This book is a biography of Bishop J. Waskom Pickett and contains thorough documentation and extensive photographs. Bishop Pickett embodied the last generation of the missionaries of the great nineteenth and twentieth-century missionary movement from the West. This monumental biography highlights his conversion movement studies, his service to the poor and sick, relief work, interventions with presidents, senators, and ambassadors on behalf of India, and friendships with Nehru, Ambedkar, and other leaders of the new nation-in multifarious ways. Pickett was, by any measure, among the noteworthy missionaries of his century or any other. The Church Growth Movement in India had its beginning with the missionary activity of Bishop Pickett.