Welcome to CarlMcIntire.org
This website is presented to educate and inform the present generation (and the generations to come) of the great work God performed over the last two-thirds of the Twentieth Century in and through the ministry of the late Dr. Carl McIntire. This is not a tribute to a man. Rather, it is a reminder to us all of how God will use His Spirit-filled saints to serve their Savior for the good of His Kingdom.
It is our hope that as Christians consider the story of this struggle between good and evil in our world, they will be filled with a desire to serve our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ in every way humanly possible according to His revelaed will. It is our further hope that the lost who presently stand under God's wrath for their sin - in ignorance of the "so great salvation" offered through Jesus Christ alone - will be drawn to Him in saving faith and repentance for their sins.
A Brief Biographical Sketch
Dr. Carl McIntire was born on May 17, 1906 in the manse of the First Presbyterian Church of Upsilante, Michigan where his father was pastor. Dr. McIntire either founded or was an integral part of the Bible Presbyterian denomination in 1938, the American Council of Christian Churches, the International Council of Christian Churches, the Independent Board of Presbyterian Home and Foreign Missions, Faith Theological Seminary, and the Christian Beacon, a weekly newspaper. His radio broadcast was called the Twentieth Century Reformation Hour. Dr. McIntire went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2002.
A Longer Biographical Sketch
Taken from Dictionary of Christianity in America edited by Daniel G. Reid, Robert D. Linder, Bruce L. Shelley, harry S. Stout, and Craig A. Noll. Copyright © 1995 by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship of the USA. Used by permission of InterVarsity Press, PO Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60187. www.ivpress.com.
McIntire, Carl (1906 – ). Militant fundamentalist anti—communist. Born in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the son of a Presbyterian minister, McIntire was raised in a devout Christian home. During his childhood the family moved to Durant, Oklahoma, when McIntire grew up. Graduating from Park College, Parkville, Missouri, in 1927, McIntire attended Princeton University seminary, where he was a devoted student of J. Gresham Machen. When Machen and a group of conservatives left Princeton to form Westminster in 1929, McIntire followed them and graduated from Westminster in 1931. McIntire as an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. until he was defrocked by his presbytery in 1935 for his involvement in the conservative’s Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions.
In 1936 McIntire joined Machen in the newly founded church that eventually became known as the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Three years later, however, McIntire led a group that separated to form the Bible Presbyterian Church. Rigidly fundamentalist, McIntire and the Bible Presbyterians adopted dispensational, premillennialism, proscribed all consumption of alcohol and demanded strict separation from anyone not adhering to fundamentalist standards. The headquarters for this movement was Collingswood, New Jersey, where McIntire also pastored the local Bible Presbyterian Church, a congregation that numbered nearly 2,000 in the 1960s. McIntire, with Allan A. MacRae and J. Oliver Buswell, Jr. helped found the denomination’s Faith Theological Seminary in 1937.
In 1941 McIntire founded the American Council of Churches as a counter to the Federal Council of Churches, which he considered too liberal. McIntire refused to join the National Association of Evangelicals, organized the following year, because of what he considered its latitudinarian policies and its refusal to exclude members of the Federal Council. In 1948 he formed the International Council of Christian Churches to provide an international association of like-minded fundamentalists. When the Revised Standard Version of the Bible was published by the National Council of Churches in 1952, McIntire opposed it through numerous “Back to the Bible” rallies.
Like Billy James Hargis, McIntire became vociferous in his condemnation of Communism and his advocacy of patriotism during the McCarthy era, postures he maintained long after the Red Scare had dissipated. During the Viet Nam War his group led repeated Marches for Victory in Washington, D.C., supporting the war effort. Through his “Twentieth Century Reformation Hour,” a daily half-hour radio broadcast begun in 157, and his publication, Christian Beacon (1936-), McIntire disseminated his militant fundamentalism.
In 1963 McIntire purchased the Admiral Hotel at Cape May, New Jersey. Renaming it the Christian Admiral, he operated it as a Bible conference center and vacation hotel for his followers. There he also built Shelton College, a small Bible school. In 1971 he purchased a hotel and property at Cape Canaveral, Florida, which he also utilized for the same purposes and where he relocated Shelton College. By the 1980s, McIntire’s extremist views had fallen somewhat out of favor, even among devoted fundamentalists, and his institutions, notably Shelton College in Cape May, New Jersey, had run afoul of tax officials in both New Jersey and Florida. McIntire, however, still claims the loyalty of a core of devoted followers.
Navigating this Website
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