The Rev. Dr. F. Forrester Church (1948-2009) served the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City as senior minister since 1978 and as minister of public theology since 2007. He died September 24, 2009, of esophageal cancer.
A frequent contributor to UU World, he is the author of many books including A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism (with John Buehrens, 1989; 1993), So Help Me God: The Founding Fathers and the First Great Battle Over Church and State (2007), The Jefferson Bible (2000), The American Creed: A Spiritual and Patriotic Primer (2002), and Freedom from Fear: Finding the Courage to Love, Act, and Be (2004). Love and Death: My Journey through the Valley of the Shadow (2008) discusses his battle with terminal cancer. A final book, The Cathedral of the World: A Universalist Theology, was published in November 2009.