Rev. Dr. Henry P. Silbor, a Great Commission Pastor

HENRY PALMEJAR SILBOR (1938-2010) was known as “a man of God worth emulating” pastor by his contemporaries and students. Silbor’s prominence was captivating throughout the archipelago of the Philippines: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Silbor’s life is an exemplary depiction of a Filipino Southern Baptist pastor, hence a good source of what it was, or howContinue reading “Rev. Dr. Henry P. Silbor, a Great Commission Pastor”

Corrie ten Boom’s Life Story

The family of ten Boom lived in Haarlem, Holland (Netherlands). They attended the Dutch Reformed Church. Cornelia Arnolda Johanna “Corrie” ten Boom’s father, Casper, was a well-known watchmaker throughout Europe. In later years, Corrie (1892-1983) also learned how to make watches; she became an expert in doing wristwatches. She was the first woman-licensed watchmaker inContinue reading “Corrie ten Boom’s Life Story”

George Muller’s Prayer Life Story

George Muller (1805-1898) was a prominent pastor during his time. But when he was still young, he was always in trouble. One time, his father, Johann Muller caught him getting some of his money. Johann saw that George kept it in his socks. Moreover, this young Muller usually spends his holidays in the jail. HeContinue reading “George Muller’s Prayer Life Story”

A Biographical Sketch of John Calvin (1509-1564)

John Calvin was born in Noyon, France on July 10, 1509. His parents were Gerard Cauvin and Jeanne. Gerard remarried after Calvin’s mother died. Still, young Calvin experienced and felt genuine motherly love from his stepmother. When Calvin was twelve years old, he got a benefice from the bishop of Noyon where his father worksContinue reading “A Biographical Sketch of John Calvin (1509-1564)”

A Biography of Charles Simeon (1759–1836)

Charles Simeon, the youngest son of Richard and Elizabeth Hutton, was born on September 24, 1759, in Reading, Berkshire.[1] Simeon’s father was a practicing attorney, while his mother, however, died soon after his birth. Simeon studied with his brothers, John and Edward, at Eton, who later became prominent in their fields respectively in the legalContinue reading “A Biography of Charles Simeon (1759–1836)”

A Biography of Richard Baxter (1615-1691)

Richard Baxter was born on November 12, 1615, in Rowton, Shropshire, England.[1] His parents were Richard and Beatrice. Baxter’s life as a kid was not that decent. His basic education was a disappointment; he had four different schoolmasters who were oblivious, two of whom were immoral.[2] Still, Baxter’s spirituality was not left out. Richard, hisContinue reading “A Biography of Richard Baxter (1615-1691)”

Biography of Richard Sibbes (1577-1635)

Richard Sibbes was born in Tostock, Suffolk, four miles from Bury St. Edmunds, in 1577.[1] He is the eldest son of Paul Sibbes and Joane. His father was a wheelwright who hoped Sibbes would be in the same field of occupation. Instead of following the footsteps of his father, young Sibbes, out of love forContinue reading “Biography of Richard Sibbes (1577-1635)”

A Biographical Sketch of Thomas Manton (1620-1677)

Thomas Manton was born in 1620 at Lydeard St. Lawrence, Somerset.[1] Manton spent most of his life in Oxford for his studies and London for ministry. Many remembered Manton as “the king of preachers” during his lifetime. Even the prince of preachers Charles Spurgeon (d. 1892) commended Manton’s sermons on Psalm 199; he said, “ThereContinue reading “A Biographical Sketch of Thomas Manton (1620-1677)”