T Austen Sparks 1888 – 1971 Thomas Austin – Sparks was born in London. He was saved at the age of 17 and was ordained as a preacher when 25. He pastored a church in the London area, travelled widely in Britain, and spoke at the Victorious Life Conference in Keswick Grove, New Jersey. From 1923 until his death he published a bi-monthly magazine called _A Witness and a Testimony_. Both in writing and speaking the emphasis of T. Austin - Sparks ministry was the centrality and supremacy of the Lord Jesus Christ.