RICK SHERROD, PhD
SERIES OF TALKS ON
DR. RICK SHERROD's years in the field ministry, he began an
extensive and sustained investigation of the origins of the Anglo-Saxon people.
Drawing from his background as a research scholar in Modern British History (Ph.
D., Michigan State University, 1980) and his extensive travels through both the
British Isles and the Middle East, he laid the foundation for a series of
presentations on "Israel in Prophecy: Who and Where Are the Lost Ten
RICK SHERROD travels frequently on the weekends, making Sabbath-day visits to church
congregations throughout the United States. His typical inaugural visit includes
a morning hour and a half long sermon on "The Promise to Abraham and
Principles of Interpreting Prophecy," followed by a two hour and fifteen
minute bible study/slide show on "The 40 Pivotal Years." The latter
presentation explores the critical period of 1775-1815 A. D., a time during
which the foundation for the Anglo-American world dominance of the last two
centuries was laid. He has also visited various churches to present his bible
study/slide show "A Company of Nations," examining the remarkable rise
of the British Empire. He has also written indepth theses and papers on the
Sherrod is a long-time member of the Church of God and has served in the
ministry since 1986. During the mid-1980s, he worked at the church's world
headquarters where he taught and served as the principal of Imperial Schools
(grades 7-12) before taking a position in the field ministry in the
South-eastern United States (1986-1989). He has also worked with church youth
for more than a decade, not only in Youth Opportunities United and Youth
Educational Services offices, but as a central member of the Summer Educational
Program staff in Orr, Minnesota where he served as Assistant Camp Director from
1990, Dr. Sherrod became a faculty member at Ambassador University where he
taught history courses, including Western Civilisation, Ancient Israel, the
History of England, Modern European History, Renaissance and Reformation, and
Introduction to Middle Eastern Archaeology. He also taught U. S. history survey
at Tyler Junior College, and American During the World Wars at the University of
Texas at Tyler. When the consolidation of the Ambassador campuses occurred in
the summer of 1990, Dr. Sherrod moved from Pasadena, California to Big Sandy,
Texas where he served as associate professor of history and history department
chair for the following six academic years.
bible study/slide shows explore the connection between the modern British and
American people and the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel from antiquity. Presentations
will cover: the Abrahamic Covenant; the history of the idea of
British-Israelism; the Hermeneutics of prophecy; the captivity of the Northern
Kingdom at the hands of the Assyrians; the migrations of post-8th century B. C.
Israel; the "Seven Times" of Leviticus 26; the slow rise of the
Anglo-Saxon people from 1066 to 1775; the critical 40 years of 1775-1815; the
separation of Ephraim and Manasseh into the two greatest nations of the 19th and
20th centuries (Gen. 48); the economic fulfilment of the Gen. 49 prophecies
relevant to the modern-day descendants of Joseph; the dominance of the
Anglo-American people in the post-1815 A. D. world; and the relevance of the
modern-day identity of the Lost Ten Tribes to the Gospel of the Kingdom of God.
Sherrod makes his
visits to congregations in exchange for travel expenses being met. As a result
we are bringing him to Australia in late May/early June 1998. He will be
appearing in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
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Presentation Outline: The Abrahamic Promises
News Articles about the tour
Rick Sherrod tours
Australia on shoestring budget
By Craig White
Published in The Journal, June 1998, Issue 17
SYDNEY, Australia--They say you can't get blood
out of a stone, but the Friends of the Sabbath sponsored Rick Sherrod lecture
series proved otherwise. Mr. Sherrod, from Stephenville, Texas, frequently
lectures on his specialty, the United States and Britain in prophecy. His tour
down under was run on a shoestring budget, and the lecture series was more
successful than anyone expected, including Mr. Sherrod and myself.
The lecture series, organized chiefly by
nonordained members of the United Church of God with help from many others, had
the following objectives:
- To use these lecture series as a means
This proved successful with about two thirds of
attenders not having any background in the Churches of God. Mr. Sherrod was
also interviewed for an article in Coffs Harbour Advocate and by the Dr. Gordon
Moyes, host of Australia's most popular religious radio program, Sunday Night
- To revitalize interest in this key
doctrine after 12 years of neglect.
