John Holt Rice (1777-1831) was born in Virginia to Presbyterian parents. He studied under William Graham at Liberty Hall Academy, and then under Archibald Alexander at Hampden-Sydney College. He was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1804, and planted the First Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia, in 1812. Active in theological education endeavors throughout his ministry, in 1824 he became the President of the Theological Seminary at Hampden-Sydney (soon known as Union Theological Seminary). He died just before his fifty-fourth birthday. In this booklet he opens up the heart of a pastor’s work, both in relation to other ministers and in relation to the Church in general. He concludes with a few words concerning the motivation of a pastor. Whether new or experienced, every pastor can benefit from this forgotten American Presbyterian forefather. A Foreword by Mr. Barry Waugh introduces Rice and his work to the reader.
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