Sumner Wemp, at the age of 17, having never held a
Bible nor heard "Jesus loves me, this I know..." was invited to church by Gene
Gaskins. He went, heard the gospel for the first time, and after three weeks, accepted Christ. And he never got over it.
After college and
seminary, he enjoyed 13 wonderful and fruitful years of pastoring. In 1952 he wrote the
first of 25 gospel tracts and founded New Life Tract Society. Millions of his tracts have
been printed and given away. All the profits he received from his books
and tapes went to missions.
He served 8 wonderful years at Moody Bible Institute as Chairman of Evangelism, Pastor
of Theology and Director of Practical Christian Work. Then he became president of
Southeastern Bible College. After that he served with Dr. Jerry Falwell as Vice President
of Spiritual Affairs at Liberty University for 17 years.
Dr. Wemp held a B.A. degree from Samford University, a Th.M from Dallas Theological
Seminary, a D.Min from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a D.D. from California
Graduate School Of Theology.
His writings included
Teaching from the Tabernacle, a
128 page book of 8 printings; a 203 page book,
How on Earth Can I Be
Spiritual which is in its 15th printing and has been translated into Spanish
and Telegu in India. He also wrote
The Guide to Practical Pastoring, a
278-page hardback which has been published in the Romanian language, and a 60 page
booklet, Fishing for Men, with over 250,000 copies in
Approximately 200 of his articles were published in religious
periodicals. He also wrote for a soul-winning column for The Biblical Evangelist.
For the last
15 years of his life, he mentored 300 pastors, missionaries, and evangelists while
in "retirement" and still preached, into his mid 80s, almost every other weekend all over
the country. He also enjoyed challenging people with Jabezs
He went home to be with his Lord on Christmas Day, 2012.
In his absense, please continue to enjoy his
prayer, witnessing, ladies
articles and more! Enjoy your stay, and thank you for visiting.