Members of the Churches of God appeared well
pleased with this series. Many said they found the lectures fascinating and
brought further proof for our Israel identity in addition to the traditional
- To build bridges with similar Churches
Members of the United Church of God, Global
Church of God, Church of God International, Church of God of Monrovia, Calif.,
Independent Church of God, Intercontinental Church of God, Christian Biblical
Church of God and unaligned Sabbatarians attended and appeared relaxed and
happy with each other. Global announced the lectures to their people, as did
some Worldwide Church of God pastors.
The following organizations and periodicals
permitted us to place announcements advertising the lectures in their mailings:
the United Church of God, the British-Israel World Federation, Christian
Educational Services, Servant's News, Faith in Australia magazine, The Journal:
News of the Churches of God, the Independent Church of God, Perspectives
magazine, Alert newsletter, Sabbath History newsletter, The Shofar newsletter,
Origins of Nations magazine and History Research Projects.
This should be seen in the context of Matthew
12:30; Mark 9:38-40; and Numbers 11:27-29.
In Coffs Harbour, a small Protestant group
actually arranged the hall for us since we did not have any contacts up there
to do it for us. They were so interested in Dr. Sherrod's lectures that, in
Sydney, they even videotaped the proceedings.
Before heading back to the United States, Dr.
Sherrod said that he found Australia to be "an utter delight in terms of
service that I have been able to contribute to the church. This is one of the
highlights of my career in the ministry. I am pleased that the turnout was as
large as it was; I did not anticipate as many outside of the Churches of
He said that in the United States at least 90
percent of his audience was from the UCG, and most or all of the rest were from
other Churches of God.
Approximate attendance figures were as follows:
Sydney Sabbath services 80, Saturday afternoon 185; Sunday morning 80; Sunday
afternoon 90; Canberra 56; Coffs Harbour 40; Brisbane Sabbath services 76;
Saturday afternoon 186; Toowoomba 50; Melbourne first night 120; second night
What to do next
In retrospect, a few things could be done
differently, including pushing harder for follow-up Bible lectures on a range
of topics to ensure that the non-Church of God visitors learn more about our
teachings in a methodical and sequential manner.
I would like to thank Kevin Watson for paying
for Dr. Sherrod's airfare and Peter and Vivienne Ellis for accommodating Dr.
Sherrod and his two daughters in Sydney; Graeme Marshall and the Brisbane
organizing committee; Walter and Cindy Steensby and Dale Heslin in Canberra;
Wayne Matthews in Melbourne; Kevin Shaw, Murray Allatt, Karen Allen, Doug and
Eve Gray and all others involved in any way with the arrangements; and the UCG
national council for supplying literature.
Rick Sherrod to speak on prophecy
Published in The Journal, May 1998, Issue 16
SYDNEY, Australia--Rick Sherrod, Ph.D., plans
to speak on "The Lost 10 Tribes of Israel in Prophecy" at several
locations in Australia in June.
Dr. Sherrod, an elder of the United Church of
God, an International Association, who lives in Stephenville, Texas, has done
extensive research into the origins of the British and American peoples. He is
coauthor of a booklet the UCG-AIA is said to be planning on the subject.
Topics of the presentations, which are
illustrated with slides, include "The American," "British
Peoples and Europe in Prophecy" and "The Commonwealth of Nations
Predicted in the Bible." The itinerary includes:
- Sydney: June 13 (Saturday), 2 p.m.,
Burwood RSL, Shaftesbury Road, Burwood. June 14 (Sunday), 11 a.m. and 2
p.m., same location. For more information, call (02) 9521 2251.
- Canberra: June 16 (Tuesday), 7:30
p.m., Hayden Allen Theatre, Australian National University. For more
details, call (02) 6254 3881.
- Coffs Harbour: June 17 (Wednesday),
7:30 p.m. For information call 1800 356 202.
- Brisbane: June 20 (Saturday), 2 p.m.
Auditorium, Queensland Cultural Centre, Southbank, South Brisbane; (07)
- Toowoomba: June 21 (Sunday), 2 p.m.,
Toowoomba State High School, corner of Stuart and North Streets, Mount
Lofty, Toowoomba; (07) 3807 6087.
- Melbourne: June 22 (Monday), June 23
(Tuesday), both days at 7:30 p.m. (Each presentation covers a different
topic.) For location, call (03) 9737 1150.