You can get a copy of these new and previously released biographical works by IPHC authors! From Plowboy to Pentecostal Bishop: The Life of J. H. King by Dr. Tony G. Moon, Fire Baptized: The Many Lives and Works of Benjamin Hardin Irwin A Biography and a Reader Dr. Vinson Synan and Dr. Daniel Woods as well as George Floyd Taylor: The Life of an Early Southern Pentecostal Leader by Dr. Stan York are available for purchase on Amazon.
From Plowboy to Pentecostal Bishop: The Life of J. H. King
Asbury Theological Seminary Series
Paperback – June 21, 2017
by Tony G. Moon (Author)
“From Plowboy to Pentecostal Bishop: The Life of J.H. King”Dr. Tony G. Moon’s biography of Bishop J. H King appears at an opportune juncture in the history of Pentecostal historiography. In recent years, scholars from around the world have “discovered” Bishop King and his seminal work as an early Pentecostal leader who was theologically highly educated for his time, place, and social location. Now, with Dr. Moon’s excellent and complete biography of his life, the stature of “the Pentecostal aristocrat” as a theologian, journalist, educator, and churchman will only grow and expand as newer generations get to know the man who defined what it meant to be a Pentecostal Bishop in the early days of the movement.
—From the Foreword by Vinson Synan, Dean Emeritus, Regent University School of Divinity; Interim Dean, Oral Roberts University College of Theology and Ministry
Fire Baptized: The Many Lives and Works of Benjamin Hardin Irwin A Biography and a Reader
Asbury Theology Seminary Series
Paperback – June 27, 2017
by Vinson Synan (Author), Daniel Woods (Author)
“For over a century Benjamin Hardin Irwin has been a shadowy figure in the history of late nineteenth century Holiness movements and early twentieth century Pentecostal movements in the United States. From writers such as J.H. King, we knew that in 1900 Irwin ignominiously left the movement he birthed, the Fire-
Baptized Holiness Church. But beyond that, very little was known of the life of this enigmatic man. However, after years of research bolstered by the accessibility of numerous sources otherwise unknown and inaccessible, noted Pentecostal scholars Dr. Vinson Synan and Dr. Dan Woods have provided a rich study of Irwin and his writings.”
Dr. A.D. Beacham, Jr.
General Superintendent and Presiding Bishop of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church
George Floyd Taylor: The Life of an Early Southern Pentecostal Leader
Paperback – July 10, 2013
On August 10, 1881, the hearts of James and Julia Taylor were relieved after a strenuous labor of seventy-three hours by the birth of their third child, George Floyd Taylor. As he recorded in his 1908 diary, “I am twenty-seven years old this day. How I thank God for allowing me to live this long. I am told that when I was born I was dead. After being rubbed in warm water one hour, I began to breathe. I was born on Wednesday, August 10, 1881. My mother told me that she never saw me until Saturday. Nobody ever thought that I would ever live. So, I feel worthy of a place in the world stall. Yet, I feel so greatful (sic) to God for this (sic) mercies to me! Glory! Indeed He is good! God has lead me greatly through these years! I am unable to enumerate His blessings. I thank Him for all of them.” Dr. Vinson Synan writes, “The most impressive fact about Taylor was that he overcame serious congenital disabilities to become an accomplished theologian, educator, author, missiologist, and editor. His work helped form the infant Pentecostal Holiness Church into one of the leading Pentecostal denominations in the world. What would have stymied a lesser man only caused Taylor to become more determined and persistent in his mission to excel in everything he attempted to do. This included enrolling at the University of North Carolina at the age of 48 here he earned the Master of Arts degree in 1929.”