Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood: Programs at Churches


Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood

Bringing history –
and his story –
to life!

Community/Miscellaneous Programs

libraries, parades, conventions, & more

School Programs

from kindergarten through university

Church Programs

for churches & other Christian organizations

"Running Abe"

"Fastest Abe in the West"

Forest Park Baptist Church (November 22, 2015)

 Note: Mr. Lincoln is now also offering "Virtual Visits"!

The story of Abraham Lincoln has special relevance to America's Christian community.  Therefore, when speaking at churches and other Christian organizations, Mr. Lincoln goes into greater depth regarding his religious beliefs and experiences.

Although raised in a Bible-believing, Christian home, Abe Lincoln was an admitted skeptic of the Christian faith as a young man.  Yet he was also a sincere seeker of the truth.  Then, at age 41, Mr. Lincoln was faced with a personal tragedy, one of many in his life.  Eddie, the Lincolns’ second son, died shortly before his fourth birthday.

At this time of loss, a minister challenged Mr. Lincoln to carefully study the Scriptures.  Upon doing so, the man known as "Honest Abe" became convinced of the truth of Christianity:

"It seems to me that nothing short of infinite wisdom could by any possibility have devised and given to men this excellent and perfect moral code.  It is suited to men in all conditions of life, and inculcates all the desire they owe to their Creator, to themselves, and to their fellow man."

Later, Abraham Lincoln served as President of the United States of America during our greatest national crisis, the Civil War.  During those extraordinarily difficult years, he continually sought the guidance and assistance of God.  He condemned American slavery for the moral evil which it was and sought to bring it to an end.  And he beseeched the Nation and her people to confess their sins, to submit themselves to God, and to call on Him for deliverance:

"It is fit and becoming in all people, at all times, to acknowledge and revere the Supreme Government of God; to bow in humble submission to his chastisement; to confess and deplore their sins and transgressions in the full conviction that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; and to pray, with all fervency and contrition for the pardon of their past offenses, and for a blessing upon their present and prospective action..." (Proclamation of a Day of Public Humiliation, Prayer, and Fasting; August 1861)

Mr. Lincoln also encouraged his own friends to embrace the Christian faith:

"I am profitably engaged in reading the Bible.  Take all of this Book on reason that you can, and the balance on faith, and you will live and die a happier man." (personal letter to Joshua Speed, a lifelong friend)

Mr. Lincoln is available to speak to your church, Christian school, or other gathering to share his story.  You will hear a personal account of the momentous events of his own life and of a crucial time in America's history.  As you listen, you will be challenged to move from skepticism to faith, to trust wholly in God, and to pray for our nation and her leaders.

Suggested occasions for a Lincoln visit include:

  • Thanksgiving Celebration in Spainchurch anniversaries

  • other special church events

  • prayer events

  • leadership events

  • Presidents' Day (February)

  • National Day of Prayer (May)

  • Memorial Day (May)

  • Independence Day (July)

  • International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition (August)

  • Veterans Day (November)

  • Thanksgiving Day (November)

  • International Day for the Abolition of Slavery (December).

Presentations are available either in English or Spanish.  In addition, limited presentations (mixed with English) are available in French and German.  That's right, after all these years Mr. Lincoln is now multi-lingual!


  • Churches: No set fee; any honorarium would be appreciated.

  • Schools: See fee schedule on main Programs page (note the possibility for discounts or reduced fees).

"I cannot begin to tell you how inspired I was by your speech/sermon.  Thank you SO much for coming to this celebration and church service!  I will remember your meaningful words for a long time.  God bless you Mr. President."

-- from a member of the congregation at a joint community church service in Illinois, 2015

Read more testimonials.

Check out my full list of appearances, as best I can remember. References: available upon request