The next was another Welsh man, Bryn Jones. What a preacher! But so different to Lloyd-Jones. He was certainly unafraid to use humour, but nevertheless brought you to God.
Mostly I heard him from large platforms before vast crowds at what we British call ‘Bible weeks’ where thousands camped in tents and caravans and gathered for vast meetings. He used the whole stage. One of the things I learnt from him was mobility and the use of action in telling a Bible story. There was a sense in which he acted it out. He played the parts. He drew you into the drama. So very helpful, especially in the large Bible week setting.
He also lived with a big vision. A make-it-happen man, Bryn caught people up in his vision. His preaching was a call to arms. He wasn’t simply explaining the Bible but had a passion to move God’s people into God’s purpose. His preaching galvanised a movement.
He was a man on a charge. Bryn’s preaching was not simply that of a Bible teacher, it demonstrated apostolic authority. People were not inclined to critique the preaching, they tended to volunteer for the campaign. He was a leader, calling the troops to action.
He influenced me greatly.
To be continued….