This article seeks to present the importance of studying lesser known leaders in American Evangelicalism by looking into the life, conversion, and ministry of Dr. Louis Henry Ziemer. Not only was his ministry as a Christian Missionary Alliance pastor extensive, but his life and conversion story highlight some of the most controversial and highly debated issues regarding salvation. Ziemer served as a pastor in the Lutheran church for many years, before he was placed on trial for heresy. As a result, Ziemer left the Lutheran church and joined the Christian Missionary Alliance. Through the examination of Ziemer's conversion and ministry both as a Lutheran and Christian Missionary Alliance pastor, it is clear to see that American Christian heritage is greatly impacted not only by well know religious leaders such as Jonathan Edwards and Charles Finney, but also greatly shaped by lesser known men who faithfully carried on the ministry and faith.
"Louis Henry Ziemer: A Journey of Faith,"
Bound Away: The Liberty Journal of History:
1, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/ljh/vol1/iss1/2