Archive for July 23rd, 2010

You teach a little by what you say. You teach most by what you are.

July 23, 2010

Henrietta Mears

Henrietta Cornelia Mears (October 23, 1890 – March 19, 1963) was a Christian educator and author who had a significant impact on evangelical Christianity in the 20th century.

She is best known for her work as Christian Education Director of First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, California. Literally hundreds of men and women came out of her Sunday School program into full-time Christian service. She was a gifted educator and was known as “Teacher” by those in her program.

Mears also founded Gospel Light, a publishing company, and Forest Home, a Christian conference center. Among the many she influenced were Bill Bright and his wife Vonette, and Billy Graham. Her book, What the Bible is All About, has sold over three million copies.[citation needed]

Miss Mears never married. She died in her sleep at her home near the UCLA campus.