Hal Lindsey was born on November 23, 1929 in Houston, Texas. He is a popular American evangelist.
Hal’s Conversion Story
Hal gave his life to Christ in 1955 at the age of 26 after a shocking experience he calls “help from an unseen hand.” Before his conversion, Hal thinks that he was nothing better than a pagan despite his frequent visits to the church. In his search for Christ, he had been baptized on three different occasions in three different churches. After each baptism, he was disappointed by the fact that he still seemed to be the same Hal before getting baptized.
Hal soon forgot about Jesus after his third baptism. However, grace found him again during the Korean War when he got a job in New Orleans at the Coast Guard. One day, Hal decided to sail across the Mississippi River without adequate safety measures on his ship. There was no radar or signal alarm which made it difficult for him to sail across. Hal almost lost his life in an accident with another ship when an unseen force which he later believed to be the hand of God directed him to turn swiftly to a safer direction. This experience got Hal thinking again about the benefit of serving God.
His ordeal made him receptive to a friend’s advice about meeting a pastor who lived at the docks. Even though Reverend Robert Thieme wasn’t within his immediate area, Hal still made efforts to see him. It was after his meeting with the preacher that Hal gave his life completely to God.
This appeared to be the turning point in Hal’s life. Hal soon went to Dallas Theological Seminary to study the existence of God. He graduated with a Master of Theology Degree and specialized on the New Testament. While on campus, he joined other groups to minister the gospel. His experience in school as a preacher was a stepping stone for his call into pastoral work at the Tetelestai Christian Center in Torrance, California.
Hal is always pleased to let people know that he has no regrets choosing to run the Christian race as a writer and an evangelist. Some of his popular books include The Late Great Planet Earth (1970), The Road to Holocaust (1989), There is a New World Coming (1973, 1984), Apocalypse Code (1997), The Final Battle (1995), Satan is Alive and Here on Planet Earth (1972), Blood Moon (a novel of 1996), and Combat Faith (1999). People call him the Jeremiah of his generation because of his inspirational biblical prophecies.
Hal’s parents were Daisy Lee Freeman and Percy Lacy Lindsey. His mother must have contributed positively towards his life as a Christian by her constant efforts in making sure that her child always went to church as a little boy.
|Date of Birth:||23-11-1929|
|T.V. Show(s):||The Hal Lindsey Report|
|Birth Place:||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Alma Mater:||Dallas Theological Seminary, University of Houston|
|Profession:||Writer, Miscellaneous Crew|
|Net Worth:||42 million dollars.|