Foster H. Shannon, Brief Biographical Note
Dr. Foster H. Shannon has served as pastor of Presbyterian churches in Omaha, Visalia,
San Jose, and Alhambra. He was honorably retired from Alhambra True Light
Presbyterian Church in August, 1998. He served as Interim Pastor for Arcadia
Presbyterian Church from 2000 to 2003. He serves as Interim Pastor for Alhambra True
Light Presbyterian since May, 2011. He continues as President of Green Leaf Press. He
is the author of seven books. His more recent books include. Seven Strong Reasons
Why You Should Believe In Jesus Christ, The Scroll With Seven Seals, and Why Are
These Presbyterian Churches Growing? The Shannons have two children, Doug and
Kathy and three grand children. In addition to hIs enjoyment of being with his wife,
Janis and his family, he enjoys swimming, biking, reading, listening to “good music” and
Dr. Foster H. Shannon is the founder & CEO of Green Leaf Press. After receiving his degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Political Science, Foster went on to obtain a Masters of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary with emphasis on church growth. His fifty years of ministry have given him a keen awareness of the literature needs of both churches and people.
His first book, The Growth Crisis in the American Church, was published in 1977. In 1981, along with two other pastors, Foster founded Green Leaf Press. He wanted to fill a niche that he felt was missing in publishing. As the ministry has evolved, it has focused on the four headings mentioned above. Some of the books originate with Green Leaf Press; many others come from a variety of publishers. Green Leaf Press is a ministry that wants to encourage Christians and others to watch less TV, and read books that will be enjoyable, informative, and upbuilding.
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Our books are chosen to help people grow in their knowledge of the Bible;
To help better understand God’s purposes through the church;
To equip one to speak more convincingly with those who have questions or objections about Christianity;
To encourage Christians to seek greater understanding of the scriptures, and to read books that would be helpful and inspiring – that they might not read unless someone called them to their attention.
They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green: (Jeremiah 17:8)
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