Tom Meyer (Bible Memory Man)

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Tom Meyer
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Born
Thomas Mitchell Meyer

(1976-05-09) May 9, 1976 (age 43)
EducationShasta Bible College and Graduate School
Jerusalem University College
OccupationProfessor
Author
Public Speaker
EmployerShasta Bible College and Graduate School
Wordsower International Ministries
Spouse(s)
Sarah Oakes (m. 2011)
Children4
Websitethebiblememoryman.com

Tom "The Bible Memory Man"[1] Meyer (born May 9, 1976) is a nationally known[2] American speaker,[3] college professor,[4] Bible memorization expert,[5] and author.[6] He is best known as The Bible Memory Man because of his unique ability to quote over 20 complete books of the Bible dramatically from memory.[7] Although he is often mischaracterized as having the entire Bible memorized.[8] His book The Memorization Study Bible (2018) is published by Master Books[9] and is the only Study Bible which specifically facilitates the memorization of the Bible, a popular spiritual exercise for many Evangelical Christians.[10]

Family and Education[edit]

Meyer was born in Elmhurst, IL on Mother's Day, May 9, 1976 to Tom and Deborah (Whitehead) Meyer. He is the oldest of four children.[11] From a young age, Meyer attended Grace Baptist Church of Lombard, IL. He became a Christian at that time. At the age of 26, Meyer decided to pursue higher education. He attended Shasta Bible College and Graduate School in Redding, CA to earn his B.A. in Bible and Theology (2002-2006). At this point, Meyer determined to pursue his Biblical Studies abroad. He moved to Jerusalem, Israel for four years (2006-2010), during which he became the only person in the Institute's history to earn two master's degrees (Geography & Archaeology of Israel and Middle Eastern Culture & Religion) from Jerusalem University College in Jerusalem, Israel.[12] During his 1,000 day stay in the Holy Land and neighboring countries,[13] Meyer had such adventures as speaking the Bible from memory to Prime Minister Shimon Peres,[14] sailing the Nile River,[15] climbing Mount Sinai[16] and the Great Pyramid,[17] sifting the ruins of the Temple Mount[18] and meeting his future wife, not to mention seeing for himself the many locations made famous by the events of the Bible.[19] On Christmas Eve 2009, Meyer was engaged to Sarah Oakes in Bethlehem[20] and on the Day of Pentecost in 2011, he married Oakes at Christ Church in the Old City of Jerusalem.[21] They have 4 children[22] and live in Redding, CA.[23]

Career and Ministry[edit]

After graduating from Willowbrook High School in 1994, Meyer worked for his family's business, Meyer Paving in Maple Park, IL.[24] At age 26, Meyer left IL for college in CA, and shortly thereafter began to memorize and perform portions of the Bible as a one-man,[25] Shakespearean routine[26] to present the most famous book in the world in a whole new way.[27] Circa 2003, he met Jason Nightingale,[28] the now deceased[29] founder of Wordsower Ministries International. Intrigued by the two-fold work of stateside dramatic Bible recitations as sermons[30] and overseas mercy ministry to orphans and widows,[31] Meyer joined Nightingale's company[32] and began quoting the entire book of Revelation from memory.[33] Meyer, called a throwback[34] because he recites the Bible from heart like ancient Israelites did thousands of years ago,[35] has since recited the Bible from memory in over 30 states,[36] in front of actor and now friend Chuck Norris[37] and the President of Israel.[38] Meyer expanded to full-time public speaking in 2010, at which point he also began to teach at his alma mater, Shasta Bible College.[39] Meyer has appeared in numerous American TV,[40] newspaper,[41] and radio interviews[42] such as Fox News,[43] Moody Radio,[44] CBN,[45] and The Christian Post,[46] as well as being featured in International newspapers and radio shows in Uganda,[47] London,[48] the Netherlands,[49] Belgium,[50] South Korea,[51] Vietnam,[52] Portugal,[53] Germany,[54] and Spain.[55] He is an annual guest speaker at the Answers in Genesis Creation Museum[56] and tours the USA each summer with his family[57] to give his powerful presentations from coast to coast[58] and inspire Christians to memorize Scripture.[59]

