Driskill, J. Lawrence

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DRISKILL, J. Lawrence

DRISKILL, J. Lawrence. (Larry). American, b. 1920. Genres: Children's non-fiction, Cultural/Ethnic topics, Gerontology/Senior issues, Theology/Religion. Career: Presbyterian minister and author. Missionary to Japan (Osaka area), 1949-72; Highland Presbyterian Church, Maryville, TN, pastor, 1973-82; interim pastor at Madison Square Presbyterian Church, San Antonio, TX, 1973, Grace Presbyterian Church, Long Beach, CA, 1984-85, and Christ Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, CA, 1987-89; Nichigo (Japanesespeaking) pastor at First Presbyterian Church, Altadena, CA, 1990-99. Visiting professor, University of Dubuque seminary, 1961-62, and Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, 1972-73; part-time professor, Maryville College, 1974-75. Volunteer with Asian American churches in the Los Angeles area and mission advocate for the San Gabriel Presbytery. Publications: Mission Adventures in Many Lands, 1992; (with L.C. Driskill) Japan Diary of Cross-Cultural Mission, 1993; Mission Stories from Around the World, 1994; Cross-Cultural Marriages and the Church: Living the Global Neighborhood, 1995; Worldwide Mission Stories for Young People, 1996; (ed. and contrib.) Christmas Stories from Around the World, 1996; Adventures in Senior Living, 1997; (co-author) Kingship in the Bible and Japan's Emperor System, 1998. Address: 1420 Santo Domingo Ave, Duarte, CA 91010, U.S.A.