Tom Meyer (Bible Memory Man)

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Tom Meyer
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Thomas Mitchell Meyer

(1976-05-09) May 9, 1976 (age 46)[citation needed]
EducationShasta Bible College and Graduate School
Jerusalem University College
Public speaker
EmployerShasta Bible College and Graduate School

Tom Meyer (born May 9, 1976), known as The Bible Memory Man,[1] is an American public speaker known for his ability to quote over 20 complete books of the Bible dramatically from memory.[2] His book The Memorization Study Bible (2018) is published by Master Books[3] and specifically facilitates the memorization of the Bible, a popular spiritual exercise for many Evangelical Christians.[4]

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.[5] From a young age, Meyer attended Grace Baptist Church at Lombard, IL.[citation needed] He became a Christian at that time.[citation needed] 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.[6]

Meyer was engaged to Sarah Oakes in Bethlehem[7] and in 2011 they got married.[8] They have 4 children[9] and live in Burlington, KY.[10]

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.[11] 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,[12] Shakespearean routine[13] to present the most famous book in the world in a whole new way.[14] Circa 2003, he met Jason Nightingale,[15] the now deceased[16] founder of Wordsower Ministries International. Intrigued by the two-fold work of stateside dramatic Bible recitations as sermons[17] and overseas mercy ministry to orphans and widows,[18] Meyer joined Nightingale's company[19] and began quoting the entire book of Revelation from memory.[20]

Meyer expanded to full-time public speaking in 2010, at which point he also began to teach at his alma mater, Shasta Bible College.[21] In 2022, he relocated his ministry to Kentucky to volunteer at the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter.[22] On October 11–15, 2022, Meyer and six other Christians from all walks of life quoted the entire New Testament from memory at the ICR Discovery Center in Texas. This was the first time in recorded history that such an endeavor has been accomplished.[23]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Meyer, Gatlin to perform at Living Word Drama". Zanesville Times Recorder. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Return of the Bible Memory Man". Community Newspaper Group. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  3. ^ Gryboski, Michael (June 28, 2016). "Man Who Memorized 20 Books of Bible Reveals Tips in New Book, 'The Memorization Study Bible'". Christian Post. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  4. ^ Torres, Hazel. "Bible memorisation secrets revealed: Man who can recite 20 books of Scripture shows his techniques in new book". Christian Today. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  5. ^ Constable, Burt (December 20, 2012). "Looking for Revelation as the World Ends? This Guy Nails It". Daily Herald. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  6. ^ Houck, Chris. "Recitation of Revelation slated for Sunday". Faribault Daily. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  7. ^ Ham, Ken. "From Jerusalem—and Bethlehem—with Love". Answers in Genesis. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  8. ^ Ham, Ken. "The Bible Memory Man". Answers in Genesis. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  9. ^ Ham, Ken. "If Memory Serves . . ". Answers in Genesis. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  10. ^ "Tom Meyer has memorized 20 books of the Bible and is bringing his mission to Creation Museum". Northern Kentucky Tribune. Retrieved June 20, 2022.
  11. ^ "The Word made sound: Speaker recites whole books of the Bible". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  12. ^ Grawey, Bob. "Bible Baptist hosts drama presentation of Bible". Hometown Source. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  13. ^ Salter Rodriguez, Rosa. "Bible performer to recite Peter's letter". Journal Gazette. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  14. ^ "The return of the Bible Memory Man". Red Bluff Daily News. January 26, 2018. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  15. ^ Gryboski, Michael (May 5, 2015). "Two Men Quote the Bible From Memory in 24 Hour Marathon to Raise Money for Nepal". Christian Post. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  16. ^ Meyer, Melissa (April 25, 2017). "REMEMBERING JASON NIGHTINGALE OF WORDSOWER INTERNATIONAL". GARBC. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  17. ^ Schapiro, Jeff (December 13, 2011). "'Wordsowers' Recite Entire Biblical Books From Memory". Christian Post. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  18. ^ Hintgen, Tom. "Woodland speaker talks about the importance of Bible memorization". Fergus Falls Journal. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  19. ^ Ham, Ken. "Celebrating a 20-Year Video Anniversary!". Answers in Genesis. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  20. ^ Dalman, Dennis (July 14, 2016). "Man to recite Book of Revelations in Rice". The News Leaders. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  21. ^ "Course offered on memorizing the Bible". Red Bluff Daily News. August 24, 2018. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  22. ^ "Man who memorized 20 books of the Bible to teach skill at Creation Museum". Christian Post. June 11, 2022. Retrieved June 20, 2022.
  23. ^ Kasko, Brittany. "Bible's New Testament to be spoken aloud from memory, word for word, at Texas event". Fox News. Retrieved December 22, 2022.

External links[edit]

Official website