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W. E.  McCumber served the Church of the Nazarene for over 69 years as preacher, college professor, revivalist, conference speaker, radio speaker, writer and magazine editor.  On December 18, 2010 he suffered a massive stroke and never recovered. He was a wonderful, loving father and husband and he is greatly missed. 
This site is dedicated to his memory.


New Material

readerMost of the new material being added is in PDF format.  PDF readers are found on most computers, but if you need the software, you can get a free copy here
The material presented on this site may be used and reproduced with due respect to the memory of the author. 

We're Back

blmAfter my father's death in 2010  I  committed to maintaining the web site I had created for his ministry. However, for various reasons I have not kept that commitment.  I will resume the project. I apologize to those who visited the site expecting to find updated material. New material coming.

Books Available

billThere are several of Dad's books still available. All books listed on this page are $10 + shipping unless otherwise stated and may be purchased from:
Bill McCumber
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Afirst sermons the family gathered to take care of final arrangements for my dad, we began to reflect on his life and the influence he had on so many people. Going through his things was exceptionally tough as the memories brought tears, laughter and the emotional roller coaster that comes to those who have lost someone dear. We exchanged stories and memories of Dad and were comforted by the experience. We were overwhelmed with the volume of writing we encountered - articles, devotionals, studies, poems and manuscripts. There were hundreds of disks, mountains of written material and a few unfinished projects. I pictured Dad at his computer, creating something new- always writing, always reading. He was such a humble man, never boasting of his work but producing things he hoped would help those in their journey through life. I was amazed at the manuscripts that I knew would never be published. It seemed such a waste of talent to write something others would never see. The last few months of his life were filled with new endeavors and he wrote and preached until he died. So many of his poems were about the woman he loved for over 68 years, my mother, the inspiration for his work, his accomplishments, his very life. They were a team for the ages. We will surely miss him, but I am thankful for the memories, for his dedication to the God he loved, for his example as a father and husband and for the creative genius that produced the wonderful, inspiring writing from a man who was totally sold out to the Lord. What a heritage I have, what a Savior I serve.

Tribute To Dad


Brief BIO
  • Born in Wheeling, Missouri, 11/6/1923 and reared in Miami, Florida.
  • Marriage: Doris M. Wheeler. Five children. 13 grandchildren. 13 great-grandchildren.
  • Education: A. B. and M. A. degrees from Pasadena College (now Point Loma Nazarene University). Honorary D. D. from Trevecca Nazarene College (now Trevecca Nazarene University). Graduate studies at Columbia Theological Seminary.
  • Pastor: 35 years in Florida, Georgia, and Massachusetts.
  • Teacher: Pasadena College (5 years); Eastern Nazarene College (4 years).
    Editor: Herald of Holiness (13 years).
  • Radio Speaker: Showers of Blessing (7 years).
  • Revivalist, Conference Speaker, throughout U. S., in Canada, Mexico, and Belize.
  • Writer: 24 books, hundreds of articles.
  • Served since 2/1/2004 as pastor of First Church of the Nazarene of Gainesville, Georgia.
  • Went to be with the Lord Dec 20, 2010
By Brother Bill
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Although not all of Brother Bill's books are available, many can be found in places like Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other online outlets.  Just search WE McCumber and you will find a listing with availability.


X & O Devotionals

When Dad first told us about the X and O  characters he had created, I thought perhaps he had lost his brilliant mind, but when I took the time to really see them for what they were, I realized he had something special indeed. Please visit the X&O Devotional page for a serious look at life with a humorous delivery.

W.E. McCumber Center

Gainesville First Church of there Nazarene will begin soon on the construction of an outreach center and will name it after W.E. McCumber in his memory. Take a look at the renderings for this addition to the church.