Arthur Thomas Doodson was born in Lancashire, England in 1890. Although born profoundly deaf, in his secular career he was an expert on tidal analysis and became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1933, and was also recognized as a Commander of the British Empire. His work is best known for providing the British Army with a prediction of the best tidal and light conditions for the D-Day Landing in 1944.
However, Doodson devoted his life not to science, but to Jesus Christ, and was an elder and leader amongst the Churches of God until his death in 1968, aged 78. Doodson provided the impetus for the periodical "Young Mens Corner", which became Bible Studies in 1933 and is still published today, and was an editor and contributor for many years.