John H. Eastwood
|John H. Eastwood|
John & Shirley Eastwood, circa 1941
|Born||John H. Eastwood
May 12, 1911
Pawnee County, Nebraska
|Died||February 13, 2007
|Education||B.A. Tarkio College
D.D. Princeton Theological Seminary
|Spouse(s)||Shirley Eastwood (m. 1941–2007)
|Writings||Pastoral Counseling in the Parish Setting
Bees, Sparrows, Old Prince, and The Prince of Peace
The Wonder of Grace
|Offices held||Chaplain, United States Army Air Corps
John H. Eastwood (May 12, 1911 – February 13, 2007) was an author, seminary professor, army chaplain, and church pastor in the United States. He grew up in rural Nebraska and earned a Doctor of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1941. He served in the United States Army 464th Bombardment Group during World War II, starting at Herington Army Airfield and later in Italy. His final position was as the pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Hammond, Indiana, a church that he led to triple in size during his leadership.
- "Our future is made sacred by their sacrifice."--Chaplain John H. Eastwood to the 464th's surviving airmen just after V-E Day 1945
- God guard and guide us as we fly
- Through the great spaces of the sky;
- Be with us as we take to air
- In morning light and sunshine fair.
- Eternal Father, strong to save,
- Give us courage and make us brave;
- Protect us whereso'er we go,
- From shell and flak and fire and foe.
- Most loved member of our crew.
- Ride with us up in the blue.
- Direct our bombs upon the foe
- But shelter those whom Thou dost know.
- Keep us together on our way,
- Grant our work success today.
- Deliver us from hate and sin,
- And bring us safely down again.
- O God protect us as we fly
- Through lonely ways across the sky.
Eastwood published at least three books during his lifetime, all related to Christianity and Christian counseling.
|Pastoral Counseling in the Parish Setting||1981||hardback||236|
|Bees, Sparrows, Old Prince, and The Prince of Peace||1989||hardback||166|
|The Wonder of Grace||1995||hardback||172|
- Shepherd, Raymond F. On Wings of the Wind. pp. 62–64.
- "SEMINARY TO GIVE 71 DEGREES TODAY; Princeton Theological to Hold 129th Commencement". New York Times. May 13, 1941. Retrieved March 20, 2012.
- "The Last Sortie: John H. Eastwood". The 464th in WWII. Retrieved March 20, 2012.
- "The History of a People". Covenant Presbyterian Church. Retrieved March 20, 2012.
- "Church Triples Its Space". Chicago Tribune. November 26, 1961. Retrieved March 20, 2012.
- "My Father's Story: Staff Sgt. John T. Dempsey". Family Veterans of World War II. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
- "The Navy Hymn". United States Navy. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
- "For Our Morale: An Airman's Prayer". The 464th in WWII. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
- "Search Author: John H. Eastwood". Google Books. Retrieved September 24, 2012.