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Colonel John Eidsmoe Coming to Living Word

This coming Sunday is "Sanctity of Human Life Sunday," a Sunday where we look at God as the creator and giver of all life and take a moment to remind ourselves of how precious life, beginning at conception, and continuing into all forms of life created in God's image, truly is.

We have the great pleasure of welcoming back Colonel John Eidsmoe to preach during our Sunday morning worship service as well as join us for adult Bible study following the service.

Colonel Eidsmoe boasts an incredibly impressive resume, which you'll see below, and we are extremely excited to welcome him back to Living Word.

Invite a friend and join us this Sunday!

Colonel John Eidsmoe

Colonel John Eidsmoe

John Eidsmoe is a retired Air Force Lt. Colonel and Alabama State Defense Force Colonel, and a graduate of the Air Command & Staff College and the Air War College. He is Professor of Law at the Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy and in his various teaching assignments his students have given him the Outstanding Professor Award or Prof of the Year Award five times.

He has served as Senior Staff Attorney with the Alabama Supreme Court and is currently Legal Counsel for the Foundation for Moral Law. He is an ordained pastor with the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations and serves on the Board of Lutherans for Life, on the Board of the Plymouth Rock Foundation, and on the Board of the Gospel Martial Arts Union, and is a constitutional attorney who has defended home schools, Christian schools, the right of students to study the Bible in public schools, and the right to display the Ten Commandments in the public arena.

He has authored 14 books, including Historical & Theological Foundations of Law, Christianity & the Constitution, God & Caesar, and Columbus & Cortez, and has produced numerous audio and video lecture albums including The Institute on the Constitution and Here I Stand: A Biblical Worldview for a New Millennium.

He holds seven academic degrees in law, theology, history, and political science.

A lifelong student of the Crusades, he is a Knight Commander and Chaplain for the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (smotj.org).

He is a Third Degree Black Belt with the American Taekwondo Foundation, a Fifth Degree Black Belt with the Gospel Martial Arts Union, and a Fifth Degree Black Belt with Black Belts of the Faith International.

Colonel Eidsmoe is an avid horseman and skier, and tries to get 8 hours of sleep every week.

He and his wife Marlene have been married since 1970, have three children (David, Kirsten, and Justin), and live in rural Pike Road, Alabama.


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Worship: Sundays at 9:00 AM | Christian Education: 10:30 AM