Our blog is hosted by the PCA Historical Center, located in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Wayne Sparkman, director of the Historical Center, authored a few of the entries for our blog in 2012 and beginning in 2013 he will be the one writing most of the material posted here at This Day in Presbyterian History. Mr. Sparkman is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary (M.A.R.) and Covenant Theological Seminary (M.Div. and Th.M.). He has been the director of the PCA Historical Center since 1998 and maintains standing as a Certified Archivist.
Throughout 2012, most of the entries for this historical devotional were written by the Rev. Dr. David T. Myers. Now retired from the gospel ministry, Mr. Myers grew up in a Christian home and received Jesus as Lord and Savior at an early age. His father, the Rev. Dr. David K. Myers was one of a handful of Presbyterian ministers who was deposed for refusing to obey the Mandate of 1934 of the Presbyterian Church, USA to “cease and desist” from supporting the Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions. An original member of the Presbyterian Church of America in 1936, and then the Bible Presbyterian Church in 1938, the graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary in 1929 went on to serve his Lord and Savior as a pastor, evangelist, Army chaplain, and theological professor for 50 plus years. Growing up in that heritage, the author then has a real love for Presbyterian history. With his wife Carolyn, he served the Lord in Canada and the United States, planting three churches in the Midwest and two established churches in Pennsylvania, before retiring in 2004 to central Pennsylvania. He has one married daughter, and five grandsons.
[Note: David's father, the Rev. David K. Myers, wrote an autobiography titled Preaching on the Plains. For information on how to order a copy of this most interesting autobiography, click here. The table of contents, and later, several sample chapters, were posted here.]
But back to David T. Myers, he has a B.A. degree from Highland College, a M.Div from Faith Theological Seminary, and a D.Min from Covenant Theological Seminary. He has written two books on Christians of the Civil War, and a book on Reformed Worship. He offers this internet book on Presbyterianism to the Lord’s people in both pulpit and pew in Presbyterian and Reformed congregations in the United States.