W. Pink was born in Great Britain and immigrated to the U.S. to study
at Moody Bible Institute. He pastored churches in Colorado, California,
Kentucky, and South Carolina before becoming an itinerant Bible teacher
in 1919. He returned to his native land in 1934, taking up residence on
the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, in 1940, and remained there until his
death. Most of his works first appeared as articles in Studies in
Scriptures, a monthly magazine concerned solely with the exposition of
was virtually unknown and certainly unappreciated in his day.
Independent Bible study convinced him that much of modern evangelism
was defective. When Puritan and reformed books were generally
disregarded by the Church as a whole, he advanced the majority of their
principles with untiring zeal. The progressive spiritual decline of his
own nation (Britain) was to him the inevitable consequence of the
prevalence of a "gospel" that could neither wound (with conviction of
sin) nor heal (via regeneration).
from the Cyclopedia of Biblical,
Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature by Rev. John McClintock and
For a comprehensive biography, see The Life of Arthur W. Pink by Iain Murray (1981),
now updated. For a less complimentary 2-page view of his life, read Dan Philips' critique. But
please consider, if you read it, how Satan loves to silence Christian
voices by accusations of hypocrisy and unworthiness: only one is
perfect; only one is worthy; truth is true, regardless who speaks it.