Myers, Stephen G.
The autobiography of Geoff Thomas and his ministry for over 50 years to the people of Aberystwyth and to the wider world. During Geoff’s time in Alfred Place Church he preached through (almost) every verse in the Bible.
Geoff received his theological training at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, where he was especially influenced by the teaching of Professors John Murray, Cornelius Van Til, and E.J. Young. Westminster awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2011.
In a day when self-promotion is common, this is the story of a ministry deliberately placed under the shadow of Jesus in order to have a wider impact than any man could.
Table of Contents:
3. My Hometown
4. Schools and a Church
5. University in Cardiff
6. Seminary Days, Philadelphia
7. Coming Home to Wales and Marriage 1964
8. Aberystwyth, a Small Town with Everything
9. Christianity in Aberystwyth in the 20th Century
10. Alfred Place Baptist Church (Independent)
11. Beginning as a Preacher
12. Key Friends and Formative Influences
13. Some Memorable Conversations
14. Some Special Christian Witness in Aberystwyth
Geoffrey Thomas was the pastor Alfred Place Baptist Church in Aberystwyth, Wales, for over 50 years. During that time Geoff preached through (almost) every word of the Bible. Geoff received his theological training at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, where he was especially influenced by the teaching of Professors John Murray, Cornelius Van Til, and E.J. Young. Westminster awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2011. Geoff is still a frequent conference speaker all over the world. He also holds the position of Visiting Professor of Historical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
“For fifty years, Geoff Thomas has been my mentor and friend. His weekly emails recounting details of encounters and observations are often priceless. If I were forced to list my top five preachers, his name would be there. As a young Christian at Aberystwyth University in Wales, his mentorship and care for me proved definitive. I would not be where I am today without his guiding, supportive hand. He has preached all over the world, met and kept extensive diary-like notes of conversations with thousands of people, remained in the one church for over half a century, and influenced generations of preachers. That he should write a self-deprecating autobiography is a measure of the heart of this man. His autobiography is a window into the evangelical/reformed church of the last seventy years and more. I predict that this book will be widely read and talked about for years to come.” — Derek W. H. Thomas