Reuben Archer Torrey, 1856-1928, Minister
AUTHOR: Ruckman/ Unknown
PUBLISHED ON: March 17, 2003
PUBLISHED IN: Biographies

Reuben Archer Torrey
Congregationalist minister. R.A. Torrey was educated at Yale
University and Leipzig and Erlangen Universities in Germany.
In 1889 he was called to Chicago to supervise the Moody Bible
Institute and served as pastor of the Moody Memorial Church
until 1908. He toured the world, conducting evangelistic cam-
paigns with song leader Charles Alexander, holding meetings
in Tasmania, Australia, China, Japan, India, Canada, Britain,
Germany, and the United States.
        Torrey served as dean of the Bible Institute of Los
Angeles (Biola) from 1912 to 1924, and he was also pastor of
the Church of the Open Door in Los Angeles. He was the author
of more than 40 books on salvation, soul-winning, and

ARTIST’S NOTE: The blues emphasize the cool, scholarly ap-
proach of the man. The portrait, like his teaching, is clear,
cool, objective, and neat.

Ruckman ’65

Reuben Archer Torrey{SCT}

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