George Beauchamp Vick was
an influential pastor and Christian leader
who led in the development of the Baptist
Bible Fellowship International, a network
of Baptist pastors and churches with a presence
in more than 100 countries around the world.
He was born in Russellville, Kentucky, in
From 1950 until his death in 1975, he pastored
the Temple Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan,
where attendance numbered in the thousands,
and served as president of Baptist Bible College
(Springfield, MO), where the library now bears
His life and labors are documented
in the following sources:
Bartlett, Billy Vick. "G.
B. Vick: Organizer, Leader, Teacher, Preacher."
Fundamentalist Journal Sep. 1983: 32-35.
Melton, J. H. Clergyman of the Century. Vol.
1. Springfield, MO: Fellowship Publications,
Randall, Mike. G. B. Vick: His Life and Legacy.
Springfield, MO: Midwest Book Services, 1998.
"G. Beauchamp Vick: Founder and Leader
of the BBFI." Baptist Bible Tribune 15
Jan. 2000: 36-40.
"Vick, George Beauchamp." Religious
Leaders of America: A Biographical Guide to
Founders and Leaders of Religious Bodies,
Churches, and Spiritual Groups in North America.
Ed. J. Gordon Melton. 2nd ed. Detroit: Gale,
Vick, Joyce. From Victory to Victory: A Biography
of Dr. G. B. Vick. Akron, OH: Akron Baptist
Weber, Timothy P. "Vick, G. Beauchamp
(1901-1975)." Dictionary of Baptists
in America. Ed. Bill J. Leonard. Downers Grove,
IL: InterVarsity, 1994. 278-79.