Oneal Tankersley – In His Footsteps or What Would Jesus Do: An Angolan Tale Based on Charles M. Sheldon’s Classic


Oneal Tankersley served as a missionary in Eldoret, Kenya for 20 years from 1982 to 2002 where he was part of a church planting team among the Kalenjin and Swahili-speaking peoples there. Oneal is a missionary in residence at Harding University where he uses his experience in the field of “development ministry” to direct the HUT missions training facility. He also produces Christian teaching videos for Africa and Haiti.

Charles M. Sheldon (1857-1946) was an American social reformer who was best known for his authorship of the best-selling inspirational novel In His Steps (1897). Nearly a century later In His Steps still sells thousands of copies a year. A longtime pastor in Topeka, Kansas, he was an early advocate of civil rights and social services for African Americans and a firm believer in putting one’s religion into practice in daily life