American Bible teacher and
pastor. Born May 22, 1868, William Reed Newell
attended Wooster (Ohio) College, graduating
in 1891. After studies at Princeton and Oberlin
Seminaries, he pastored the Bethesda Congregational
Church in Chicago until 1895, when Moody invited
him to become the assistant superintendent
of Moody Bible Institute under R.A. Torrey.
In this position Newell demonstrated his extraordinary
gift of Bible exposition. Great audiences
in Chicago, St. Louis and Toronto flocked
to hear his city-wide Bible classes, leading
to the publication of his widely-known commentaries,
especially Romans Verse-by-Verse, Hebrews
Verse-by-Verse, and The Book of Revelation.
During this period, Newell
wrote the beloved Gospel hymn At Calvary.
He was called into the presence of the One
he gladly owned as his King on April 1, 1956.
Few men have had a clearer grasp of the magnitude
of God's grace in Christ or have been able
to convey it with such lasting results.