Robert Sheffey was an American circuit-riding preacher of the 19th century. The film tells the true story of this unique servant of God, who started as a rowdy young man, and followed his friends to a revival meeting and there found the Lord. A man of prayer, tireless service, and great compassion. Brother Sheffey rides through the Appalachian Mountains spreading the gospel. Although he suffers the loss of his two greatest earthly treasures in one day, Sheffey still finds foregiveness in his heart for the person whe caused his sorrow. It captures the warmth and compassion of a man whose soul was on fire for the Lord.