About the Book
Charles Holder was a sacrificial, dedicated Gospel preacher who struggled through the American economic depression to carry the Gospel to people in the Sequatchie Valley and the surrounding areas. He preached for over fifty years but usually no more than fifty miles from his home. Though he was born in Tennessee, he was only in Nashville once, and that was to change trains. He never spoke on a Christian College Lectureship. He never asked brethren for any money for himself,
except once when his house burned. He never owned a buggy or automoble. He was determined to trust in the Lord to take care of him. He established several congregations in twenty counties of the three states that touched the Sequatchie Valley: Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia. Several people have thought that he was more like the Apostle Paul than anyone they knew.
Charles and his wife Mattie raised three good children and the Holders were well respected by the people who knew them.
About the Author
Preaching for a local congregation has been Ancil Jenkinsí primary work for over 50 years, working with eight congregations in six states. These churches have allowed him to be involved in short-term mission activities. Since 1966 he has served as director or speaker for over 20 foreign campaigns in seven countries.
His writing has produced a number of articles for national publications
as well as several tracts. His first book, Lord, Teach Us to Pray was his first work and was followed by Commentary on Mark; A. G. Freed: Biography of a Gentleman; Meditations from the Mountain; Help Me, Lord: Lessons From I & II Samuel; and Good Medicine. He is presently writing books on Luke and Ezekiel.
The study of Restoration History is a major interest of his, especially since his retirement. He is regularly called to lecture on this subject.