Surnames of famous Christians sometimes reflect their service . George Whitefield is a case-in-point . In his evangelistic endeavors he sought souls most earnestly . His tabernacle was even nick-named " the soul trap " . In his ministry he took to heart that the fields were white unto harvest . Jonathan Goforth . That godly Canadian missionary to China made it his mission to really go-forth with the gospel . B.B.Warfield . He was indeed on a major battleground throughout his career . He contended with liberalism of all stripes and met the challenge head-on . This seasoned warior had the German higher critics in his aim as his main adversaries but he tackled the gamut . Some silly ones -- can be mentioned -- Billy Sunday -- too obvious to elaborate . I don't think D.L.Moody was really moody . A.W. Pink was no pansy in the pulpit or in print . A.W.Tozer never dozed in his ministrations . John Flavel wasn't into the latest flavor of the month in his soul-stirring writings . H.A.Ironsides was no Cromwell . John Knox -- numerous knocks did not move him in his devotion to the King of Kings . Joseph Irons -- a godly preacher with a God-given constitution . J.I.Packer -- is noted for condensing his thoughts concisely . John Piper -- he doesn't play his own tune , rather ,depends on the Lord in his powerful ministry .