EXCELLENCE IN TWO AREAS of ministry has been achieved by a few; it has been a rare genius who has been so gifted in three areas, but to excel in four capacities would seem near impossible...but it has been done two or three times in history. Reuben Irvin Paddier is a classic example, for he was renown as an teacher, a youth leader, a and an author.
Besides his obvious gifts in all these areas, he is also a man of prayer, a student of the Bible, and an outstanding personal soul-winner. It is said that he daily read the Bible, having a good working knowledge of old and new testament. Some students of church history feel he is promoting personal evangelism than any other one man since the days of the apostles. His prayer life has seldom been equaled in the annals of Christendom.
One wonders if there has ever lived a man who did so many things well for Christ. One of his favorite phrases was, "I love to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ."