F B Meyer

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F. B. Meyer

1847 - 1929

"LIFE'S MOTTO: "Make the most of me that can be made for Thy

One of the greatly loved preachers of his day, Frederick Brotherton Meyer was a pastor, author, Bible teacher
and evangelist. He was born in London
in 1847 and grew up in a Christian home.


attending Brighton College, he graduated from London University
in 1869 and completed his theological training at Regents Park
Baptist College


Meyer began pastoring in 1870, and in 1872 he
went to Priory Street Baptist Chapel. There he met D. L. Moody, who made
a lasting impression upon his life and taught him valuable spiritual
lessons. These two godly men formed a lifelong friendship.


1895 he went to Christ Church in London,
with only 100 attending. Within two years he was preaching regularly to
over 2,000. He remained there for fifteen years and then began a ministry
of conference preaching and evangelism, traveling to South Africa and the Far
on mission endeavors.


returned to England
to pastor for several years before he died in 1929.


for the most part, his pastorates were in England,
Dr. Meyer was a frequent visitor to the United
and Canada. At the age of 80, he
conducted his twelfth American preaching campaign, traveling more than
15,000 miles and addressing over 300 meetings.


his long and fruitful life, he preached more than 16,000 sermons. Said
one author: "The phrasing of [Meyer's] sermons was simple and
direct; he polished his discourses as an artist polishes a perfect stone.
There was always a glowing imagery in his words; his speech was pastoral,
lovely as an English valley washed in sunlight....In his day, great wars
raged. Those who went to hear him forgot the battles."


distinct feature of F. B. Meyer's ministry was his outcry against the
social evils of his day. Not only was he effective in the temperance
movement, but he was also responsible for the closing of over 500 houses
of prostitution. He also formed a prison aid society.


devoted student of God's Word, he was the author of over 40 books,
including Bible biographies (character studies), devotional commentaries,
sermon volumes and expository works. He also authored several pamphlets
and edited a number of magazines.


He had
great influence upon such giants of the Faith as J. Wilbur Chapman and
Charles H. Spurgeon. It was Spurgeon who said, "Meyer preaches as a
man who has seen God face to face."

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