L. R. Shelton, Sr.
Motto: "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain" (Philippians 1:21)
Pastor Shelton took the pastorate of First Baptist Church, Algiers in 1927 and began to devote all his time and energy to evangelizing southeast Louisiana. After the Lord saved him in 1942, he tirelessly sought, through the means of radio and the printed page, the salvation of the souls of men everywhere. He preached "God's Word as it is, to men as they are" until his death in 1971. He founded the worldwide ministry of Radio Missions and the "The Old Puritan Press" which is still being carried on today. Pastor Shelton's messages are currently broadcast over more than 40 radio stations, and approximately 300 message titles are available in print for free distribution. He is also the author of several books.