In this autobiography of a Christian minister, Fred R. Zimmerman tells the story of his life on the stage of world events that affected him either directly or indirectly. Born to be a minister, he first became aware of his calling early on in his boyhood. Orphaned at eighteen months during the flu pandemic of 1918-19, he was fortunate enough to be adopted by a childless couple. In their capacity as committed church-going Christians, he was wisely nurtured in his mission to become a minister. During his college and seminary years, crises accompanying this destiny began to arise. As his ministry developed through the years, destiny and decision became the yoke (Matthew 11:27-30) under which he exercised the burden of being a pastor. This is therefore a story not primarily of a person but of a God-appointed ministry.
Chapter One Birth, Adoption, Schooling in Owosso, Michigan 1917-1935 Chapter Two Elmhurst College, Eden Theological Seminary 1935-1941 Chapter Three West Salem, Ohio, St. John's Switzer Ministry 1941-1954 Chapter Four Emmanuel Church-Sandusky, Ohio 1954-1962 Chapter Five Defiance College, Ohio, Ministry 1962-1975 Chapter Six College Hill-St. John's Baseline, Bloomville, Ohio 1975-1987 Chapter Seven Sylvania, Ohio, Retirement Ministry 1987-2003 Postscript References Index