Baptist clergyman; religious journalist.  Born– December 5, 1941, Birmingham. Parents– Wallace Boynton and Wilfred (Vassar) Henley. Married– Mary Irene Lambert, September 4, 1961. Children– Two. Education– Samford University, B.A.; graduate study at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1964-1965; Joint master’s program, Trinity Theological Seminary and Canterbury Christchurch University College. Ordained to the Baptist ministry, 1962; youth minister in Birmingham, 1963 and Fort Worth, Texas, 1964-66; pastor in Nuremburg, West Germany, 1966; public relations director, Mobile College, 1966-68; religious editor for Birmingham News, 1968-70; host of panel “Know Your News,” Alabama Educational Television, 1968-1970; assistant director of Cabinet Commission on Education, 1970-1971; staff assistant to president of the United States, 1971-1973 (helped to organize the White House Prayer Breakfast) ; pastor of Old Spanish Fort Baptist Church in Mobile, 1973-1977; pastor of  McElwain Baptist Church, Birmingham, 1978-86; 1986-present, Senior Associate Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Houston, TX. Received the R. S. Reynolds Award for Excellence in Religion Journalism, 1969; Green Eyeshade Award, 1970; Alabama Associated Press Award, 1973; Belhaven University Faculty Ambassador Award, 2014.


Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1973; Contemporary Authors online


Blessed Invasion:  Liberating an Occupied Planet.  Treasure House, 1997.

City Under The Sands. Wheaton, Ill.; Tyndale House Publishers, 1986.

Enter at Your Own Risk. Old Tappan, N.Y.; Revell, 1974.

Europe at the Crossroads. Westchester, Ill.; Good News, 1978.

Form or Frenzy?; The Balance of Power in Spiritual Dynamics. Houston, Tex.; Encourager Media, 1990.

Globequake;  Living in an Unshakeable Kingdom while the World Falls Apart.  Nashville:  Thomas Nelson, 2012.

Rebirth in Washington. Westchester, Ill.; Good News, 1977.

The Roman Solution. Wheaton, Ill.; Tyndale, 1984.

Spillover: War in Heaven.  Baker Books, 2014.

The White House Mystique. Old Tappan, N.J.; Revell, 1976.


Energy Zappers:  Dealing with People who Drain You Dry.  Grand Rapids, MI:  Baker Books, 2007.

God and Churchill:  How the Great Leader’s Sense of Divine Destiny Changed His Troubled World and Offers Hope for Ours.  Tyndale Momentum, 2015.

Revival! Revolution! Rebirth! World Ahead Press, 2016.


Tarbell’s Teacher’s Guide.  Revel, 1976.