Category Archives: Evangelist

WILLIAM SEYMOUR

Born MAY 2, 1870 No matter how hard William Seymour tried, he couldn’t open the church door. The pastor had padlocked it to keep him out. She had invited William to California to preach. He answered the call, proclaiming to the Holiness congregation … Continue reading

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BOB PIERCE

Born October 8, 1914 In the late 1940s, God changed Bob Pierce’s view of his place in the world. It began while he was on a preaching tour of Asia. One morning on an island off the coast of China, a female missionary came … Continue reading

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CHARLES FINNEY

Born AUGUST 29, 1792 Charles Grandison Finney played a pivotal role among American revivalists. His contributions served as a bridge between the ministry of Jonathan Edwards in the 1700s and the revival campaigns of D. L. Moody in the late 1800s. Born three years after George Washington’s … Continue reading

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OSWALD CHAMBERS

Born JULY 24, 1874 “We will all feel very much ashamed if we do not yield to Jesus the areas of our lives He has asked us to yield to Him. It’s as if Paul were saying, ‘My determined pur-pose is … Continue reading

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EVAN ROBERTS

Born JUNE 8, 1878 In the first few years of the 20th century, Wales experienced something unique. After many years of Christians praying for a spiritual reawakening, God answered their prayers, touching the country on multiple levels. One young man who had prayed … Continue reading

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ANDREW MURRAY

Born MAY 9, 1828 Andrew was born in South Africa. His Scottish father pastored the Dutch Reformed Church in Graaff Reinet. The combination of geopolitical environment and spiritual experiences prepared young Andrew for his life’s work. God would use him to draw people of varied ethnic back-grounds around the … Continue reading

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CORRIE TEN BOOM

Born APRIL 15, 1892 The line of women in prison camp dresses shuffled past the guards. The German soldiers frisked each one. They searched the woman ahead of Corrie three times, but didn’t touch her. A few minutes later, rather than search Corrie, a woman … Continue reading

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WILLIAM BOOTH

Born APRIL 10, 1829 William Booth understood poverty. He had to quit school as a young teen to contribute to the family income. William was 14, working as an apprentice for a Nottingham, England pawnbroker when his father died. That increased the family’s … Continue reading

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DAWSON TROTMAN

Born MARCH 25, 1906 The hymn begins, “I was sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore.” As a young man out of high school, Dawson was figuratively sinking in sin when he tried rescuing his girlfriend from drowning in a lake … Continue reading

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DWIGHT L. MOODY

Born FEBRUARY 5, 1837 Dwight Lyman Moody had a limited formal education and was never ordained into the ministry. Still, he became the most successful evangelist of the Nineteenth Century. He left his mark in Christian education and Christian publishing and set standards for both one-on-one … Continue reading

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