Harold Ockenga (1958)

Harold Ockenga preaches a sermon at the Appalachian Preaching Mission (APM) on Monday, February 10, 1958. Ockenga speaks on how Christians following God's Law can help bring order back to society.

Ockenga served as a pastor of Park Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts. He was also a leader of the New Evangelism movement of the mid-twentieth century.

In the original audio, music leader Dean Jacoby sings "It Took A Miracle" before the sermon. This has been removed due to copyright restrictions.

In the sermon, Ockenga references Matthew 22:34-40 and Romans 13:8-10.

Relevant documents attached below include a letter from Ockenga accepting to speak at the mission, a 1958 list of suggested speakers, and the 1958 Johnson City Preaching Mission brochure.

Audio, images, and documents courtesy of Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University, Appalachian Preaching Mission Records.