A. T. Pierson
Conditions of Answered Prayer
Arthur (A. T.) Pierson was born on March 6, 1837 in New York City. The 9th of 10 children, he was ordained as a Presbyterian minister at the age of 23, and became well known as a pastor and author. Much of the attention given him was due to his appeals for missions, particularly through a book entitled: "The Crisis of Missions." When Charles Spurgeon died, he was asked to fill the pulpit of the Metropolitan Tabernacle for two years, though he hadn't yet been baptized by immersion—a requirement of the Baptist church. During his lifetime he wrote over 50 books and preached over 13,000 sermons. He also write a well-known biography on George Müller who became a close friend over time. He died in 1911.