Christian Biography

Biography of Warren W. Wiersbe

Warren W. Wiersbe Biography

Biography of Warren W. Wiersbe

Biography of Warren W. Wiersbe

Warren W. Wiersbe Biography

Warren W. Wiersbe is an American Christian clergyman, Bible teacher, excellent speaker, and iconic writer of Christian works. He was born on May 16, 1929, and went to be with the Lord on May 2, 2019. He was a pastor at Moody Church in Chicago between 1971 to 1978.

Early Life

He is the youngest of four children of Fred and Gladys Wiersbe. Warren went to Washington High School in East Chicago where he became born again at a programme – Youth for Christ rally in 1945. After High School, Warren went to Indiana University in Indianapolis, Roosevelt University and also finished from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1953.


Warren was ordained as a pastor of Central Baptist Church in 1951 while he was attending the seminary and he served until 1957. He was Director of The Literature Division for Youth for Christ International between 1957 to 1961. He was the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church of Covington, Kentucky south of Cincinnati, Ohio. The church grew from a congregation of about eight hundred to a congregation of two thousand. They had to build a new church to accommodate the growth. People from Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky were coming to the church.

His sermons were broadcast as theCalvary Hour on a local Cincinnati radio station. He was a pastor at Moddy Chicago’s Church. For the period of 1978 and 1982, he taught as a theology teacher at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and prepared course materials.

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Between the years 1980 to 1992, he went to work for the Back to the Bible radio broadcast and replaced Theodore Epp as general director for the rest of his time there.

He started as a Writer in Residence in 1995 at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Renowned Professor of Preaching at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He was a contributing editor to Baker Book House and he wrote more than 150 books in total.

Marital Status and Death

He was married to Betty Warren on June 20, 1953, and the couple had four children. Warren died on May 2, 2019, at the age of 89.


  • 52 workable junior high programs, with Ted W. Engstrom (1960)
  • Be a real teenager! (1965)
  • Creative Christian Living (1967)
  • Thoughts for men on the move; strength for the journey (1970)
  • Be Real (1972)
  • When pastors wonder how, with Howard F. Sugden (1973)
  • Be successful – 1 Samuel (1973)
  • Be joyful; a practical study of Philippians (1974)
  • William Culbertson: A Man of God (1974)
  • Be free: an expository study of Galatians (1975)
  • Be rich: are you losing the things that money can’t buy? : An expository study of the Epistle to the Ephesians (1976)
  • His name is Wonderful (1976, 1984)
  • Live like a king: making the Beatitudes work in daily life (1976)
  • Walking with the giants: a minister’s guide to good reading and great preaching (1976)
  • Treasury of the World’s great sermons, compilation (1977)
  • Be right: an expository study of Romans (1977)
  • Best of A. W. Tozer: 52 favorite chapters, compilation of works by Aiden Wilson Tozer, 1897-1963 (1978)
  • 5 secrets of living (1978)
  • Be mature: an expository study of the Epistle of James (1978)
  • Be Ready (1979)
  • Meet yourself in the parables (1979)
  • Strategy of Satan: how to detect and defeat him (1979)
  • Annotated Pilgrim’s Progress / by John Bunyan; with helpful notes, essays on the life and times of John Bunyan, and an index to persons and places and what they mean (1980)
  • Listening to the Giants: A Guide to Good Reading and Great Preaching, with sketches by Amy Van Martin (1980)
  • Meet Your King (1980)
  • Anthology of Jesus, arranged and selected by Sir James Marchant, edited (1981)
  • Be Complete (1981)
  • Be faithful: it’s always too soon to quit! : an expository study of the Pastoral Epistles, 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus (1981)
  • Be Challenged (1982)
  • Be confident: An expository study of the Epistle to the Hebrews (1982)
  • Be hopeful (1982)
  • Listen! Jesus is praying: an expository study of John 17 (1982)
  • Key Words of the Christian Life (1982)
  • Be wise: an expository study of 1 Corinthians (1983)
  • Expository Outlines on the New Testament
  • Making sense of the ministry, with David Wiersbe (1983)
  • Meet yourself in the Psalms (1983)
  • Classic sermons on suffering, compilation (1984)
  • Steps of faith: the NIV New Testament for growing Christians, compilation (1984)
  • Be alert(1984)
  • Victorious Christians You Should Know (1984)
  • Why us?: when bad things happen to God’s people (1984)
  • Wycliffe handbook of preaching and preachers, with Lloyd M. Perry (1984)
  • Classic sermons on faith and doubt, compilation (1985)
  • Be victorious (1985)
  • Comforting the bereaved, with David W. Wiersbe (1985)
  • Be Compassionate (1988)
  • Run with the winners (1985)
  • Be What You Are (1988)
  • Be Patient: An Old Testament Study – Job (1991)
  • With the Word: The chapter-by-chapter Bible Handbook (1991)
  • Be Comforted: Feeling Secure in the Arms of God: an Old Testament study Isaiah (1992)
  • On being a servant of God (1993)
  • Be Decisive: Taking a Stand for the Truth-Jeremiah (1995)
  • Be Heroic: Demonstrating Bravery by Your Walk – Ezra, Haggai, Zechariah (1997) Victor Books
  • Be Obedient: Abraham (2001) Scripture Press
  • Be God’s Guest: Feasts of Leviticus 23, The Good News Broadcasting Association, 1992.


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