Elmer Towns, the original compiler of “biggest church” lists in the 1960s, has spent more than 50 years visiting, interviewing, studying and writing about high-influence churches. The problem for most of us today is that we know only the recent crop. A lot of great insight can come from learning who influenced them, and how.
The title of the book makes a huge claim: The Ten Most Influential Churches of the Past Century: And How They Impact You Today. To tease your interest, I did this video interview the author about some of the then-and-now perspectives on the book.
I helped encourage Dr. Towns, who is also the co-founder of Liberty University, to write this very readable book, and I was privileged to co-write the foreword, along with my friend Ed Stetzer.
I’ve read, underlined and dog-eared pages from lots of Elmer Towns books, but his latest is a new treasure trove of insight about church innovation. Watch this video and decide for yourself!