For over eight years, John D. Rankin served as minister and spiritual director of Unity Church of Christianity in Houston, Texas. Under his leadership a multi-million dollar campus was developed. The most notable feature of the campus is the Golden Pyramid Temple which conforms to the mathematical proportions and orientation of the Great Pyramid at Gizeh. During the last months of Dr. Rankin's ministry there, despite two services held each Sunday in the 600-seat sanctuary, scores of students could find places to sit only on the floor and many more were turned away at the doors.
John completed his Unity ministerial studies in 1963 and served churches in California and Florida before his years at Houston, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy, magna cum laude, from Northwest Nazarene College in Idaho. He later took special graduate studies in contemporary theology and homiletics at Berkeley Baptist Divinity School at Berkeley, California. He was also awarded an honory Doctorate in Divinity from the College of Divine Science in Los Angeles, California.
He is the author of several books, including What Unity Teaches and Mystic Keys of Hermes. He also recorded a cassette tape series released by Unity School of Christianity in 1977, The Mysticism of Emma Curtis Hopkins.
John Rankin has been a popular speaker at several International New Thought Congresses and has conducted numerous successful seminars in healing and spiritual unfoldment in various cities in the United States and Great Britain.
From the Afterward: The Blessing Book, John Rankin, published by UCU Press.
A note from Dr. Rankin's daughter, received 9/29/2015:
I wanted to let the community know that my dad passed away early Sunday morning, September 27, 2015.