Great leaders are very often great storytellers, and Dr. John W. Rawlings was no exception. In this biography, author Kaitlyn O. Rawlings tells the story of her great-grandfather, who rose from humble beginnings to become a prominent Baptist minister. His sermons and stories?shared with family, friends, and radio audiences?were convicting, inspiring, and funny. He had a tremendous impact on the Baptist church in America and was unique in his approach to ministry. His influence extended to the founding of Baptist Bible Fellowship, the International Baptist Network, and many youth camps and Bible colleges around the world. Most importantly, he brought many to Jesus Christ. The Reverend Jerry Falwell has called Rawlings his mentor and named him the ?Baptist of the twentieth century,? and Rawlings?s legacy is long and lasting, including humorous and heartwarming stories. This narrative explores that legacy, recalling his colorful exploits and unusual adventures in winning souls for Christ.