May 24, 1878, Buffalo, New York.

October 5, 1969, Bronxville, New York.

Paint Creek Cemetery, Goodison, Michigan.


Fosdick attended Colgate University, Union Theological Seminary, and Columbia University. Ordained in 1903, he pastored at the First Baptist Church in Montclair, New Jersey, from 1904 to 1915. At Union Theological Seminary, he lectured on Baptist principles and homiletics (1908-15) and was professor of practical theology (1915-46). He also found time to serve as associate minister at the First Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, New York (1919-25), and pastor of Park Avenue Baptist Church (later renamed to Riverside Church) (1929-46). His picture was on the cover of Time magazine, September 21, 1925. His works include:

  1. God of Grace and God of Glory
  2. O God, in Restless Living
  3. O God, Who to a Loyal Home
  4. Prince of Peace His Banner Spreads, The