Publications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meyer, Gatlin to perform at Living Word Drama". Zanesville Times Recorder. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Memorizing the Word: Speaker from the Holy Land to visit Auburn". Auburn Reporter. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  3. ^ Gaarder, Nancy. "Christian speaker Tom Meyer will perform from New Testament in Omaha". Omaha World Herald. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  4. ^ Zaimov, Stoyan. "'Wordsower' Bible Teacher: Memorizing Scripture Vital for Evangelism". Christian Post. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  5. ^ Gryboski, Michael. "Bible Memorization Expert Uses Car Accident as Opportunity to Share the Gospel With 20 First Responders". Christian Post. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  6. ^ "'Off the Cuff' with Wordsower, Tom Meyer". Journo News. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  7. ^ "The Return of the Bible Memory Man". Community Newspaper Group. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Man who has memorized the entire Bible in town March 17". Paso Robles Daily News. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  9. ^ Gryboski, Michael. "Man Who Memorized 20 Books of Bible Reveals Tips in New Book, 'The Memorization Study Bible'". Christian Post. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  10. ^ Torres, Hazel. "Bible memorisation secrets revealed: Man who can recite 20 books of Scripture shows his techniques in new book". Christian Today. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  11. ^ Constable, Burt. "Looking for Revelation as the World Ends? This Guy Nails It". Daily Herald. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  12. ^ Houck, Chris. "Recitation of Revelation slated for Sunday". Faribault Daily. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  13. ^ "The Memory Man coming Cambridge". Hometown Source. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Becoming a Living, Breathing Bible". Answers In Genesis. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  15. ^ Juns, Natalie. "Professor shares expertise on biblical history". Kane County Chronicle. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  16. ^ Thompson, Chip. "Bible archaeology conference scheduled". Red Bluff Daily. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Holy Land explorer to speak in South Lake Tahoe". South Tahoe Now. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  18. ^ "Bible archaeologist speaking in Redwood Valley". Ukiah Daily Journal. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  19. ^ "Class offered on Minor Prophet books of Old Testament". Red Bluff Daily News. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  20. ^ Ham, Ken. "From Jerusalem—and Bethlehem—with Love". Answers In Genesis. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  21. ^ Ham, Ken. "The Bible Memory Man". Answers in Genesis. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  22. ^ Ham, Ken. "If Memory Serves . . ". Answers In Genesis. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  23. ^ "Man will recite book of Revelation from memory in Tukwila on Sunday". Tukwila Reporter. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  24. ^ "The Word made sound: Speaker recites whole books of the Bible". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  25. ^ Grawey, Bob. "Bible Baptist hosts drama presentation of Bible". Hometown Source. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  26. ^ Salter Rodriguez, Rosa. "Bible performer to recite Peter's letter". Journal Gazette. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  27. ^ "The return of the Bible Memory Man". Red Bluff Daily News. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  28. ^ Gryboski, Michael. "Two Men Quote the Bible From Memory in 24 Hour Marathon to Raise Money for Nepal". Christian Post. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  29. ^ Meyer, Melissa. "REMEMBERING JASON NIGHTINGALE OF WORDSOWER INTERNATIONAL". GARBC. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  30. ^ Schapiro, Jeff. "'Wordsowers' Recite Entire Biblical Books From Memory". Christian Post. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  31. ^ Hintgen, Tom. "Woodland speaker talks about the importance of Bible memorization". Fergus Falls Journal. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  32. ^ Ham, Ken. "Celebrating a 20-Year Video Anniversary!". Answers In Genesis. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  33. ^ Dalman, Dennis. "Man to recite Book of Revelations in Rice". The News Leaders. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  34. ^ French, Rose. "On the religion beat: Book of Revelation from his memory". Star Tribune. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  35. ^ "Wordsower International Ministries and The Living Word Outdoor Drama work together". Coshocton Beacon Today. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  36. ^ "The return of the Bible Memory Man". Hometown Source. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  37. ^ "Bible Memory Man to speak at Weed Berean". Siskiyou Daily. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  38. ^ "The return of the Bible Memory Man". Jersey County Journal. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  39. ^ "Course offered on memorizing the Bible". Red Bluff Daily News. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  40. ^ Price, Kristin. "Man performs memorized chapters of the bible". KGET. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  41. ^ "Church to host Bible program". Huntington County. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  42. ^ "More Church Scandals". Stand Up for the Truth. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  43. ^ Gryboski, Michael. "Man Who Memorized 20 Books of Bible Reveals Tips". Fox News. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  44. ^ Parshall, Janet. "Hour 1: The Word and the World". Moody Radio. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  45. ^ Little, Steve. "Live w/ the Bible Memory Man". Facebook. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  46. ^ Gryboski, Michael. "Shasta Bible College Offers New Class Taught by Man Who Can Recite Books of the Bible From Memory". Christian Post. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  47. ^ "Man who memorized 20 books of Bible reveals tips". Ug Christian News. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  48. ^ "Inspirational Breakfast". Premier Christian Radio. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  49. ^ Seier, Korsets. "Bibel-pugging gjør comeback". Korsets Seier. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  50. ^ "Han lærer studentene å huske hele kapitler fra Bibelen". Vartland. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  51. ^ "성경 66권 모두 암송하는 남성, 대학교수 된다... 암송 비법은?". Christianity Daily. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  52. ^ "Người Đàn Ông Đọc Thuộc Lòng Toàn Bộ Cuốn Kinh Thánh". Hoithanh. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  53. ^ "Homens citam a Bíblia de cór em 24 horas para arrecadar dinheiro ao Nepal". Guiame. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  54. ^ "Trotz Totalschadens: Professor Tom Meyer nutzt Unfall zur Predigt". Live Net. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  55. ^ "EL HOMBRE QUE MEMORIZÓ 20 LIBROS DE LA BIBLIA REVELA COMO RETENER VERSÍCULOS". Actualidad Cristiana. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  56. ^ Ham, Ken. "The Return of the Bible Memory Man". Answers In Genesis. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  57. ^ "Memory man recites holy text by heart". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  58. ^ "'The Memory Man' Inspires Bible Memorization". Christian Broadcasting News. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  59. ^ ""Bible Memory Man" to quote Christmas story from memory at Valley Bible in Shafter". Bakersfield. Retrieved 23 March 2019.

External links[edit]

Official website