J. Roswell Flower: A Brief Biography by David K. Ringer,Wayne Warner

By David K. Ringer,Wayne Warner

J. Roswell Flower used to be adrift in his overdue young people. while he surrendered himself to Jesus Christ at age nineteen, his center came across a house within the Pentecostal circulation. quickly his brain used to be exhilarated through learning the Bible, church heritage, and theology. Slowly, he started to become aware of he was once referred to as to complete time ministry. Attracted by way of the statement of a practice to inspire larger cooperation between Pentecostal teams, he went to what proved to be the founding assembly of the final Council of the Assemblies of God. Flower was once elected as secretary of the hot association. He enjoyed the Council's guiding ideas of harmony, voluntary cooperation, and fellowship, which while safe the autonomy of neighborhood congregations. They guided his ministry for the following forty-six years as an area pastor, as a district superintendent, and as common secretary. Flower by no means wavered in his dedication to the classical Pentecostal doctrine of the baptism within the Holy Spirit. He spent a lot time within the final 20 years of his public ministry educating the rules and the denomination's place on Spirit-baptism to the recent generations of Assemblies of God formative years, either within the usa and abroad.

"As the final residing baby of Reverend J. Roswell Flower, I desire to exhibit my recognize for my father. His lifestyles incorporated elevating six young children, all of whom entered the ministry. His instance and management encouraged us and hundreds and hundreds extra. i'm thankful for this biography. David has captured my father's center of carrier. I belief that those that learn it's going to achieve a deeper appreciation of his lifestyles and contribution to the Christian religion round the world." --David W. Flower, Reverend

"Ringer advances the reason for early Pentecostal heritage via making the tale of J. R. Flower available either to a iteration for whom 'Flower' is known and to at least one as but unacquainted with this family's wealthy contribution."
--Lois E. Olena, D.Min. venture Coordinator, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

"David Ringer has written a compelling biography of J. Roswell Flower. Flower, possibly greater than the other, formed the long term path of the Assemblies of God. . . . I hugely suggest each minister and layperson within the Assemblies of God learn this book."
--George O. wooden, basic Superintendent, basic Council of the Assemblies of God

"David Ringer's biography of J. Roswell Flower is a amazing fulfillment. Ringer brings to existence this luminary of the formative part of the Assemblies of God via a sympathetic exposition of Flower's writings and accomplishments as an educator, ecumenist, denominational chief, and minister of the Word."
--Eric N. Newberg, Professor of Theological and ancient reviews, Oral Roberts University

"Here is the biography of J. Roswell Flower, whose very identify has emerge as synonymous with the Assemblies of God. . . . this can be a must-read for all scholars of early 20th century Christian history."
--Stanley M. Burgess, writer; Professor Emeritus of non secular experiences, Missouri nation University

David okay. Ringer retired from university of the Ozarks in 2014. formerly, Ringer taught at Oral Roberts collage. He holds levels from the collage of Chicago and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

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