R.A.Torrey 1856 – 1928 R. A. Torrey was one of the three editors of _The Fundamentals_, an important series of books on the fundamental doctrines of the faith. Rueben Archer Torrey was born in New Jersey. After being a Congregational preacher for eleven years, R. A. Torrey joined D. L. Moody in his evangelistic work in Chicago. Torrey preached in nearly every part of the English speaking world. Together with song leader Charles Alexander, he conducted evangelistic meetings in Great Britain. R. A. Torrey served for a while as pastor of what is now Moody Church. He was also the first pastor of the Church of the Open Door in Los Angelos. He helped to start BIOLA University and contributed to its publication . The King’s Business.