"The Man-The Ministry-The Vision"
For sheer entertainment, he was hard to beat. The Man of a Thousand Stories and the quick smile also stored up spiritual power from the Lord, and the result of all these characteristics was that Lester Sumrall worked to advance the gospel for a staggering 65 years. A leader. This giant of Pentecostal circles never saw himself that way, preferring to steamroll through projects God had for him. From his (hilarious) beginnings as a teenage preacher staring at a roomful of bemused farmers, to his final work as director of a global outreach, Sumrall lived with no regrets. This look at his life is by turns funny, poignant, and inspiring. In this day of denominational partnership, which Sumrall would no doubt have loved, Christians of all background will enjoy the passion and power of a most remarkable life. Sumrall passed away in 1996, but not before preparing the ministry for the even. He worked to the last to feed souls and bodies, the passions of his extraordinary life.
An extraordinary biography of an extraordinary man An important historical look at a pillar of Pentecostalism Built-in audience among charismatics and evangelicals Filled with photos and incredible tales of ministry An epilogue of the continuing ministry of Lester Sumrall has been added by his son, Stephen. Few evangelists have seen as much of the world as Lester Sumrall witnessed -- and witnessed to. When he died in 1996, Sumrall had spent 65 years serving the Lord, and this thoroughly entertaining biography examines the life of one of the most colorful preachers of the 20th century.
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