|Short Name:||Oswald J. Smith|
|Full Name:||Smith, Oswald J., 1889-1986|
Oswald Jeffrey Smith (November 8, 1889 - January 25, 1986) was a Canadian pastor, author, and missions advocate. He founded The People's Church in Toronto in 1928. He was a leading force in * Fundamentalism in Canada.
Smith attended the Toronto Bible Training School, the Manitoba Presbyterian College in Winnipeg, and the McCormick Seminary in Chicago.Smith was ordained as a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Canada in 1918. however, he resigned from the Presbyterian Church, set up his own church in Toronto, which merged with a small Christian and Missionary Alliance congregation in 1921. In 1928, he started another independent church in Toronto, the People's Church. Using his base in Toronto for fundraising, he traveled the world to recruit missionaries
Over the course of eighty years he preached more than 12,000 sermons in 80 countries, wrote thirty-five books (with translations into 128 languages), as well as 1,200 poems, of which 100 have been set to music, including "Deeper and Deeper" (first line "Into the heart of Jesus").
Paul B. Smith was the son of Oswald J. Smith, and Senior Pastor of The People's Church from 1959–1994.
The official biography is Fire in His Bones, by Lois Neely.
David R. Elliott, "Knowing No Borders: Canadian Contributions to American Fundamentalism," in George A. Rawlyk and Mark A. Noll, eds., Amazing Grace: Evangelicalism in Australia, Britain, Canada, and the United States (1993).
Give Ye Them To Eat, Chicago: Russian Missionary Society (1918)
Voice of Hope, Toronto: Evangelical Publishers (1919)
Thou Art The Man, Toronto: Evangelical Publishers (1919)
Songs in the Night, Toronto: Alliance Tabernacle (1922)
The Man God Uses, New York: Christian Alliance Pub. Co. (1925)
The Baptism with the Holy Spirit, New York: Christian Alliance Pub. Co. (1925)
From Death to Life, New York: Christian Alliance Pub. Co. (1925)
The Revival We Need, New York: Christian Alliance Pub. Co. (1925)
Back to the Pentecost, New York: Christian Alliance Pub. Co. (1926)
Working With God, Toronto: Tabernacle Publishers (1926)
Is the Antichrist at Hand?, Toronto: Tabernacle Publishers (1926)
The Spirit-Filled Life, New York: Christian Alliance Pub. Co. (1927)
The Great Physician, New York: Christian Alliance Pub. Co. (1927)
Under a Pirate Flag and Other Stories, Chicago: Worldwide Christian Couriers (1928)
The Passion for Souls, Marshall, Morgan & Scott (1950)
The Challenge of Missions, London: Marshall, Morgan & Scott (1959)