faithful brother. Silas was likely Peter’s messenger who traveled through Asia Minor (modern Turkey) delivering the letter of 1 Peter to the churches.