(Posted earlier, revived due to the death of Nancy Reagan in March, 2016.)
Considering the degree of his impact, Missouri author and spokesman John Stormer is almost a well-kept secret. He is credited as being a major factor in the resurgence of the conservative movement of the last half of the 20th century.
Sitting toward the back of the Republican Presidential Convention of 1964, John found himself sitting beside then-actor Ronald Reagan. The man who was to become President of the United States took a quantity of John Stormer’s books, read them, was personally impacted, and distributed copies of them to others.
Would even every conservative agree with every one of John Stormer’s points? Of course not. We allow for variances of perspectives. But his “wake up call” to the nation did arouse millions, fueled and documented many concerns, and greatly contributed to pointing our nation to values that God blessed and that made us great. In contrast, to this day they serve in making us aware of the current “moral free-fall” of the United States of America.
On a lighter note, when John Stormer first married – and, dollar for dollar, money was about ten times more valuable than today – he purchased a nice house in Florissant (north St. Louis County), MO, for about $17,000. This was before he became a follower of Jesus. At that time he told his bride, Elizabeth, that if she would stay with him, someday they would live in a $50,000 home. “What I promised came true,” John said, “and we never moved!”
The Stormers now reside in Troy, MO, one-hour northwest of St. Louis.
For more, see www.libertybellpress.com, in 2013 celebrating its 50th anniversary.