Author Archives: William E. Richardson

About William E. Richardson

I'm married to a wonderful woman named Deb. We're the parents of a son and daughter who bring great joy to our lives. I currently pastor the Assembly of God church in Afton, Iowa.

MARY SLESSOR

Born DECEMBER 2, 1848 Mary heard someone in the village screaming. She knew it came from the center of the nearby crowd. She ran to the gathering, pushing her way to the front. To Mary’s horror, a woman lay on the ground, tied … Continue reading

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8 WONDERFUL SALVATION STORIES (pt. II)

Unique circumstances led some of Christianity’s outstanding leaders to salvation. Here’s the second set of four such stories. Discover each person’s greatest contributions to Christianity and what God used as the decisive factor to bring them to Himself  JOHN NEWTON His Role In … Continue reading

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8 WONDERFUL SALVATION STORIES (pt. I)

God sometimes uses surprising twists in calling individuals to make life’s most important decision. Often at the end of a string of whispers and appeals from the Holy Spirit, there’s a unique decisive factor. That element comes as a new sight, sound, or … Continue reading

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D. JAMES KENNEDY

Born NOVEMBER 3, 1930 It wasn’t a great start! When he concluded his first twelve months pastoring he’d reduced his congregation from 45 to 17. That’s how gung-ho seminary graduate, Dennis James Kennedy, ended his first year in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. How did he get … Continue reading

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BOB PIERCE’S 100TH BIRTHDAY

Born October 8, 1914   Today would have been the 100th birthday of the man who started two important relief organizations. Below are six essential facts about the life of Bob Pierce. Following each statement is a question concerning detailed information about that … Continue reading

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CATHERINE MARSHALL’S 100TH BIRTHDAY

  Born SEPTEMBER 27, 1914 To celebrate what would have been her 100th birthday this weekend, here are the highs and lows of Catherine Marshall’s life in 10 statements. 1936 At age 22, Catherine Wood—graduate of an Atlanta, Georgia women’s college— married … Continue reading

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THE BRITISH INVASION of Christian Faith

Fifty years ago the Beatles landed in America from England. Their songs soon dominated our popular music. They were followed by dozens of other groups and solo singers with British accents and cultural sway. The invasion of singers from across the pond influenced aspects of our culture. … Continue reading

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