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Thomas Todhunter Shields, 1873-1955

Written by: Unknown    Posted on: 03/17/2003

Category: Biographies

Source: CCN

Thomas Todhunter Shields 1873-1955 Canadian pastor. T.T. Shields was born in Bristol, England, the son of a Baptist minister. At an early age, he was con- verted to Christ during a revival meeting in his father's church. He was educated in British universities. After a few pastorates in England, he was called to the Jarvis Street Baptist Church in Toronto, Canada, in 1910, where he served for 45 years.         However, his service for Christ was not confined to the Jarvis Street Church, in that he was active in the fol- lowing capacities: vice-chairman of the Home Mission Board of the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec, president of the Baptist Union of North America, vice-president of the In- ternational Council of Christian Churches, president of the Union of Regular Baptist Churches of Ontario and Quebec, president of the Conservative Baptist Churches of Canada, president of the Canadian Council of Evangelical Christian Churches, and president of the Canadian Protestant League.         In 1927 Dr. Shields organized the Toronto Baptist Seminary. He also was the author of a number of Christian books. He was the leading exponent of fundamental Christian- ity in Canada, which caused him to be referred to as "the Spurgeon of Canada."

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