J.W. "Bill" Lehman
is the featured speaker and author here at Sermons
of Hope. Following service as an American pilot in
World War II, Bill returned to his native South Dakota
to discover his bride, Rose, had become a Christian
in his absence. Intent on proving Rose's new found
religion a farce, he soon studied himself into her
church, enrolling in college to study for the ministry.
has served as a missionary in Rwanda, Africa and pastored
in several areas of North America. He also served as
a revivalist and a "pastor's pastor" in Canada.
Even after his retirement in 1985, Bill continued in
the ministry, speaking and counseling, until his death
in July, 2001.
sermons and books on this web site were inspired by
Bill's love for Jesus and his prayerful study of the
Scriptures. Bill had a real heart love for people,
and he longed to see them respond to pleadings of our
Heavenly Father: "My son, give me thine heart
..." Proverbs 23:26.