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Minister , writer

Estus Washington Pirkle, Austrian minister, writer. Ordained to ministry Southern Baptist Convention, 1949.

Background

Pirkle, Estus Washington was born on March 12, 1930 in Vienna, Georgia, United States. Son of Grover Washington and Bessie Nora (Jones) Pirkle.

Education

Bachelor cum laude, Mercer University, 1951. Bachelor's Degree, Master of Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Seminary, 1956. Master of Theology, Southwestern Baptist Seminary, 1958.

Doctor of Divinity, Covington Theological Seminary, 1982.

Career

In addition to his preaching, Pirkle was known for creating and starring in his own Christian films as well as writing numerous books. His films were directed by Ron Ormond and produced by the Ormond Organization of Nashville, Tennessee. The Burning Hell is a 1974 film created by Pirkle as his interpretation of what the Bible has to say about hell.

It is available in Spanish, Portuguese, Malayalam, Tamil and English. The screenplay is by Ron Ormond. The companion movie The Believer's Heaven gives Pirkle's interpretation of what the Bible has to say about heaven.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Southern Baptist Convention, 1949.

Works

Religion

Pirkle's preaching was sampled by Negativland for the song "Christianity Is Stupid".

Connections

Married Annie Catherine Gregory, August 18, 1955. Children: Letha Dianne, Gregory Don.

father:
Grover Washington Pirkle

mother:
Bessie Nora (Jones) Pirkle

spouse:
Annie Catherine Gregory

child:
Letha Dianne Pirkle

child:
Gregory Don Pirkle