At the age of twelve, Canadian born H. A. Ironside heard
Dwight L. Moody preach, but he did not trust Christ until two years later. His
own words, "I rested on the Word of God." From that moment on, the Word of God
seemed to be like a burning fire in his bones, and he gave his first public
testimony three nights later at a Salvation Army meeting. Shortly afterward, he
began preaching and became know as "the boy preacher of Los Angeles."
Although he had little formal education and was never ordained, he travelled for well over fifty years as a home missionary, evangelist, and Bible teacher. A prolific writer, he contributed regularly to various Christian periodicals and journals in addition to publishing over eighty books and pamphlets. His writings included addresses or commentaries on the entire New Testament, all of the prophetic books of the Old Testament, and a great many volumes on specific themes and subjects.
For some time he was with the Salvation Army but later joined the Plymouth Brethren. After 1924 he held meetings continually under the auspices of Moody Bible Institute, going often as visiting faculty to Dallas Theological Seminary. For eighteen years of ministry (1930-1948), he was pastor of the Moody Memorial Church in Chicago. He went to be with the Lord on January 16, 1951, while on a preaching tour in New Zealand.
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