One of my spiritual heros and role models is Charles Haddon Spurgeon. He was born June 19, 1834 at Kelvedon, County of Essex, England and he died on January 31, 1892. He was only 57 years old.
He was, without question, the greatest preacher in 20th century in the English speaking world. He was an evangelical Calvinist who pastored at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London for more than 30 years. Spurgeon was a great preacher, pastor, soul-winner and evangelist. He was also a great leader. Recently I had the joy of reading Spurgeon on Leadership by Larry J. Michael (Kregel, updated 2010). The book, as its sub-title notes, is intended to provide “key insights for Christian leaders from the Prince of Preachers.”
Twelve aspects of Spurgeon’s leadership are examined in 12 chapters with helpful summaries at the end of each chapter. What follows will be a 12 part series that highlights the insights of what Michael discovered in his study of this great servant of King Jesus. I was blessed. I pray you will be as well!