HARRINGTON, BOB, 1927-2017


Evangelist; motivational speaker. Born– September 2, 1927, Sweetwater. Parents– Robert and Louise (Shoultz) Harrington. Married– Joyce Compton. Children– Two. Married–Zonnya. Married Rebecca Harris Birdwell, December 5, 1990. Education– Marion Military Institute; Auburn University; graduate of University of Alabama; study at New Orleans Baptist Seminary, 1961. Played football at both Auburn and Alabama. Served in U.S. Navy; worked in photography business in Tuscaloosa and insurance business in Mobile and Butler. In 1958, experienced a religious conversion in 1958 and immediately began preaching; ordained to Baptist ministry, 1961. Assistant pastor at the First Baptist Church of New Orleans. Preached in a chapel on Bourbon Street; became known as “The Chaplain of Bourbon Street.” Joined Eddie Martin Evangelistic Team; later, conducted independent evangelistic campaigns and a television ministry.  Successful motivational speaker in the 1980′s and 199o’s. Died July 4, 2017.


The Chaplain of Bourbon Street; obituary


Bring Them In. Nashville; Broadman, 1974.

Go-Go Preacher.  London:  Lakeland, 1969.

God’s Super Salesman.  Nashville, Broadman, 1970.

Just Flush It! Mansfield, TX:  Chaplain, Inc., 1997.

Motivating Men for the Master.  Nashville: Broadman, 1971.


Brother Bob:  The Wit and Wisdom of the Famous Chaplain of Bourbon Street.  Nashville:  Impact Books, 1970.

The Chaplain of Bourbon Street.  Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1969.

The Power of Balanced Living.  Clearwater, FL:  Harrington, 1983.