Anyone who has been into Pastor Toby’s office has probably noticed the large, framed portrait hanging on the wall. This portrait is of preacher who has had the largest impact on the thought and ministry of our pastor(s). This man is Charles Spurgeon, a Baptist pastor who lived in the nineteenth century (1834-1892).
Throughout his long ministry as pastor of the New Park Street Chapel / Metropolitan Tabernacle, Spurgeon laid a foundation of biblical, gospel-centered preaching, a commitment to truth, and the sweetness and supremacy of Jesus Christ. His ministry has had a widespread impact in his own time and country as well as around the world and long after his death.
We want to encourage you to invest some time in the deep joy and influence that has already made such a difference in the life of Toby. If you would like to read more about or from Spurgeon, we encourage you to see the wonderful biography Spurgeon: A New Biography by Arnold Dallimore or a short collection of Spurgeon’s sermons found in a little paperback entitled Christ’s Glorious Achievements by Charles Spurgeon. In addition, we highly recommend the hour long docu-drama entitled C.H. Spurgeon: The People’s Preacher. This video is a great introduction to the life and impact of a Baptist preacher from the past whose influence is still felt in pulpits in Henryville and around the world.