Something just didn’t seem to be working. After several years of rather unsuccessful ministry, it might have seemed as though he wasn’t really designed for preaching. Nonetheless, he stuck it out in the pastorate and sought another place of ministry in a different part of the country. This time he tried Fullerton, California. Good thing he did, otherwise the world might have missed out on the ministry of Charles Swindoll.
(Personal Testimony of Dr. Swindoll, Congress On Biblical Exposition, Houston, Texas, 1988)