A W Tozer

A. W. Tozer (1897-1963) was a pastor and author and was well known in evangelical circles both for his long and fruitful editorship of the Alliance Witness as well as his pastorate of one of the largest Alliance churches in the Chicago area.

"When he was 15 years old, Tozer's family moved to Akron, Ohio. One afternoon as he walked home from his job at Goodyear, he overheard a street preacher say, 'If you don't know how to be saved . . . just call on God.' When he got home, he climbed the narrow stairs to the attic where, heeding the preacher's advice, Tozer was launched into a lifelong pursuit of God.

"In 1919, without formal education, Tozer was called to pastor a small storefront church in Nutter Fort, West Virginia. That humble beginning thrust him and his new wife Ada Cecelia Pfautz, into a 44-year ministry with The Christian and Missionary Alliance. Thirty-one of those years were spent at Chicago's Southside Alliance Church." [1]


Selected works

  • The Pursuit of God
  • The Pursuit of Man
  • The Knowledge of the Holy: The Attributes of God, Their Meaning in the Christian Life
  • Whatever Happened to Worship
  • Keys to the Deeper Life


  • Lyle Dorsett, A Passion for God: The Spiritual Journey of A. W. Tozer. Moody, 2008. ISBN 0802481337

Online writings