Sixty Miles to Be Baptized

The Life and Ministry of Elias Sias Central Michigan Restoration Pioneer 1833–1911

by Dr. James L. Amstutz



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/8/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 166
ISBN : 9781973650782
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 166
ISBN : 9781973650799

About the Book

In the last half of the nineteenth century, Central Michigan was coming to life. The logging industry brought many in search of employment. Settlers came from the east looking to make a new start. In addition to their belongings, they brought their religion. One man was determined to share his faith with all who would listen. Elias Sias would lead hundreds to Christ and start numerous Christian congregations until the day he died. He was a spiritual pioneer as well as a community leader.

About the Author

Jim Amstutz has been the Senior Minister of East Superior Christian Church in Alma, Michigan since 1998. He received his education from Great Lakes Christian College, B.R.E. (1987); Emmanuel School of Religion, M.Div. (1992); and Harding University Graduate School, D.Min. (2002). His passion for the Restoration Movement started early while growing up in north central Kentucky. Living an hour away from the Cane Ridge Meeting House Shrine in Paris, Kentucky, he made frequent trips to the shrine with his parents.

Serving in located ministry for over twenty five years, Dr. Amstutz has been dedicated to preaching and teaching the principles of the Restoration Movement in the congregations he has served. He has written articles for the Restoration Quarterly and the Christian Standard journals. In 2011 he wrote 100 Years of Faithful Service a history of East Superior Christian Church.