One Good Man: Rev. John Lamb Prichard's life of faith, service, and sacrifice
Rev. John Lamb Prichard spent his life following the dictates of his faith. From his initial entry to the ministry when he was a young carpenter in Camden, N.C., to his days at Wake Forest seminary school, to shepherding his early congregations in Danville and Lynchburg, Virginia, Prichard strove mightily to be worthy of his calling. But his most challenging days were spent at Wilmington, N.C.’s First Baptist Church during the dark time when America was torn apart by Civil War, and when a silent killer struck the city like a Biblical plague. Most of those who could flee the yellow fever epidemic of 1862 did. Some few, including John Lamb Prichard, stayed to minister to the needs of the legions of sick and dying. It was a decision that would cost him his life, but earn him immortality as a shining example of how to put ones faith into action. Originally published as a memoir in 1867, just five years after Prichard’s death, this classic account of one Christian soldier is both a gripping account of a dark time in North Carolina history, and a blueprint of how to have the courage of ones convictions.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR..
Rev. J. D. Hufham, D.D., was a contemporary of John Lamb Prichard, who earned his Doctor of Divitnity from Wake Forest College in 1857. Hufham was a publisher of the Biblical Recorder until 1867, when he became minister of a series of North Carolina Baptist churches.