Oliver Smith – “Two Whosoevers” (6 minutes)

Oliver Smith – “Two Whosoevers” (6 minutes)

In 1957, three years before his homecall, Oliver Smith (1883-1960) rose to his feet at the Manchester Conference (Iowa, USA) and preached the gospel for six and a half minutes on “two whosoevers”, from John 3:16 and Rev 20:15. Mr Smith was a uniquely effective and tireless labourer in the gospel who saw many hundreds of souls saved and numerous assemblies planted in Iowa (USA) in the first half of the 20th century. (You can read his biography here). There are very few extant recordings of Oliver Smith, but these six minutes will give you a flavour of the preaching of a true evangelist and ‘soul-winner’, the fruit of whose labours continue to this day. Mr Smith engaged in a number of “‘unusual” evangelistic methods…including hand-painting Bible verses onto his cars, hand-painting Bible verses onto rocks on the side of roads, throwing gospel tracts out of the window of his car  onto people’s driveways (in country areas) rolled up in short slices of hosepipe. He would mend ladies’ sewing machines and help men in the fields gathering in their harvest all in an attempt to get them “out to meeting”.